Serious deterioration in the steelwork of our bridge has been identified, meaning that we have had to close the bridge. We are organising for repairs to be carried out as soon as possible but THIS IS EXPENSIVE (in the region of £2,600 plus). So we need to raise funds to cover this, and more to ensure on-going inspection and maintenance now that the bridge is over ten years old. Please help us to re-open access to Broad & Treovis Woods as soon as possible by giving donations by BACS to;

  • Friends of Stara Woods CIO
  • A/C 65169766
  • Sort code 08-92-99 (Please reference your donation as ‘Bridge’)

Also by giving:

  • Donations in collection boxes locally
  • Online donation via the Stara Woods Facebook or via the Friends of Stara Woods Website

WORKING BEES: December 2nd
We meet at 10am at the Stara Bridge entrance, and all are welcome

Saturday 4th May 2024 at 10:00am
Saturday 1st June 2024 at 10:00pm

Welcome to Stara Woods

On the south east edge of Bodmin Moor, there is a jewel within the valley; a woodland with a brook that falls through cascades to join the River Lynher.

The river flows through rapids and deep pools, past broadleaf and ancient forest, protected wildlife, flora and fauna, and under an old granite clapper bridge at the entrance to Stara Woods.Stara Woodland is a collection of three woods; Broad, Colquite and Treovis.  Documents suggest they have been here since at least the 17th century, but probably long before that. Each woodland is different in character from the others, ranging from mature conifers intermixed with broadleaved trees, a newer plantation of conifers on what was native woodland, and the remains of old coppices along with more mature oaks.

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