Beaver fact: “Did you know beavers are vegetarian, they only eat plants like brambles and trees”

Beaver fact: “Did you know a baby beaver is called a KIT”

Beaver fact: “Did you know that beavers are crepuscular, meaning they come out at dawn and dusk”

Beaver fact: “Did you know, a beaver can swim underwater for 15 minutes”

Beaver fact: “Did you know beavers never stop building and maintaining dams, their wetlands are constantly changing and evolving”

Beaver fact: “Did you know, a beaver’s teeth are impregnated with IRON for strength, which makes them bright orange”

Beaver fact: “Did you know beavers once lived all across Britain as far back as the ice age”

Beaver fact: “Did you know the scientific name for European beavers is Castor fiber”

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Woodland Valley Farm Field Station

Woodland Valley Farm is a working organic farm with an award winning event venue and activity centre.  Since 2017 it has hosted a family of beavers in a 5 acre fenced enclosure, a perfect venue to learn all about beavers and easily spot them on an arranged visit.

Our field station is situated in a beautiful wooded valley near Truro, Cornwall, and you are welcome to arrange a visit for your school, family, business or as an individual, to see for yourself! Chris Jones, owner of Woodland Valley Farm and Beaver Trust’s Director of Restoration, always has a warm welcome for visitors and is a font of beaver and farming wisdom.

Coming soon. Meanwhile find out more here here

  • View photos of Woodland Valley Farm beavers
  • Arrange a guided walk to see the Cornwall beavers
  • See what activities can be done at a beaver Field Station
  • Contact us to ask questions about the Cornwall Beaver Project

A Guided Tour of the Cornwall Beaver Project

WILD WORLD: Doorstep Discoveries

EPISODE 7

An interview with Chris Jones of the Cornwall Beaver Project

“If Nature isn’t thriving then neither are we”
With thanks to Nina Constable Media

The Cornwall Beaver Project

The Cornwall Beaver Project is a collaboration between Woodland Valley Farm and The Cornwall Wildlife Trust. It aims to observe the impacts of beavers on water quantity and quality, which are being monitored by University of Exeter researchers. 

Biodiversity monitoring is also being carried out on habitats, amphibians, bats, some invertebrate groups, fish and, most recently, bees. One of the most exciting aspects to the project is the potential to alleviate flooding downstream in Ladock, a village which is increasingly affected by floods.