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Newquay on the Map Again!

Edited by: Keith Riley

Submitted: 21st April 2008

Newquay is, once again, leading the way with a brand new version of its unique Discovery Trail Map. Visitors and locals alike have scratched their heads in puzzlement at the intriguing slate discs which have been present in pavements and pathways throughout the town for many years. Their cryptic messages and symbols conjuring up goodness knows what in the minds of the curious, but for those who used the accompanying map the mystery was soon solved and thousands have followed the Trail through the town's streets, tram tracks and pathways finding out about Newquay's history and heritage.

 From left  Gill Pipkin Headland Hotel, Veryan Jones Restormel Borough Council, Andy Weir Chair NCCT (and son Cameron), Sara Cross Twenty Twenty Marketing, Ruth Grant Newquay Zoo, Mavis Warman NCCT, Gill Moore Newquay for Excellence, and Jonathon Parker WowWow.co.uk

From left – Gill Pipkin Headland Hotel, Veryan Jones Restormel Borough Council, Andy Weir Chair NCCT (and son Cameron), Sara Cross Twenty Twenty Marketing, Ruth Grant Newquay Zoo, Mavis Warman NCCT, Gill Moore Newquay for Excellence, and Jonathon Parker wow-wow.co.uk
Photo: John Wood Photography, Taken at Discovery Trail Disc 6 location, Fistral beach

Newquay's New Discovery Trail Map Launch

The re-launch of this fascinating and unique interactive town visitor attraction will take place at the Sustainable Tourism Conference to be held at the Headland Hotel on Friday 25th April. The new map illustration will be on display which now includes information to help the locals and visitors do their part in looking after Newquay's environment with recycling, public transport, illustrated text on the flora and fauna, and important green messages!

Ruth Grant, Environmental officer at Newquay Zoo, who has been driving the project, supported by public and private sector individuals said 'Newquay will again be a significant pioneer in providing information to visitors and the local community about green issues with the new Discovery Trail, the perfect vehicle to do this in a fun and interactive way' she added 'to our knowledge we know of no other town in the UK that has anything as unique as the Discovery Trail Map and can boast of a 'green' activity that's so engages people of all ages'. Ruth also added 'Without the financial support of Restormel Borough Council, Cornwall County Council, and many local businesses, the project wouldn't be possible.

Andy Weir, Chair of the Newquay Chamber of Commerce and Tourism, said 'The Chamber launched the original Trail several years ago and we are delighted that commitment from both the public and private sectors is supporting the re-launch of the new map. We are also hoping to see funding from Newquay Town Council, as this project will not only bring visitors into the town but positively encourage activities that reduce the impact on local resources. It's also a huge opportunity for local business to be part of this project and sponsorship opportunities will be available at the conference'.

For more information on sponsoring, distributing or interest in the new Discovery Trail map contact Ruth Grant ruth.grant@newquayzoo.org.uk or Andy Weir office@ncct.uk.com.

For conference information contact Veryan Jones veryan.jones@restormel.gov.uk

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