The old serpentine works at Poltesco, image courtesy Vicky Wiltshire
CAST-Away 2022, image credit Lucy Grant

Pilchard packing, stone polishing and water play.

Follow the lane from Ruan Minor to the magical Poltesco Valley to dance, make and play. Explore the old serpentine works and seek out our activities in the orchard, along the footpaths and on the beach. Polish your own piece of unique Lizard serpentine. Make pilchards from clay. Make and launch barges from the tiny quay on the beach. We’re bringing some treat buns, but be sure to bring a picnic and plenty to drink as the beach is remote and accessible only by footpath.

All the activities are free and offered on a drop-in basis, no booking required. Donations welcome.

We won’t be put off by a bit of drizzle and hope you won’t either, but check on the day in case of extreme weather or last-minute changes.

This summer, for the first time, CAST is extending its programme of creative adventures out onto the Lizard peninsula.
Polurrian: 3 August, 10am – 4pm
Gweek: 10 August, 12 noon – 6pm
Poltesco: 17 August, 10am – 4pm
Porthoustock: 24 August, 12 noon – 6pm

We are also running a programme of free CAST-Off activities in the walled garden at Penrose. These take place each Saturday from 30 July to 20 August, from 10am – 12pm and 2pm – 4pm. For more information click here.

CAST-Off and CAST-Away are made possible by the generous support of The National Lottery Community Fund, FEAST, the Garcia Family Foundation and Helston Town Council.

Wednesday 17 August 2022 10am - 4pm Free activities

All welcome

Food: Bring your own picnic. Ruan Minor has a store.

Toilets: There's a toilet behind the cottage at the car park.

Parking: Limited space at the National Trust car park

Bus: Lizard Adventurer (open-top bus) L1 to Ruan Minor

Activity maps for both CAST-Off and CAST-Away will be available to pick up from CAST Café from Tuesday 26 July and at all the sessions.