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Bosvenning Common

An undisturbed heathland with three different species of wild heathers and spectacular views of the surrounding landscape

The views from this heathland are among the most spectacular in Penwith, over the downland towards Carn Brea and Camborne. In summer the heath is a patchwork of yellow gorse, and pink and purple heather. There are three different heathers here; true heather, bell heather and cross-leaved heather. A Bronze Age cairn extends a line of three along the east to west ridge and the site is likely to have been used as a summer pasture from prehistoric times to the medieval period

Species and habitats

Habitats
Heathland

Nearby nature reserves

Caer Bran and Bartinney Nature Resrve
2 miles - Cornwall Wildlife Trust
Chun Downs
2 miles - Cornwall Wildlife Trust
Bakers Pit
5 miles - Cornwall Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
0.5 miles from Newbridge
Penzance
Cornwall
Map reference
SW 417 311
Best time to visit
Apr - Sep
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
16.00 hectares
Access
No

Public footpaths around the reserve. Terrain can be difficult and muddy at points.
Walking information
Paths can be muddy and wet
Parking
yes
Dogs
Dogs allowed
Grazing animals
No
Reserve manager
Cornwall Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01872 273939
nick.marriott@cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk

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