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Caer Bran and Bartinney Nature Resrve

A heathland area with an array of bird life

Re-creation work is taking place after this heathland was ploughed up for agriculture in the 1950s. Various bird life can be seen here, including skylarks, short-eared owls and hen harriers. Caer Bran lies on the northern and eastern slopes of Bartinney Downs, below an early prehistoric enclosure and it is well worth visiting the nearby Iron Age village of Carn Euny

Species and habitats

Grassland, Heathland

Nearby nature reserves

Bosvenning Common
2 miles - Cornwall Wildlife Trust
Chun Downs
4 miles - Cornwall Wildlife Trust
Kemyel Crease
5 miles - Cornwall Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

1.2 miles from the village of Sancreed
Map reference
SW 401 293
Best time to visit
Apr - Aug
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Opening Times
Open at all times
24.00 hectares

Public footpaths around the reserve. Terrain can be difficult and muddy at points.
Walking information
Ground can be wet and slippery
Small parking area at the top of a rough track, but this is not suitable for all cars
Dogs allowed
Grazing animals
Reserve manager
Cornwall Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01872 273939


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