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Chun Downs

A heathland site with some ancient landmarks

The reserve is part of the West Penwith Moors, which overall contain 25% of Cornwall's heathland. The Downs are largely scrub covered and would have been created by woodland clearance in the 3rd or 2nd centuries BC. Stunning panoramic views extend across the landscape of historic small fields, Cornish hedges and spectacular heathland to the sea.

Species and habitats

Habitats
Heathland

Nearby nature reserves

Bosvenning Common
2 miles - Cornwall Wildlife Trust
Caer Bran and Bartinney Nature Resrve
4 miles - Cornwall Wildlife Trust
Bakers Pit
5 miles - Cornwall Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
2 miles inland from Pendeen
Penzance
Cornwall
Map reference
SW 403 346
Best time to visit
Apr - Sep
Get directions
Find out here
Public transport
Plan your journey
Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
22.00 hectares
Access
No

Public footpaths around the reserve. Terrain can be difficult and muddy at points.
Walking information
Footpaths and bridleway pass can be wet and muddy underfoot and there are some inclines
Parking
Cars may be parked at Trehyllys Farm
Dogs
Dogs allowed
Grazing animals
Yes
Reserve manager
Cornwall Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01872 273939
nick.marriott@cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk

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