Bissoe Valley

Common blue butterfly

WildNet - Amy Lewis

Bissoe Valley

A former mine site, with newly planted woodland, ponds and regenerating heathland


South of Truro
A static map of Bissoe Valley

Know before you go

3 hectares

Grazing animals


Walking trails

Some paths have shallow inclines but are generally well surfaced for easy walking


Public footpaths around the reserve which are accessible for wheelchair and pushchairs.


Dogs permitted

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

April to August

About the reserve

Once a mine site, a restoration programme set up in 1986 has now made this reserve a fine example of creative conservation work. It has newly planted woodland, ponds and regenerating heathland. The scarce blue-tailed damselfly is found here, establishing new colonies and the grayling butterfly is one of the more distinctive butterflies here

Contact us

Cornwall Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01872 273939