Know before you go
Paths can be muddy and wet
Public footpaths around the reserve. Terrain can be difficult and muddy at points.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitApril to September
About the reserve
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