Gorse

Neil Aldridge

Bosvenning Common

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

Location

0.5 miles from Newbridge
Penzance
A static map of Bosvenning Common

Know before you go

Size
16 hectares

Grazing animals

No

Walking trails

Paths can be muddy and wet

Access

Public footpaths around the reserve. Terrain can be difficult and muddy at points.

Dogs

Dogs permitted

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

April 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

Contact us

Cornwall Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01872 273939