Short Eared Owl

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Caer Bran

A heathland area with an array of bird life

Location

1.2 miles from the village of Sancreed
Penzance
A static map of Caer Bran

Know before you go

Size
24 hectares

Grazing animals

No

Walking trails

Ground can be wet and slippery

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 August

About the reserve

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

Contact us

Cornwall Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01872 273939