Know before you go
Footpaths and bridleway pass can be wet and muddy underfoot and there are some inclines
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 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.