A heathland site with some ancient landmarks

Location

2 miles inland from Pendeen
Penzance
A static map of Chun Downs

Know before you go

Size
22 hectares

Grazing animals

No

Walking trails

Footpaths and bridleway pass can be wet and muddy underfoot and there are some inclines

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 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.

Contact us

Cornwall Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01872 273939