Know before you go
Parking informationPark at SW 772 376 (main Entrance) there is official parking for two cars. The entrance is immediately left after the turning signed to Mylor, Flushing & Restronguet from the A39 in Perranarworthal, 3 miles (5km) north of Penryn.
Two waymarked circular trails which take 20-30 minutes to complete. The trails incorporate steep slopes, granite steps and bridges. The off camber meadow trail can be very slippery and water logged in the winter.
Permissive access around the reserve.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitBluebells in early May
About the reserve
This site consists of ancient woodland and is a valuable remnant, supporting many typical woodland plants. Early references to this wood date back to 1652. Gnarled , twisted stems of sessile oak are a feature here, evidence of the historical management technique 'coppicing'. Various birdlife is to be seen, including the great spotted woodpecker.