A large wetland complex spreading from the slopes of Helman Tor

Location

The reserve is 2.5 miles (4 km) south of Bodmin, 2 miles to the north west of Lostwithiel
Bodmin
A static map of Helman Tor

Know before you go

Size
217 hectares

Grazing animals

Yes

Access

Contact the Trust for access information.

Dogs

Dogs permitted

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

April to September

About the reserve

A large wetland complex spreading from the slopes of Helman Tor, the landscape here has been characterised by tin streaming which creates hummocks and hollows. These determine where the areas of wet and dry heathland and grassland are, together with large areas of wet woodland and open water. Sundews can be found in wet areas amongst sphagnum mosses and produce small white flowers from June to August. There are the remains of a Neolithic hill settlement which is a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Contact us

Cornwall Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01872 273939