Dormouse

Danny Green/2020VISION

Lanvean Bottoms

Woodland area with an abundance of the attractive scarlet elf cup fungus

Location

Near St Mawgan
Newquay
A static map of Lanvean Bottoms

Know before you go

Size
5 hectares

Grazing animals

No

Walking trails

There are no footpaths; the best route for visitors would be to follow the western bank of the stream, downstream from the gate. Underfoot, conditions are very wet and boggy and there are many fallen branches and protruding tree roots

Access

There are no paths around the reserve and terrain can be difficult in places. Contact the trust for further access information.

Dogs

Dogs permitted

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

April to July, September to November

About the reserve

The wetter areas of this woodland are sheltered by a canopy of grey willow and ash, whilst oak and hazel dominate the woodland on drier slopes. Some areas of the site have been coppiced in the past and wet flushes and redundant drainage ditches are scattered throughout. The dormouse finds shelter here as well as other small mammals. The scarlet elf cup, an attractive and edible fungus is found in great abundance throughout the woodland in winter.

Contact us

Cornwall Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01872 273939