Willow Tit

Adam Jones

A mosaic of grassland and woodland, featuring the scarce marbled white butterfly

Location

1.5 miles (2.2 km) south of Kilkhampton
Bude
A static map of Lower Lewdon

Know before you go

Size
5 hectares

Grazing animals

No

Walking trails

There is a boardwalk and a way marked track that can be uneven in places and also muddy when wet

Access

Public footpaths around the reseve which can be muddy and difficult at times. Contact the Trust for disabled access information.

Dogs

Dogs permitted

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

April to August

About the reserve

This reserve is contained within a large triangular enclosure which forms part of a steep-sided valley. The site has many springs, so a large part of the land is waterlogged for much of the year. It is a mosaic of culm grassland and woodland, crisscrossed with rides and paths. The marbled white butterfly has been in decline in recent years, but can be seen here from late June through to August. Long grass, particularly red fescue, provides a sympathetic habitat for these attractive butterflies.The willow tit is a scarce bird in Cornwall and a speciality of the culm, more or less restricted to wet willow woodlands.

Contact us

Cornwall Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01872 273939