Female Chaffinch

Natasha Franklin

Prideaux Wood

A delightful woodland nature reserve


Prideaux Wood
St Austell
A static map of Prideaux Wood

Know before you go

26 hectares

Grazing animals



Contact the Trust for access information.


Dogs permitted

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

April to July

About the reserve

Ancient woodland makes up a quarter of this reserve, surrounding historic mining operations: a sign of Cornish heritage, with some activity dating back to the Tudor period. In the 1960’s a commercial conifer forestry plantation was founded, but the trees are now well established and home to many diverse speciesrecent work has involved the removal of many of these conifers followed by replanting with native broadleaved trees. How many bird calls can you identify in the wood?  

Contact us

Reserves Officer
Contact number: 01872 273939