Redlake Cottage Meadows
Know before you go
Grazing animalsYes - we usually have native breed ponies or cattle grazing this site.
Short sections of boardwalk, but the site is generally very wet and uneven underfoot
There are short sections of footpaths within this reserve but terrain can be difficult. Contact the Trust for further access information.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitApril to August
About the reserve
The reserve is made up of unimproved damp meadowland with wet heath. It is one of ten sites in the country, and the last in Cornwall, where the rare heath lobelia can be found. There is an abundance of insect life, with over 80 species of butterfly and moth recorded. It contains a well preserved ancient field system and in the 19th century, the wetlands may have well been a site used for the shooting of wildfowl