Redlake Cottage Meadows

Redlake Cottage Meadows

Unimproved damp meadow, amongst the most vulnerable and rapidly declining habitat in the UK

Location

Two miles from Lostwithiel
Lostwithial
A static map of Redlake Cottage Meadows

Know before you go

Size
13 hectares

Grazing animals

No

Walking trails

Short sections of boardwalk, but the site is generally very wet and uneven underfoot

Access

There are short sections of footpaths within this reserve but terrain can be difficult. 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 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

Contact us

Cornwall Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01872 273939