Sylvia's Meadow

Spotted Orchid

Mark Hamblin/2020VISION

Sylvia's Meadow

One of the most important meadows for nature conservation in Cornwall


Near St Ann's Chapel
A static map of Sylvia's Meadow

Know before you go

5 hectares

Grazing animals



Staff at the Donkey park will guide you to the reserve once you arrive at the car park. Contact the Trust for disabled access information,


No dogs permitted

When to visit

Opening times

Easter until 30th September - open daily from 10:30am to 4:30pm. From October to Easter the reserve is open only 4 days a week, please contact the Reserves Manager on 07866 430086 to check opening times

Best time to visit

April to July

About the reserve

Unimproved herb-rich pasture that is a very rare sight in the Cornish countryside and thus is one of the most important meadows for nature conservation in Cornawall. The lesser butterfly orchid and the heath spoted orchid both make an appearance here. This area survived the plough during the Second World War as a military camp was sited here.

Contact us

Cornwall Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01872 273939