Know before you go
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,
When to visit
Opening timesEaster 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 visitApril 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.