Common Frog

Ross Hoddinott/2020VISION

A wet meadow reserve with various plant life

Location

Tincombe
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Know before you go

Size
1 hectare

Grazing animals

No

Walking trails

The site is marshy, but if visitors follow the boardwalk, they won't get their feet wet.

Access

Public footpaths around the reserve. Visitors are asked to keep to the marked paths in order to avoid the marshland.

Dogs

Dogs permitted

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

April to July

About the reserve

The reserve is mainly wet meadows with a stream, shallow pool, hedgerows and woodland. Greater tussock sedge forms large, dense clumps and in the pond you may spot toads, distinguished by their warty skin, or common frogs with their smoother skin. They come here to breed in the spring months amongst the white water lilies and yellow flag iris. The southern marsh orchid is found here in early summer from June to mid-July, around damp areas of the nature reserve. Look out for the large, pale pink-violet to deep red-lilac flowers with a rounded lower lip

Contact us

Cornwall Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01872 273939