Heathland

Chris Gomersall/2020VISION

Tregonetha Nature Reserve is a place rich in culture and wildlife.

Location

Tregonetha
Saint Columb
Cornwall
TR9 6EL

OS Map Reference

SW9564
A static map of Tregonetha Downs

Know before you go

Size
42 hectares

Parking information

Roadside, limited

Grazing animals

Yes

Access

Please stay on footpaths.

Dogs

On a lead
Keep your dog on a short lead but if cattle should run towards you, let your dog go so that it can run away.

When to visit

Opening times

All year round

Best time to visit

Winter gets interesting birds

About the reserve

This is a lowland heath, a rare and valuable habitat in the UK. The heath is very different to the surrounding farmland because of the poor acidic soils which support an abundance of plants, insects and birds specially adapted for life on the heathland. For this reason, Tregonetha Downs is a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Contact us

Cornwall Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01872 273939