Grassland and heathland found on The Lizard

Location

1 mile north of Lizard village,
Helston
Cornwall

OS Map Reference

SW 6936 1521
A static map of Windmill Farm

Know before you go

Size
85 hectares

Parking information

On the A3083 head south towards Lizard village. Keep going past Trevelyan Holiday Homes and take the third turning on the right, along a two vehicle wide, rough but Tarmac road. Continue straight for 700m passing through Rose in the Valley farm until you

Grazing animals

Yes. Cattle onsite usually between April – Oct

Walking trails

There are two waymarked trails. The World War II trail is the recommended trail. Wellies are advisable almost all year around but are definitely needed between October and May.

Access

Cattle grazed farm pasture and heathland makes for challenging terrain. Disabled access is limited, the site is not suitable for push chairs. In the winter months the ground is water logged and gateways can be impassable.

Dogs

No dogs permitted

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

April to August

About the reserve

Windmill Farm Nature Reserve on The Lizard comprises grassland and heathland with some scrub, bog, swamp, and hedgerow. The construction of two ponds and a scrape have provided habitat, together with arable crops for birds. The adult marsh fritillary may be seen on the wing from mid-April to July. The reserve contains a 17th-century windmill, Bronze Age barrows, and Second World War pillboxes

The derelict windmill tower on the nature reserve was once the hideout of one of Cornwall's most notorious gangs...read the article

Contact us

Cornwall Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01872 273939