Know before you go
Parking informationOn 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 animalsYes. Cattle onsite usually between April – Oct
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.
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.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitApril 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
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