Grassland and heathland found on The Lizard


1 mile north of Lizard village,

OS Map Reference

A static map of Windmill Farm

Know before you go

75 hectares

Parking information


Grazing animals


Walking trails

Site is fairly flat with some gentle slopes. Wheelchair access will be restricted to the level pasture but even this is likely to be very bumpy. Wellies are advisable in wet weather


Public footpaths around the reserve which are accessible for wheelchair and pushchairs. Terrain can be difficult at some points and stout footwear is recommended especially in poorer conditions.


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 the article

Contact us

Cornwall Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01872 273939