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Downhill Meadow

A meadow whose boundary hedges have most likely been in existence since medieval times

The meadow is a relic of the downland that once covered the area and it is likely that the boundary hedges have been in existence since medieval times. Bird life includes the yellowhammer, who scavenges for seeds. Wild angelica blooms from July to October; its nectar is very attractive to insects

Species and habitats

Habitats
Heathland, Meadow

Nearby nature reserves

Lanvean Bottoms
2 miles - Cornwall Wildlife Trust
Rosenannon Downs
6 miles - Cornwall Wildlife Trust
Quoit Heathland
6 miles - Cornwall Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
Near Downhill
Newquay
Cornwall
Map reference
SW 863 689
Best time to visit
Apr - Jul
Get directions
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Public transport
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
2.00 hectares
Access
No

Public footpath around the reserve. Terrain can be difficult and muddy at points.
Walking information
Take care as site can be wet and slippery
Parking
yes
Dogs
Dogs allowed
Grazing animals
Yes
Reserve manager
Cornwall Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01872 273939
sean.ohea@cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk

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