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Lanvean Bottoms

Woodland area with an abundance of the attractive scarlet elf cup fungus

The wetter areas of this woodland are sheltered by a canopy of grey willow and ash, whilst oak and hazel dominate the woodland on drier slopes. Some areas of the site have been coppiced in the past and wet flushes and redundant drainage ditches are scattered throughout. The dormouse finds shelter here as well as other small mammals. The scarlet elf cup, an attractive and edible fungus is found in great abundance throughout the woodland in winter.

Species and habitats


Nearby nature reserves

Downhill Meadow
2 miles - Cornwall Wildlife Trust
Quoit Heathland
4 miles - Cornwall Wildlife Trust
Rosenannon Downs
5 miles - Cornwall Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Near St Mawgan.
Map reference
SW 880 663
Best time to visit
Apr - Jul
Sep - Nov
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5.00 hectares

There are no paths around the reserve and terrain can be difficult in places. Contact the trust for further access information.
Walking information
There are no footpaths; the best route for visitors would be to follow the western bank of the stream, downstream from the gate. Underfoot, conditions are very wet and boggy and there are many fallen branches and protruding tree roots
Parking is very limited on the road near the bridge
Dogs allowed
Grazing animals
Reserve manager
Cornwall Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01872 273939


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