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North Predannack Downs

Unique heathland with an unusual geology

This nature reserve, on The Lizard, is made up from unique heathlands famed for their unusual geology, mostly Serpentinite rock, and exceptional plant life. This reserve is prime Cornish heath with pools and wet willow woodland. Early Bronze Age barrows are present and there are several ancient 'turf-hut' circles. There are remains of buildings likely to have been used during the Second World War.

Species and habitats

Habitats
Heathland, Wetland

Nearby nature reserves

Windmill Farm
1 miles - Cornwall Wildlife Trust
Swanvale
11 miles - Cornwall Wildlife Trust
Pendarves Wood
13 miles - Cornwall Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
1.25 miles (2 km) south of Penhale
Helston
Cornwall
Map reference
SW 687 174
Best time to visit
Apr - Sep
Get directions
Find out here
Public transport
Plan your journey
Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
35.00 hectares
Access
No

Public footpaths leading to and around the reserve. Terrain can be difficult at times, please contact the reserve for disabled access information.
Walking information
The path into the reserve can be wet and muddy. Once on the reserve, a number of paths crisscross the site and these can be uneven
Parking
Limited parking
Dogs
Dogs allowed
Grazing animals
Yes
Reserve manager
Cornwall Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01872 273939
nick.marriott@cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk

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