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Tregonetha Downs Nature Reserve

Tregonetha Downs Nature Reserve covers 45 hectares of wet heathland and marshy grassland. The land was used by the tin mning industry, so the ground is covered with hummock and hollow formations, which are rich in wildlife.

Wildlife highlights:
marsh fritillary butterflies used to live here, but have not been seen recently. Small pearl bordered fritillary butterfly are common in summer.

Directions & Access: Turn off the A30 dual carriageway at Victoria. Follow the old A30 through Victoria and turn right onto the B3274 towards Padstow, just before the Iron Bridge. Tregonetha Downs is 1.5 miles along this road, on either side of the road. There are some tracks and paths on to the site, though these can be muddy and uneven.

Grid reference: SW 959 629

The site is managed by the Cornwall Wildlife Trust






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