Educational Access Site

Wimalford

County : Cornwall



What there is to see and do :

Wimalford farm is a rare example of a small traditional farm surviving on Bodmin. It contains many interesting features including traditional stone field boundaries, upland hay meadows and an area of wet upland heath. The heath contains a number of interesting plant species such as the Sundew and is also the home for the rare Marsh Fritillary butterfly. Much history can be found on the heath as peat cutting was an annual activity in the past. The peat was used for fuel and was cut as recently as 5 years ago.

Habitats
Flower-rich grassland, Wetlands

Facilities
Toilets, Farm facts leaflet, Car parking (10)

Other features
All 4 of the carnivorous plants that grow in Cornwall. Turf Pits. Landscape associated with Tin prospecting & Tin streaming. Fine example of traditional upland farm. Ancient field boundary system.

Conservation on farm
Traditional grazing management to enhance the rich grasslands and Down & Marsh (SSSI)Boundary restoration




Other information


Site Number
07/161/0064

OS Grid Reference
SX214737

OS LandRanger Sheet Number(s)
200

Access end date
30 September, 2014

Information Last Updated
06 May, 2011



To Arrange a visit

If this site is of interest, please contact Mrs O & Miss RJ Parkyn on telephone number 01579 320438 to arrange a visit.