Kilkhampton Common covers an area of approximately 20 acres. The Common is situated in a steep-sided, south-facing valley and comprises grassland, woodland and river habitats. The land is dedicated to nature conservation with sheep and horse grazing to manage pasture areas. Public access through the Common has been established using a combination of way-marked rights of way and permissive footpaths.
With so many spectacular walks in the Bude area, it can be tough deciding what to do. Harry McConville B.A.(Mod.) Nat.Sci. who is a local artist, historian and naturalist will pick the very best route for the season and sights, which could include the SWCP, canal, nature reserve or battle site. Children will love the pond dipping and rockpool ramble sessions.
Bude Marshes consists of 9 hectares of land, much of which is reed bed, making it one of the largest in Cornwall.
Lundy Island is a great day trip from Bude. Spend a day on the natural & historic National Trust island of Lundy, 3 miles long, ½ mile wide, 12 miles off the North Devon coast serviced by the Lundy passenger & supply ship MS Oldenburg.
Halwill Junction is a disused railway line with a variety of habitats. It was purchased by DWT from British Rail in 1990. Recently the old railway track has been converted into a surfaced cycle path connecting Halwill Junction to Cookworthy Forest.
Trebarwith Nature Reserve has a rich diversity of wildflowers and a thriving stream community in its unimproved meadowland, which lies in a steeply sloping coastal valley.
Lower Lewdon This reserve is contained within a large triangular enclosure which forms part of a steep-sided valley. The site has many springs, so a large part of the land is waterlogged for much
Greena Moor (Creddacott Meadows) The site is mainly culm grassland with some broadleaved woodland, scrub and streams. The main wooded area in the centre of the reserve was originally a plantation, and hazel may
Dunsdon Dunsdon contains probably the single most important example in England of a type of pasture known locally as Culm Grassland. Culm Grassland is a marshy, heathy vegetation that occurs over the slates and
Marsland Mouth Nature Reserve in Bude is a very large reserve on the northern border of Devon and Cornwall, mostly accessed via the Coast Path.