A photograph of Kilkhampton Common looking west towards the sea. There is a public footpath with fenced conservation grazing on the right.

Explore Kilkhampton Common

Kilkhampton Common can be located by turning into West Street at Kilkhampton square. Follow the road all the way down the hill and you’ll find a gated entrance on the right-hand side, with limited parking. The nearest public toilets are located at the car park by Kilkhampton Church.

A Haven for Nature

Kilkhampton Common covers an area of approximately 20 acres and is situated in a steep-sided, south-facing valley. Once a neglected stretch of countryside, it was given a glimmer of hope when an ecological assessment report carried out by Cornwall Environmental Consultants in July 2012 revealed its environmental value.

Westland Countryside Steward has dedicated the site to nature conservation and comprises grassland, woodland and river habitats. We have established public access through the Common using a combination of way-marked rights of way and permissive footpaths. By introducing rare breed sheep and goats, we have been able to manage and maintain environmentally sensitive areas with conservation grazing.

A Home for Wildlife

Kilkhampton Common is home to a variety of flora and fauna. You are likely to come across a dipper as you walk along the riverside or catch a glimpse of a small pearl-bordered fritillary butterfly on a quiet sunny day.

Enjoy the Local Amenities

After a long walk, why not enjoy the local amenities? Kilkhampton offers a tea room and two pubs in the village.

Visit Kilkhampton Common

So why not come and explore Kilkhampton Common for yourself? With its stunning walks, scenery, and wildlife, there is something for everyone. We look forward to seeing you soon!


An illustrated map showing Kilkhampton Common and the public and permissive pathways.
Map of Kilkhampton Common

OS Grid ref is SS 24679 11756