Kilkhampton common can be located by turning into West Street at Kilkhampton square. Follow the road all the way down the hill, there is limited parking at the gated entrance on the right-hand side. The nearest public toilets are located at the car park by Kilkhampton Church.
The nearest public toilets are located at the car park by Kilkhampton Church and if you manage to walk up an appetite there is a tea room and two pubs in the village.
Kilkhampton Common was a neglected stretch of countryside close to Kilkhampton village, but with a proven environmental value from an ecological assessment report carried out by Cornwall Environmental Consultants in July 2012.
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.
Westland Countryside Stewards now manage and maintain the common and we hope you will enjoy your visit.
OS Grid ref is SS 24679 11756
What to look out for
As well as managing and maintaining Kilkhampton for you to enjoy we have also done as much as we can to aid the flora and fauna here too. You are likely to come across a dipper as you walk along the riverside or catch a glance of a small pearl-bordered fritillary butterfly on a quiet sunny day. If you want to read in depth about what we have done then check out the projects page.
For grazing areas that are environmentally sensitive, we have introduced a number of rare breed sheep, and you can read more here.