Bodmin Beacon Local Nature Reserve

Bodmin Beacon Local Nature Reserve

Beacon Road, Bodmin, PL31 1AW
Tel: (0300) 1234202


A park with a view

Most people have seen the monument standing proud above Bodmin on a windswept hill, but how many realise what lies at its feet. Bodmin Beacon is an award winning open space only 5 minutes from the town centre which is well known amongst the local community for walking dogs and giving amazing views.

The reserve has 83 acres of of traditionally managed farmland, public amenity space and community woodland. At its highest point it reaches 531 feet above sea level with the distinctive landmark at the summit. The 144 foot tall monument to Sir Walter Raleigh Gilbert (1785-1853) was built in 1857 by the townspeople of Bodmin to honour the soldier's life and work in India.

There is a small car park and picnic area but no toilets.


0.5 mile south of the town on Beacon Road.

Opening Times

All Year

Admission Free

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