Botany walk on Goss Moor Reserve with Keith Spurgin






We are meeting for a 10.30 a.m. start at the Domellick car park, which is on the NE side of the B3279 at SW 942 586.

            The reserve is on former moorland which until recently was occupied by the railway lines of St. Dennis Junction and its associated industry. The reserve is now a mosaic of wetland, woods and scrub, crossed by made tracks that are level walking but muddy in places – so please have suitable footwear. Unusual and interesting species include a selection of willows, Southern Marsh-orchid, Melilot – also grasses, sedges, rushes and aquatics. From time to time there are views of the surrounding countryside and some beautiful plant associations.

The B3279 runs between  Indian Queens and St. Dennis.

Approaching from Indian Queens  roundabout at SW 923 590 you take the B3279 south east and after about 250m take the first left at the next roundabout. You then drive for about 1.5km in an easterly direction, passing on your left the white tower of an electricity substation. To the south of this tower the road bends to the right and after about 200m you will see the track leading to the car park, on the left hand side.

From St. Dennis take the B3279 and drive down Domellick Hill, over the bridge across the old railway line and for another c. 250m, around a right hand bend and for another c. 200m to a left hand bend. Just after this bend, on the right hand side, is the track leading to the car park.

Car parking may be restricted on the day so do share a ride if you can.

This is a fairly long circuit and as usual we will be stopping for an al fresco lunch. We are looking forward to seeing you.


Keith Spurgin