Keith Spurgin Botanical Walk at Upton Towans and Loggans Moor

Rural View from Kit Hill, Near Callington, South East Cornwall

Upton Towans

Meeting point

If you are approaching Hayle from the east along the A30 you will come to the big roundabout at SW 5753 3853. Take the 4th exit, which leads towards Hayle. After about 2/3 of a mile at the next roundabout you take the 3rd exit, turning right in effect, and you should then be on the B3301 towards Gwithian and Upton Towans. Carry on for about 2½ miles until you see a layby on the right at SW 5764 3915. Parking is fairly limited so I suggest sharing transport wherever possible.

The going is variable and will cover perhaps 3 or 4 miles, up and down for part of the way. Upton Towans are stabilised dunes in a post industrial landscape with lovely seaward views. If there is time we can also visit Loggans Moor – a nature reserve – parts of which are wetland; so as usual suitable clothing
and footwear should be worn.