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Goonhilly Downs National Nature Reserve

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Helston TR12, England
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A inter place for a stroll

The nature reserve is right next to Goonhilly satellite station. From the car park there is a... read more

Reviewed May 29, 2018
146tomm
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St Austell, United Kingdom
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Great amenity

Small car park right by the large Goonhilly dish with the Listed 1st dish easily to be seen. Great... read more

Reviewed March 2, 2018
volvos80
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Oldbury, United Kingdom
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Located in the most southerly peninsula in England, this conservation area and its numerous coves provide a rich range of natural habitats that will reward birdwatchers and naturalists.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible0%
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“car park” (3 reviews)
“satellites” (3 reviews)
“boggy” (2 reviews)
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Helston TR12, England
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Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

The nature reserve is right next to Goonhilly satellite station. From the car park there is a trail that runs along the side of the satellite station offering some good views of the satellites, it then loops around back through an old RAF radar station...More

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Reviewed March 2, 2018

Small car park right by the large Goonhilly dish with the Listed 1st dish easily to be seen. Great paths and lots of nature to see. Good, free, informative leaflets too.

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Reviewed July 11, 2017

The Segway Experience at Goonhilly is one not to be missed! Definitely value for money, in view for the amount we paid which included instruction, as most of us if not all had never done it before. Great time was had by all!

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Reviewed June 26, 2017

Tried to find the Goonhilly Downs Visitor Centre only to find that it was shut! My friends and I had both been before so were slightly disappointed to find it closed - the National Nature Reserve is open though!

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Reviewed May 17, 2017

Disappointed by our visit having driven some distance to get there. Car park is very small and while ok on the day we were there guess would soon overflow in summer. Leaflet holders are next to the parking, no leaflets on our visit. There are...More

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Reviewed April 3, 2017 via mobile

If you like walking through marshland this is for you . For this walk you need wellingtons all year round as the ground is boggy, good for dog walking and horseriding

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Reviewed March 12, 2017 via mobile

Very futuristic. Prices aren't too bad either but security, as you can imagine is tight. Easily located in the Lizard peninsula and a very well known attraction. You have to check it out.

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Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

I have been to Cornwall so many times seen the monster oust large satellites and always meant to see them up close but never. This time I took a drive out there with my lovely family and we got as close as possible to the...More

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Reviewed October 18, 2016

In October, there's really only one reason to visit .... and it's not the wildlife! It's for the great view of Arthur (AKA Antenna No.1) of the Goonhilly Earth Station.

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Reviewed August 30, 2016

A "has been" attraction from a former generation when the cold war was at its peak and Coverack had a nuclear bunker. Afraid it's now being slowly de-commissioned and there's very little left to see or do.

Thank Ian B
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