Steeple Woodland is a 40-acre site of mixed trees and heathland and home to Knills Monument. Run by volunteers it’s a lovely wild but public place to walk through, admire some of the best views of St Ives Bay and Godrevy Lighthouse and just sit and relax in nature. The reserve is home to foxes, bats, solitary bees, adders, lizards, buzzards and many other species. The site also has many remnants of Cornwall’s mining past which includes interesting granite marker stones with early miners markings and an open copper mine thought to be dug when Elizabeth 1st was on the throne.
Directions: Take Steeple Lane up from the Cornish Arms on the St Ives Road. Look for the wooden gate on the left just before the top, and follow the path for about 150metres to the old reservoir. Limited parking at the top of the Lane.