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Steeple Woodland Nature Reserve St.Ives, Cornwall

You are encouraged to visit the site on foot or by public transport, as car parking is very limited.

On foot: there are a number of footpaths and lanes linking the nature reserve with St.Ives, Carbis Bay and Halsetown.

Public Transport: The nearest bus stop is just down the road from the reserve, between St.Ives and Carbis Bay on the 17 and 14 routes. From here, the nature reserve is about 10 minutes walk up Steeple Lane.

A map of the reserve and surrounding area is available here.

St.Michael's Way

St. Michael's Way is an ancient route which runs from Lelant to Marazion and passes through the Steeple Woodland reserve. Now comprised of sections of footpath, track and road, the route was thought to have been used by pilgrims, missionaries and travellers, especially those from Ireland and Wales. It is thought that they regularly crossed this relatively narrow section of land to avoid the dangers of sailing the treacherous course around Land's End.

Dating back to pre-historic times (pre 410AD), it is believed that this route played an important role in Cornwall's rapid conversion into a Christian faith.

See http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/index.cfm?articleid=5788 for more information.

Location

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