Churchtown nature reserve is part of a working farm and is about ten minutes from where I live in Saltash Cornwall. Its somewhere I enjoy on a regular basis for long walks and to sit and take in the views across the River Tamar.
The Reserve has a wide variety of different wildlife habitats, mostly hay meadows with arable fields, woodland, wetland, scrub, rocky shoreline, mudflats and an extensive network of hedgerows.
There is a rich history of quarrying, farming and maritime activities and the site's two quarries and the headland running around the west and south shores of the reserve are County Geological Sites. From the reserve there are extensive views over the River Lyhner, Antony Passage, Forder Creek, the River Tamar and beyond to Devonport and Plymouth.