A prime Cornish heathland site on the Lizard peninsula, selected by the SPNR as 'worthy of preservation'. Goonhilly Downs is now designated a SSSI and is part of the wider Lizard National Nature Reserve. The area is dominated by the large satellite dishes of Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station. Close to Goonhilly Downs is another heathland nature reserve - North Predannack Downs - owned by the Cornwall Wildlife Trust.
(Above) The original SPNR survey documents for the Goonhilly Downs.