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Chun Downs Nature Reserve, Cornish Coast, Cornwall, England


  • Chun Downs Nature Reserve St Just, Penzance TR19 7TT England (map)

The Coast Capture Air team are moving from the North Devon Coast at Hartland Point all the way along the stunning coastline, to reach our preferred destination of Chun Downs. This nature reserve is part of the West Penwith Moors, containing 25% of the heath land of Cornwall. It is such a beautiful part of Cornwall and the Downs are, in the main, scrubland covered which would have probably been created by woodland clearance around the 3rd Century BC.

The Air here is particularly fresh and perfect for capture as there are no contaminants around this vicinity that would interfere with the fresh coastal breeze. Any further up the coast and we could have encountered crosswinds from the Bristol Channel which would have suggested pollution in the form of sulfur oxide pollutants / carbon dioxide on our meter readings, mainly emitted from container ships.

Where we are situated at Chun Downs Nature Reserve, we are fortunate to have fresh coastal air, stunning panoramic views which extend across the landscape of historic small fields, Cornish hedges and rich heath land, all the way down to the sea.