Retire common is an area of special scientific interest just a few miles from Bodmin. It’s also very close to Goss Moor nature reserve. Whilst it lacks the acessibility and size of Goss, it is a fantastic place to get away from crowds and enjoy some time out in a wild Cornish Landscape.
The site is mainly wetland with some open areas of grassland and supports a rich selection of wildlife, including Adders, Buzzards and Owls. The South East corner is particularly good and I have never seen anyone else there!
It can be accessed via the track to Colbiggan just off of The Old Coach Road shown on the map above.
As the site is an SSSI please take extra care to minimise any disturbance.