Upton Towans is one of those rugged places that epitomises everything that is so good about Cornwall and so different from most of the country. Access to this site is either from Portreath along the coastal road and through Gwithian where there are two car parks on site. If possible take the first car park shown on the map and take the path on the left up and over the hill onto the grassy areas before the first sand dunes.
If at the second car park then explore the dunes of Gwithian Towans as the whole area is this type of habitat.
From the west this site is accessed on the Hayle/Portreath Road.
It is a place where anything is possible so long as the wind is not to aggressive as the dunes eventually meet the sea. Fauna is plentiful with patches of Valerian, Birds-foot Trefoil and a mixture of ground plants I have no idea about.
Many other leps were seen but no shots I'm afraid.
Tomorrow - Keynance