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Reserves - Rackenford and Knowstone Moor

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Grid reference/Postcode
SS 851 211

15km west of Tiverton


Culm grassland.


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Rackenford and Knowstone Moor

Rackenford and Knowstone Moors together with the adjacent Hares Down, represents the largest remaining block of Culm grassland in Devon, a habitat that was once widely distributed across the north of the county but through changes in agricultural practice has become greatly fragmented and localised.  It is designated SAC and SSSI for marsh fritillary butterflies and Culm grassland (purple moor-grass pasture and wet heath).

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