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Stapleton Mire

A Culm grassland, rich in nationally rare plant and insect species

Stapleton Mire is a Culm grassland and is rich in nationally rare plant and insect species. Some areas are almost dominated by the nationally rare whorled caraway. The woodland here consists of wet flushes of willow and alder with drier areas containing oak and hazel. During the summer, good populations of marbled white, meadow brown, and ringlet butterflies can be seen

Species and habitats

Habitats
Grassland
Species
Snipe, Devil's-bit Scabious

Nearby nature reserves

Veilstone Moor
3 miles - Devon Wildlife Trust
Stowford Moor
4 miles - Devon Wildlife Trust
Mambury Moor
5 miles - Devon Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
Stibb Cross
Nr Great Torrington
Devon
Map reference
SS 453 138
Best time to visit
May - Jul
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
9.00 hectares
Access
Wet and rough ground, few defined paths. The terrain is exceptionally rough and marshy in places and stout footwear or wellingtons are a necessity. Contact the Trust for disabled access information
Walking information
The terrain is exceptionally rough and marshy in places and stout footwear or wellingtons are a necessity. Allow 30 minutes to see this reserve.
Parking
Roadside parking
Dogs
Dogs must be on lead
Grazing animals
no
Reserve manager
Devon Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01392 279244
contactus@devonwildlifetrust.org