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Veilstone Moor

A fine example of Culm grassland

Veilstone Moor is a fine example of Culm grassland and the extensive network of linked grassland and woodland make for an interesting visit. The site has examples of most types of Culm habitat, from areas of dry heath to quaking mires and flowing water filled ditches. There are examples of drier, mixed deciduous woodland and scrub on the northern and southern ends of the reserve

Species and habitats

Grassland, Woodland

Nearby nature reserves

Stowford Moor
1 miles - Devon Wildlife Trust
Mambury Moor
2 miles - Devon Wildlife Trust
Stapleton Mire
3 miles - Devon Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

7 miles west of Great Torrington
Nr Bideford
Map reference
SS 410 152
Best time to visit
May - Sep
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30.00 hectares
Wet and rough ground, few defined paths. The Culm grassland can be difficult to walk across. Contact the Trust for disabled access information
Walking information
No formal paths and the grassland can be difficult to walk across
Park in layby just along from the gate, please be aware that lorries frequently use this road
Dogs must be on lead
Grazing animals
Reserve manager
Devon Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01392 279244