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Venn Ottery

An area of East Devon Pebblebed Heaths, supporting a range of breeding bird species

This reserve is one of the northernmost surviving blocks of the East Devon Pebblebed Heaths. It is a mixture of wet and dry heath rich in species of heather and gorse. Forty species of birds breed on the site, including the nationaly rare Dartford warbler. Four of the six British reptiles occur here: adders, grass snakes, common lizards and slow worms

Species and habitats

Grassland, Heathland, Wetland, Woodland
Nightjar, Golden-ringed Dragonfly

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Reserve information

Newton Poppleford, East Devon
Nr Exmouth
Map reference
SY 064 923
Best time to visit
Apr - Oct
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25.00 hectares
This site is very wet and muddy. Access is not easy. Can be very wet, muddy, boggy and slippery. It is not suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs.
Walking information
Can be very wet, muddy, boggy and slippery. It is not suitable for pushchairs, the simplest route into the reserve is via the RSPB neighbouring reserve. Allow 1 hour to explore.
Park in RSPB part of Venn Ottery Common
Dogs must be on lead
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Reserve manager
Devon Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01392 279244