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Ashculm Turbary

A wetland reserve with wet heath and peat bog plant communities that are now declining in Devon

The site is typical of the once frequent spring-line mire communities found within the Blackdown Hills. The permanently wet soils have developed wet heath and peat bog plant communities that are now rare or declining in Devon. There are a number of interesting invertebrate species, including the keeled skimmer dragonfly, which is scarce in Britain. Over 50 species of birds visit or breed on the reserve

Species and habitats

Heathland, Wetland
Barn Owl, Harvest Mouse

Nearby nature reserves

Clayhidon Turbary
1 miles - Devon Wildlife Trust
Wellington Castle Fields
1 miles - Somerset Wildlife Trust
Brimley Hill Mire
2 miles - Somerset Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

3 miles north of Hemyock
Nr Hemyock
Map reference
ST 147 159
Best time to visit
Apr - Sep
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Opening Times
Open at all times
6.50 hectares
The terrain wet and challenging in places, visitors are advised to wear good boots. Contact the Trust for disabled access information
Walking information
A walk around this reserve will take about 40 minutes
Dogs allowed
Grazing animals
yes, at certain times of year
Reserve manager
Devon Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01392 279244