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Rackenford and Knowstone Moors

The largest remaining block of Culm grassland in Devon

This site represents the largest remaining block of Culm grassland in Devon.Red deer stag by Darin Smith

 

It comprises both species-rich and species-poor heathland communities and small areas of fringing woodland. It has a corresponding rich fauna, with bird communities and certain species of invertebrates being particularly significant

Species and habitats

Habitats
Grassland

Nearby nature reserves

Mounsey
6 miles - Somerset Wildlife Trust
Meshaw Moor
6 miles - Devon Wildlife Trust
Huish Moor
12 miles - Somerset Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
9 miles west of Tiverton
Nr Tiverton
Devon
Map reference
SS 851 211
Best time to visit
May - Sep
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
122.00 hectares
Access
Very wet and rough ground, no paths. Can be wet and rough underfoot. Contact the Trust for disabled access information
Walking information
Can be wet and rough underfoot. Allow 2-3 hours to walk this site
Parking
Small parking areas (signposted) on either side of the road 10 miles from Tiverton
Dogs
Dogs must be on lead
Grazing animals
yes
Reserve manager
Devon Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01392 279244
contactus@devonwildlifetrust.org

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