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Ruggadon Middlepark

A meadow, a grassland and Middlepark Copse, all supporting an outstanding number of butterflies

This reserve consists of a steeply sloping meadow, wet grassland and Middlepark Copse, which is a small area of woodland dominated by very large oak trees. An outstanding number of butterflies are supported here, including four species of skipper, four species of hairstreak and large numbers of marbled white and ringlet. Badgers and deer frequent the woodland

Species and habitats

Habitats
Grassland, Meadow, Woodland

Nearby nature reserves

Scanniclift Copse
3 miles - Devon Wildlife Trust
Chudleigh Knighton Heath
3 miles - Devon Wildlife Trust
Little Bradley Ponds
3 miles - Devon Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
1 mile north of Chudleigh
Nr Bovey Tracey
Devon
Map reference
SX 857 817
Best time to visit
Mar - Oct
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
3.10 hectares
Access
Rough paths. Difficult access due to a very steep, rough access bridlepath. None of the paths within the reserve are surfaced and the section through the wood is steep in parts. Contact the Trust for disabled access information
Walking information
Difficult access due to a very steep, rough access bridlepath. None of the paths within the reserve are surfaced and the section through the wood is steep in parts. Allow 45minutes to explore here.
Dogs
Dogs must be on lead
Grazing animals
yes
Reserve manager
Devon Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01392 279244
contactus@devonwildlifetrust.org