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Scanniclift Copse

An oak woodland, covered in bluebells in spring

Scanniclift Copse is mainly an oak woodland adjoining which clings to the steep sides of the Teign Valley. During the spring, the woodland floor is covered in bluebells and wild garlic.


Fallow deer by Mike Bartholomew

 

The rare toothwort and nationally scarce bastard balm also occur on the reserve. Many key species are supported here; melanistic fallow deer, harts tongue fern, bird's nest orchid and greater and lesser horseshoe bats

Species and habitats

Habitats
Woodland

Nearby nature reserves

Woodah Farm
1 miles - Devon Wildlife Trust
Woodah Farm Rural Skills Centre
1 miles - Devon Wildlife Trust
Dunsford
3 miles - Devon Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
1 mile south west of Doddiscombsleigh
Nr Exeter
Devon
EX6 7PW
Map reference
SX 843 860
Best time to visit
Mar - Sep
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
8.00 hectares
Access
Path can be rough, with steps in places. The ability to access the reserve is inhibited by the natural steepness of most of the site and natural woodland obstacles such as tree roots. Contact the Trust for disabled access information
Walking information
The ability to access the reserve is inhibited by the natural steepness of most of the site and natural woodland obstacles such as tree roots. Allow 45minutes to walk the circular route.
Parking
Cross the River Teign and park beyond this where the road widens
Dogs
Dogs must be on lead
Grazing animals
no
Reserve manager
Devon Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01392 279244
contactus@devonwildlifetrust.org

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