A reserve with a diverse flora and abundance of butterfly species

This reserve consists of damp unimproved grassland with a small area of woodland. The grassland supports a diverse flora with a wide variety of grasses and sedges. There are over 17 recorded species of butterfly, including small pearl-bordered fritillary and marbled white. Buzzard, sparrowhawk, green and greater spotted woodpecker are regularly seen

Species and habitats

Grassland, Wetland

Nearby nature reserves

4 miles - Devon Wildlife Trust
Lickham Common
6 miles - Devon Wildlife Trust
Brimley Hill Mire
6 miles - Somerset Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

3 miles north of Honiton
Nr Honiton
Map reference
ST 178 041
Best time to visit
Apr - Oct
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Opening Times
Open at all times
4.00 hectares
Very wet and rough ground, few defined paths. Steep gradient in places and terrain is rough, boggy and wet in areas. Contact the Trust for disabled access information
Walking information
Steep gradient in places and terrain is rough, boggy and wet in areas. Visitors should be prepared for some difficult walking allow 30 minutes to see this site.
Park in National Trust car park
Dogs must be on lead
Grazing animals
Reserve manager
Devon Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01392 279244