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Volehouse Moor

A fine Culm grassland, with a combination of other habitats including grassland, woods and a stretch of the River Torridge

This is a very diverse Culm grassland with a combination of other habitats, including grassland, woods and a stretch of the River Torridge. In common with most Culm grassland sites, Volehouse Moor supports important populations of many insects and is probably one of the best sites in Devon for the marsh fritillary butterfly. Many species of birds feature here, including buzzards, tree pipits and blackcaps

Species and habitats

Habitats
Grassland, Woodland
Species
Banded demoiselle, Bogbean

Nearby nature reserves

Mambury Moor
2 miles - Devon Wildlife Trust
Stowford Moor
2 miles - Devon Wildlife Trust
Meresfelle
3 miles - Devon Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
Northwest of Holsworthy
Nr Holsworthy
Devon
EX22 7XH
Map reference
SS 344 164
Best time to visit
May - Sep
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
39.00 hectares
Access
Rough, wet terrain. The terrain is rough, unsurfaced and there are some steep gradients in places. Wellingtons are strongly advised. There is no crossing point over the river so each half of the site must be explored seperately. Contact the Trust for disabled access information
Walking information
The terrain is rough, unsurfaced and there are some steep gradients in places. Wellingtons are strongly advised. There is no crossing point over the river so each half of the site must be explored seperately. Allow 2 hours to fully explore.
Parking
Roadside parking next to either entrance.
Dogs
Dogs must be on lead
Grazing animals
yes
Reserve manager
Devon Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01392 279244
contactus@devonwildlifetrust.org