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Warleigh Point

Woodland walks give way to stunning estuary views on the edge of Plymouth

Warleigh point nature reserve is one of Plymouth's little secrets. Less than three miles from the city centre this is an oasis of calm, a place to get away from it all.

 

The nature reserve's well-walked paths take you through woodland, dotted with ancient oaks, before giving great views of the Tamar-Tavy Estuaries and beyond into the rolling Cornish countryside.

 


Nuthatch looking left to right along branch

 

In the mix

Its mix of trees and water make the reserve an excellent place to spot a wide range of birds. In the woodland you'll see nuthatches, tree creepers and great spotted woodpeckers, as well as an active rookery. Using the trees as a natural green hide, it's also possible to spot curlews, oystercatchers, redshanks and shelducks feeding on the nearby mudflats at low tide.

 

We've created a series of woodland glades in the recent years, allowing sunshine to flood in. This has created the perfect place for butterflies including speckled woods and silver-washed fritillaries. 

 

A 45 minute antidote 

A circular walk, taking in Warleigh's woodland, its estuary views, its glades and its small stream, should only take you 45 minutes to complete - making this reserve the perfect speedy antidote to the stresses of city life!

Species and habitats

Habitats
Woodland

Nearby nature reserves

Tamar Estuary
1 miles - Cornwall Wildlife Trust
Churchtown Farm Nature Reserve
3 miles - Cornwall Wildlife Trust
Tincombe
3 miles - Cornwall Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
Tamerton Foliot
Nr Plymouth
Devon
PL5 2SL
Map reference
SX 450 608
Best time to visit
Jan - Dec
Get directions
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Public transport
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
30.00 hectares
Access
Easy access path leads to estuary views - this is suitable for most visitors. Some paths elsewhere have steps and can be muddy.
Walking information
Easy access path leads to estuary views - this is suitable for most visitors. Some paths elsewhere have steps and can be muddy.
Parking
Roadside parking
Dogs
Dogs allowed
Grazing animals
no
Reserve manager
Devon Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01392 279244
contactus@devonwildlifetrust.org

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