Where woodland gives way to stunning estuary views
Warleigh Point: one Plymouth's little secrets
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.
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