Our nature reserves
Devon Wildlife Trust runs over 100 events each year, including walks and talks, open days and a festival. Find out more here.
Woodah Farm is on the very edge of Dartmoor in the Teign valley, adjacent to DWT’s Scanniclift Copse NR. It was left to DWT by a former Honorary Treasurer, Derrick Taylor. It comprises 140 acres of semi-improved grassland, much of it steeply sloping. There are spectacular views from the plateau at the top.
The former farmhouse has been converted to provide office space and a meeting room on the ground floor with a three bedroomed flat above. The flat provides accommodation for three long term volunteers who supplement the nature reserves team based in the offices below.
A suite of new farm buildings provides the Nature Reserves team with custom built workshops and storage space and working space for the grazier whose stock helps to keep the fields in good order. The site also has an interesting small quarry which has an exposed ‘fault’ face, plus a number of both new and mature ponds. There is still work to be done; many of the old hedgerows now run wild and need restoration, for instance.
Woodah is a great asset and provides activity space for educational events, a venue for meetings, a demonstration site and an opportunity to experiment. It is a work in progress; the next big plan is to try to develop an orchard containing all of Devon’s traditional fruit trees.
To find out where Woodah Farm is located, click on the blue dot on the map, just south west of Exeter.
Volunteering at Woodah
Our reserves team run a monthly practical day at the site. Why not give some time to help out with practical tasks?