Narrow-headed ants (formica exsecta) on the ground

Narrow-headed ant. Photo, John Walters

11th hour for the Narrow-headed ant?

A heathy hour meeting the rare Narrow-headed ant and hearing about efforts to safeguard its future against extinction and return it to lost heathland habitats. Please wear suitable footwear.

Event details

Meeting point

Layby / track to Swallow’s nest farm, roughly opposite B3344 road to Chudleigh Knighton village centre grid ref. SX 83976 76877 TQ12 0EY


11:00 to 12:00
A static map of 11th hour for the Narrow-headed ant?

About the event

This event is part of the Back from the Brink Narrow-headed ant species recovery project led by Buglife in partnership with Devon Wildlife Trust. For more information about the project or the walk event please contact 

Suitable for families with children under 12 years providing they are accompanied by an adult and interested, otherwise could be too boring for children.


Suitable for


Know before you go


No dogs permitted

Wheelchair access


Parking information

No parking by reserve entrance: best place to park would be on B3344 

Contact us

Stephen Carroll