Black and white butterfly sits on top of purple flower

Marbled white butterfly. Photo, Chris Root

Mambury Moor

Exceptional grasslands with areas of 'smooth Culm'.


4 miles west of Stibb Cross
Great Torrington

OS Map Reference

SS 385 171
A static map of Mambury Moor

Know before you go

23 hectares

Entry fee


Parking information

Turn right at Wrangworthy Cross and the nature reserve and car park are immediately on the left

Grazing animals


Walking trails

Ground is wet and rough in places. Allow 45 minutes to explore.


No paths. Ground is wet and rough in places. Contact the Trust for disabled access information


On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

May to September

About the reserve

The site comprises five fields, two of which have undergone limited agricultural improvement in the past. The fields are quire exceptional and include areas of 'smooth Culm', where purple moor grass dominates. Wavy St. Jon's wort, a rarity confined mainly to Culm grassland, is abundant. The SSSI is a stronghold of marbled white butterflies.

Contact us

Devon Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01392 279244

Environmental designation

Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
Special Areas of Conservation (SAC)

Location map

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