The Rough Devon Wildlife Trust nature reserve

The Rough. Photo, Andrew Taylor

A reserve with a diverse flora and abundance of butterfly species

Location

3 miles north of Honiton
Nr Honiton

OS Map Reference

ST 178 040
A static map of The Rough

Know before you go

Size
4 hectares

Entry fee

No

Parking information

Park in National Trust car park

Grazing animals

Yes

Walking trails

Steep gradient in places and terrain is rough, boggy and wet in areas. Visitors should be prepared for some difficult walking allow 30 minutes to see this site.

Access

Very wet and rough ground, few defined paths. Steep gradient in places and terrain is rough, boggy and wet in areas. Contact the Trust for disabled access information

Dogs

On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

April to October

About the reserve

This reserve consists of damp unimproved grassland with a small area of woodland. The grassland supports a diverse flora with a wide variety of grasses and sedges. There are over 17 recorded species of butterfly, including small pearl-bordered fritillary and marbled white. Buzzard, sparrowhawk, green and greater spotted woodpecker are regularly seen

Contact us

Devon Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01392 279244

Environmental designation

Area of Outstanding Beauty (AONB)

Location map

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