Green veined orchids growing in a field at Ruggadon

Ruggadon Middlepark

A meadow, a grassland and Middlepark Copse, all supporting an outstanding number of butterflies

Location

1 mile north of Chudleigh
Nr Bovey Tracey
Devon

OS Map Reference

SX 857 817
A static map of Ruggadon Middlepark

Know before you go

Size
3 hectares

Entry fee

No

Grazing animals

Yes

Walking trails

Difficult access due to a very steep, rough access bridlepath. None of the paths within the reserve are surfaced and the section through the wood is steep in parts. Allow 45minutes to explore here.

Access

Rough paths. Difficult access due to a very steep, rough access bridlepath. None of the paths within the reserve are surfaced and the section through the wood is steep in parts. Contact the Trust for disabled access information.

Dogs

On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

March to October

About the reserve

This reserve consists of a steeply sloping meadow, wet grassland and Middlepark Copse, which is a small area of woodland dominated by very large oak trees.

An outstanding number of butterflies are supported here, including four species of skipper, four species of hairstreak and large numbers of marbled white and ringlet. Badgers and deer frequent the woodland.

Contact us

Devon Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01392 279244

Location map

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