Cows grazing at Stapleton Mire

Stapleton Mire

A Culm grassland, rich in nationally rare plant and insect species

Location

Stibb Cross
Nr Great Torrington
Devon

OS Map Reference

SS 453 138
A static map of Stapleton Mire

Know before you go

Size
9 hectares

Entry fee

No

Parking information

Roadside parking

Grazing animals

No

Walking trails

The terrain is exceptionally rough and marshy in places and stout footwear or wellingtons are a necessity. Allow 30 minutes to see this reserve.

Access

Wet and rough ground, few defined paths. The terrain is exceptionally rough and marshy in places and stout footwear or wellingtons are a necessity. Contact the Trust for disabled access information

Dogs

On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

May to July

About the reserve

Stapleton Mire is a Culm grassland and is rich in nationally rare plant and insect species. Some areas are almost dominated by the nationally rare whorled caraway. The woodland here consists of wet flushes of willow and alder with drier areas containing oak and hazel. During the summer, good populations of marbled white, meadow brown, and ringlet butterflies can be seen.

Contact us

Devon Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01392 279244

Location map

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