A small oasis which buzzes with activity.


Access to this Devon Wildlife Trust managed nature reserve/site

We recognise access to nature is hugely important to wellbeing, but at this difficult time, we need to have the health of our staff and the community at the forefront of our mind - including neighbours to our nature reserves. Nature reserve car parks are therefore temporarily closed, and we are asking people not to drive/travel to our sites. For those who live locally and may be accessing sites for the purposes of their daily exercise, we ask that everyone observe government restrictions on outdoor access and ensure guidelines on social distancing are always followed.

Please be aware that key staff will be accessing this site for regular livestock and health and safety checks.

Advice and rules on public access may change. Please keep up to date on the status of access to this site and also to benefit from lots of great information about our work, about wildlife and about how you can take action for Devon’s stunning natural environment, by visiting www.devonwildlifetrust.org and by following us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram

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1 mile west of Braunton

OS Map Reference

SS 473 365
A static map of Swanpool Marsh

Know before you go

3 hectares

Entry fee


Parking information

Park carefully on the road verge near reserve entrance

Grazing animals


Walking trails

Mainly flat but is rough and sometimes wet under foot, to walk the circular trail allow 30 minutes


Reserve mainly flat but is rough and sometimes wet under foot. Please contact the Trust for disabled access information


On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

April to September

About the reserve

This reserve is important for its range of wetland habitats. The great pond-sedge and reed that covers much of the reserve is a rare habitat across the west county. Dragonflies and butterflies are extremely abundant here.

Contact us

Devon Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01392 279244

Environmental designation

Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)

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