Vealand Farm entrance

Vealand Farm. Photo, Simon Willliams

An exceptionally diverse area with a variety of habitats

Location

Northwest of Holsworthy
Nr Holsworthy
Devon
EX22 7JY

OS Map Reference

SS 288 068
A static map of Vealand Farm

Know before you go

Size
41 hectares

Entry fee

No

Parking information

Park beside the interpretation panel on the hard-standing area by the main farm track

Grazing animals

Yes

Walking trails

Please do not disturb the livestock in the fields. The grasslands and areas around the gates may be very muddy after wet weather, circular walk can include the Bude Canal, allow 1 hour to explore.

Access

Wet, rough terrain. Access for wheelchair users and pushchairs is restricted beyond the initial path. Please do not disturb the livestock in the fields. The grasslands and areas around the gates may be very muddy after wet weather, circular walk can include the old Bude Canal.

Dogs

On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

April to September

About the reserve

This reserve lies on the Culm measures and is exceptionally diverse, due to the presence of a variety of semi-natural and manmade habitats, grassland, scrub and open water. Various species grow in the Culm areas, with species such as purple moor grass and heath spotted orchid. The reserve supports marbles white and marsh fritillary butterflies and the five new ponds attract an impressive range of species of dragonfly and damselfly

Contact us

Devon Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01392 279244

Environmental designation

Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)

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