Know before you go
Parking informationLimited roadside parking
The terrain is rough, unsurfaced and there are some steep gradients in places. Wellingtons are strongly advised. There is no crossing point over the river so each half of the site must be explored seperately. Allow 2 hours to fully explore.
Rough, wet terrain. The terrain is rough, unsurfaced and there are some steep gradients in places. Wellingtons are strongly advised.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitMay to September
About the reserve
Tucked away in the undulating north-west Devon countryside, Volehouse Moor is a reserve divided into two halves by the River Torridge.
Its series of Culm wildflower meadows are bordered by traditional hedgebanks. In summer these meadows are filled with the flowers of heath-spotted orchids, ragged robin, yellow rattle and meadow thistles.
Day and night
At night dormice move among the hedges and traditional Devon hedge banks that border the fields, while bats hunt moths across the tops of the grasses.