Photo, Rosie Mansell
Our vision is for a Devon that is rich in all wildlife, where people enjoy and care about the natural world and take steps to safeguard it for the future.
Bee on forget-me-nots. Photo, Ben Lee
With two coastlines, two moorlands, ancient woodlands, tumbling rivers and miles of footpaths, Devon’s wonderful wildlife is there for you to discover...
Dartmoor. Photo, Ross Hoddinott/2020VISION
From craggy coasts to wind-blown moorland, ancient woodland to flower-filled meadows, our reserves bring you close to nature in amazing settings.
Bellever Moor and Meadows
The daily care of DWT's 57 havens for wildlife takes a huge amount of time and resource: on average, it costs £2000 per day to manage these reserves. Can you help?
Beaver. Photo, Ben Lee
DWT is the lead partner in England’s first licensed beaver re-introduction and monitoring project, on the River Otter in east Devon.
Find out how you can help
Emsworthy Mire. Photo, Simon Williams
Summer orchids, dragonflies and rare butterflies are the highlights of this fascinating patchwork of ponds and meadows.
Access to this Devon Wildlife Trust managed…
A lake, heathland and meadows go to make a wonderfully diverse nature reserve.
Access to this Devon Wildlife Trust managed nature reserve/site
Clayhidon is a small wildlife haven nestled in the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty of East Devon.
A classic introduction to one of Devon's best remaining Culm grasslands.
This nature reserve is one of Devon's top places for dragonfly and damselfly watching. Bring binoculars for an up close view of these wonderful insects.
A magical, secretive mix of woodland, coastline and butterfly-filled meadows - all in a single stream valley.
Access to this Devon Wildlife Trust managed nature…
Thirteen fields of wildflower-rich Culm grassland make up this smallholding which has remained unchanged for decades.
Paths and boardwalks allow you to get among the reed beds and ponds of this wetland reserve.
A small oasis which buzzes with activity.
We recognise access to nature is hugely important…
A patchwork of woodland and Culm grassland fields linked by traditional Devon hedge banks.