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.
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Emsworthy Mire. Photo, Simon Williams
Summer orchids, dragonflies and rare butterflies are the highlights of this fascinating patchwork of ponds and meadows.
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This wet and wild nature reserve provides rich rewards for visitors prepared to take their time and who don't mind a bit of mud!
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A surprise awaits you in the Redhills part of Exeter. Barley Valley Park allows you to explore 11 hectares of pretty rolling hills and tranquil walks in the setting of a local nature reserve.…
This long, narrow reserve 'tumbles down' the western edge of the River Webburn. Within it you can climb a classic Dartmoor tor or explore woodland.
Our largest and perhaps our wildest nature reserve. River, wooded valley and upland moor - this reserve has it all.
Part of the massive Dawlish Warren sand spit at the mouth of the River Exe. This reserve is a vital home and migratory stopping off place for thousands of wading birds and wildfowl.
Stunning riverside walks through a wooded valley on the edge of Dartmoor. Beautiful at any time of year, Dunsford is famous for its wild daffodils in early spring.
Wonderful views of the Exe Valley beyond the city stretch from this peaceful corner. Enjoy grassland walks at Belvidere, or visit Duryard for a good picnic site overlooking the valley.…
Great views across reedbeds and the spectacular Exe Estuary. One of the largest tidal reedbeds in Devon and one of the best for birds.
A top wildlife spot, with exceptional walks through woodland and alongside a classic Devon river. Feeling lucky? Otters are often seen at Halsdon!
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