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Nature Reserves in
Exmoor National Park
North Devon & West Somerset

On this page (click to see) – National Nature Reserves (NNR’s), Local Nature Reserves (LNR’s) in Exmoor North Devon & West Somerset

National Nature Reserves

Bridgwater Bay NNR – “The reserve consists largely of intertidal mudflats with saltmarsh, sandflats and shingle ridges, some of which are vegetated”

Dunkery and Horner Woods NNR – “Dunkery & Horner Woods NNR is owned and managed by the National Trust. The majority of the reserve is within the grounds of the Holnicote Estate

Tarr Steps Woodland NNR – “The reserve primarily consists of oak woodland growing on acid free-draining soils, but pockets of richer soil support ash, hazel and sycamore, while drier areas have been colonized by beech”.

 

Local Nature Reserves

Ash Priors Common LNR – Taunton – details also from Natural England

Chapel Wood (RSPB) – Braunton – “This is a fine broadleaved woodland in a beautiful and historic setting: on a steep hillside, crowned by an Iron Age hill fort, with a stream running down either side”.

Fremington LNR – also details from Natural England

Hurstone LNR – Wiveliscombe – download the nature trail leaflet

Grand Western Canal Country Park LNR – Tiverton – details also from Natural England

Isley Marsh (RSPB) – “made up of saltmarsh and intertidal mudflats on the southern edge of the Taw Torridge estuary”

More information on nature reservs in the area available from www.devonwildlifetrust.org

www.somersetwildlife.org, www.countryside-trust.org.uk, www.enhs.org.uk and Natural England

 

 

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