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Exploring Buzzards Woodland near Knightshayes

Path through the bluebells at Buzzards Woodland, Devon
Look out for the wildlife at this special place | © National Trust Images/Liz Abdey

Located off the beaten track in Devon's Dart Valley, Buzzards Woodland is a tranquil oasis that's well worth exploring. Otters, dormice and rarer bat species are known to be living here, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for a sighting of one of these fantastic creatures.

Caring for Buzzards Woodland

Buzzards Woodland was handed over to the Knightshayes team to care for in late 2014, and since then we have been working hard to conserve the area and its habitats. There's plenty to spot, particularly in spring when the woodland floor becomes carpeted with beautiful bluebells.

The woodland is off the beaten track, with bridges, steep hills and unsteady footing, so this is worth bearing in mind if you're planning a visit. There are two viewpoints in the car park, which offer stunning vistas of this special place.

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How to find Buzzards Woodland

To get to Buzzards Woodland, simply follow the B3137 from Tiverton to Withleigh. When you enter Withleigh, upon seeing a sign marked 'parish church', turn down a small track to the left. Follow the road until you see the National Trust car park on the right (grid reference: SS909114).

Download a map of routes to walk at Buzzards Woodland

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