Andrew’s Wood

About this route

Developed on a series of fields once farmed by the villagers of Stanton, Andrew’s Wood now has a mix of habitats including broadleaved woodland, herb-rich and marshy grassland and wet heath. It supports a diverse flora, with species such as black knapweed, betony and marsh pennywort. Of particular note is the largest British colony of the rare health lobelia.

The wide range of habitats provides a home for many animals. Among these are breeding tree pipits, dormice and many butterflies including the silver-washed fritillary.

Getting Around

By road: from the A38 take the Ugborough/Yealmpton turning. Turn left onto the A3121, and at Kitterford Cross go straight across towards Loddiswell on the B3196. At California Cross take the left fork beyond the fuel station, towards Loddiswell. The reserve car park is on the right, approx. 250m beyond Coldharbour Cross. From here a track leads to the reserve.

Car parking only.
The ground is mostly flat with steps, bridges and boardwalks. It can be uneven, wet and muddy in places.
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Interesting information

Andrew’s Wood is managed by the Devon Wildlife Trust and is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Photo of a comma butterfly on vegetation at Andrews Wood
Andrews Wood by Derek Harper

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