Trinity Hill

About this route

Trinity Hill is an area of lowland heathland that is rich in wildlife. Heathers that form a wash of colour in late summer dominate the flora. These heathers are the daytime home of a huge number of moths, such as the lovers knot and the drinker (see photo). Bare sandy areas that quickly warm in the sun support animals that require warmth, such as the common lizard. There is also a rich bird life, including breeding nightjar. Linnets, whose numbers are declining nationally, are doing well here and can be heard singing from tall bushes on the reserve.

Getting Around

By bike: Two miles from Axminster (take care crossing the busy A35).

On foot: A footpath and minor roads link to the East Devon Way, approximately 2km to the south.

By car: From Axminster take the A35 towards Lyme Regis. Just before Raymonds Hill turn right along Trinity Hill Road. There is a car park for the reserve on the left, after 1km.

Car parking available in the centre of the local nature reserve.
Rough footpaths and heathland. A path runs around the perimeter of the site (can be muddy in wet weather). It is not suitable for wheelchair users.

Interesting information

Trinity Hill is a Local Nature Reserve (LNR) and, as such, has statutory protection.

Photo of a drinker moth
The Drinker (Euthrix potatoria) Moth Copyright Lairich Rig,

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