Nature Reserve

Devon is home to nature reserves of national and international importance. 

Global Importance: Exe Estuary RAMSAR site, the North Devon Biosphere Reserve, and two World Heritage sites: the Jurassic Coast and the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape


Two National Parks: Exmoor and Dartmoor

Five Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty: North Devon, South Devon, East Devon, Tamar Valley, Blackdown Hills

Nine National Nature Reserves: Axmouth to Lyme Regis Undercliffs, Berry Head, Black-a-Tor Copse, Dawlish Warren, Dendles Wood, Dunsdon Farm, East Dartmoor Woods and Heaths, Slapton Ley, Wistman’s Wood

The RSPB has 8 reserves.


Devon Wildlife Trust has 57 Nature Reserves.


There are Local Nature Reserves and over 200 Sites of Special Scientific Interest


2,200 County Wildlife Sites (CWS):


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