Knapp Copse

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An area which has everything from secluded valleys and large areas of heathland to steep hills and breathtaking cliffs. Knapp Copse is also adjacent to Gittisham Hill with its Bronze-Age barrows. The reserve has a rich mosaic of habitats that result in a very attractive landscape once typical of this part of Devon. It includes ancient woodland, species-rich grassland, springline mire and a network of hedgerows to offer a home to a wealth of wildlife.

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Devon, Wessex, South West England, England, Great Britain, UK, Europe
Knapp Copse Local Nature Reserve


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From Honiton
Take the A375 towards Sidmouth. When you arrive at a cross-roads with the Hare and Hounds public house on your right, turn left. Continue along this road for about 1km (two thirds of a mile) and Knapp Copse is on the right. An entrance sign for the reserve faces the road. There is a small car park which is entered through a height barrier.

From Sidmouth
Take the A375 towards Honiton, turn right at the Hare and Hounds and Knapp Copse is on your right.

From Ottery St Mary
Head towards the Hare and Hounds. Go straight ahead at the cross-roads and Knapp Copse is on the right.


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