Holyford Woods Local Nature Reserve
Holyford Woods is a beautiful woodland, nestled in a picturesque valley near Seaton.
In the spring the woodland floor is carpeted in bluebells and the air is filled with the aroma of wild garlic. Oak, ash and hazel abound at Holyford and birds nest in holes in trees, bats roost in handy crevices and tangled roots can provide nest sites for weasels and wood mice. A goyle, or sunken stream runs through the heart of the woodland, feeding the Stafford Brook which runs into the Axe estuary at the nearby Colyford Common Local Nature Reserve.
How to get there:
Driving along the A3052 towards Seaton and Colyford, turn right signed Seaton at the Seaton Heights filling station. Drive a little way and park on the right-hand side of the road. The entrance to the reserve is a short walk back to the main road, along a footpath opposite the Seaton turn-off. Walk down the edge of the field and the entrance of the wood is directly in front of you.
Page last updated on 28 January 2015