Knapp Copse Local Nature Reserve

Knapp Copse Local Nature Reserve is part of the wider East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, an area which has everything from secluded valleys and large areas of heath land 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, spring line mire and a network of hedgerows to offer a home to a wealth of wildlife. 

To access Knapp Copse 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.

If arriving 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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  • The Knapp
  • Sidmouth
  • Devon
  • EX10 8XD