Places to view wildlife in Exeter
This woodland is situated on the northern edge of the City and contains some of the oldest trees in the area providing a valuable habitat for wildlife, especially birds. Part of the wood is owned by the Forestry Commission and is jointly cared for with the Exeter City Council. There are two way-marked trails to follow and viewpoints across the Exe Valley and if you want to escape the hustle and bustle of Exeter city centre then this is a great place to.
For further information visit the Forestry Commission website or contact them on 01392 832262.
Old Sludge Beds Nature Reserve
This reserve, within the Riverside Valley Park, is sandwiched between the river Exe and the Exeter ship canal and is managed by The Devon Wildlife Trust. It is an area of marsh, Willow and reeds with access on boardwalks and is home to a wide variety of wetland birds.
For further information visit the Devon Wildlife Trust website or call 01392 279244.
The estuary is justifiably famous for the spectacular bird life found on the mud flats and surrounding fields. The reserve covers two separate areas of coastal grazing marsh on opposite sides of the estuary - Exminster Marshes and Bowling Green Marsh.
For further information on the estuary visit their website. For information on viewing the area's bird life visit the RSPB website or contact the their Exeter office on 01392 432691.