Ashculm Turbary

Ashculm Turbary is a nature reserve cared for and maintained by Devon Wildlife Trust. The Turbary is a springline mire, which is a very typical habitat found in the Blackdown Hills AONB.

With permanently wet soils, it provides an excellent habitat for wet heath and peat bog plants (now rare or declining in Devon). Ashculm Turbary is also home to a variety of interesting invertebrate species, including the keeled skimmer dragonfly, which is scarce in Britain. Over 50 species of birds visit or breed on the reserve.

A walk around this reserve will take about 45 minutes.

Look out for:

Common lizard, cross-leaved heath, western gorse, round-leaved sundew, and a wide range of sphagnum mosses.


The terrain is wet and challenging in places, visitors are advised to wear wellies or boots. Park elsewhere and access the site via public footpaths.

Outdoor Place of Interest Walking Nature and Wildlife



  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Entry
  • Open All Year


  • Outdoor
  • Place of Interest
  • Walking
  • Nature and Wildlife