GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Bystock Pools Nature Reserve Walk

1 miles (1.6 km)

This walk visits Devon WildlifeTrust's Bystock Pools Nature Reserve near Exmouth.
The tranquil reserve includes a pretty lake, a wildflower meadow and boardwalks taking you through attractive heathland.
You can start the walk from the car park at the southern end of the site, next to the reservoir. The area is great for wildlife with Nightjar, Yellowhammer, Emperor dragonfly and Golden-ringed dragonfly to look out for.
To extend the walk you could pick up the East Devon Way and follow it north to explore Bicton Common and Woodbury Common.
There's also Squabmoor Reservoir about half a mile to the south east.

Postcode

EX8 5EE - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Bystock Pools Nature Reserve OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Bystock Pools Nature Reserve Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the east there's some interesting local history at Hayes Barton, the birth place of Sir Walter Raleigh. The 15th century house is not open to the public butit can be viewed from the nearby road (Hayes Lane).Sir Walter Raleigh's father was tenant here and a Church Warden at East Budleigh where the family crest on the bench end and his step-mother's tomb can be seen today.Postcode is EX9 7BS.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Boardwalk in Bystock nature reserve - geograph.org.uk - 2501994

Boardwalk in Bystock nature reserve

Small pond in Bystock nature reserve - geograph.org.uk - 2501991

Small pond in Bystock nature reserve

Car park, Bystock nature reserve - geograph.org.uk - 1960010

Car park, Bystock nature reserve

Former reservoir in Bystock nature reserve - geograph.org.uk - 2501984

Former reservoir in Bystock nature reserve

The dam at Squabmoor reservoir - geograph.org.uk - 3768935

The dam at Squabmoor reservoir. A short walk from the reserve if you have time.

The entrance to Bystock Nature Reserve - geograph.org.uk - 1234357

The entrance and boardwalk.

Squabmoor Plantation or the Pine Wood - geograph.org.uk - 2740282

Squabmoor Plantation or the Pine Wood

Footpaths on East Budleigh Common - geograph.org.uk - 2501967

Footpaths on East Budleigh Common. On the eastern side of the reserve

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GPS Files

GPX File

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