Honiton Bottom Community Nature Reserve is about a mile from the bustling centre of the market town of Honiton. Situated at the southernmost tip of the town, this site offers close up views of some common but none the less enthralling species of wildlife.
The stream which runs along the eastern edge of the nature reserve is called the Gissage, and here you may see Dippers, Grey Wagtails and even a Kingfisher if you're lucky!
Small birds feed on the insects and seeds which thrive in the rough grassland, and Tawny owls hunt regularly over the nature reserve at dusk and in the early morning. Foxes are also frequent night time visitors.
There is a wild play trail where children can use the extensive play equipment while discovering some of the wildlife on their doorstep. This has a surfaced path, allowing access for those with limited mobility, and buggies.
Check our Events page for bug hunts, little one’s walks and other upcoming events at Honiton Bottom Community Nature Reserve.
See our Volunteers page for details of practical conservation opportunities and becoming a Friend of Honiton Bottom.
Honiton Bottom Nature Reserve is about a mile from the town centre, at the junction between Honiton Bottom Road and Battishorne Way.
Roadside parking available.
All East Devon District Council nature reserves are open free of charge to the public at all times.
Play trail, picnic benches
The picnic benches and play trail have a surfaced path, and so are accessible for people with limited mobility and buggies.
Outside the play trail and picnic bench area, paths are mown through the meadow. These may be uneven, and muddy after wet weather.
Dogs are welcome, but please clean up after them, and keep them under close control.