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Colwell Wood

A Woodland Trust wood

Colwell Wood

0.95 ha (2.35 acres)
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OS map sheets:
Explorer 110
OS Landranger 202
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Features and attractions

  • Broadleaved woodland
  • Local parking difficult
  • Good views
  • Well worth a visit

A small wood that commands spectacular views towards Dartmoor. A diverse mixture of native broadleaf trees, the site contains a small wetland area. A stone path runs through the centre of the site and smaller paths branch off to form the path network. In 1997 an area of the field was planted by local volunteers under the Trust’s Woods On Your Doorstep Project (WOYD), with a mixture of native trees, and shrubs. In 1998 an orchard of 50 selected Devon fruit trees was established including many rare varieties. Although predominately of apple, varieties of pear, plum, cherry, damson, medlar and mulberry were also planted. A number of the trees are ‘grafted’ from trees planted in an orchard at 'Druid' a country house, north of the town of Ashburton, in the 1880s.