Core Hill Wood is situated approximately two miles north of Sidmouth. Access is via Core Hill Road, a single track no-through road with no pavements, which runs off the A3052 west of Sidford and terminates at the Woodland Trust car park at the wood. There is parking for seven cars in the Woodland Trust car park if tightly parked. The main track, which is a byway open to all traffic (BOAT), rises steeply from this car park but is rough and rutted. There is a public footpath leading from the car park through a squeeze stile, along unsurfaced paths, again with uphill slopes, and also another linking up to a bridleway on the open heathland of the Common.