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Adcombe Wood & Woodram Copse

A Woodland Trust wood

Adcombe Wood & Woodram Copse

35.64 ha (88.07 acres)
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OS map sheets:
Explorer 128
OS Landranger 193
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Features and attractions

  • Broadleaved woodland
  • Local parking difficult
  • Ancient trees on site
  • Good views
  • Special wildlife interest
  • Well worth a visit
  • Bluebells
  • Grassland
  • Spring colour
  • Autumn colour

Adcombe Wood is a beautiful and mystical ancient woodland overlooking Taunton Vale in the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), and designated as part of a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).  The ancient wood is steeply sloping with a number of veteran small-leaf lime, oak and wild service trees.  It has great displays of ancient woodland plants including bluebell, wood anemone and lesser celandine.

Adcombe Wood and Woodram Copse is principally ancient woodland and high forest with areas of once coppiced woodland, wide rides, and scrub.  There are limestone grassland clearings with stunning views across the Blackdown Hills, and displays of wildflowers, orchids, and butterflies.  

Note that some of the extensive network of paths and rides are very steep and may be wet and uneven underfoot.