35.64 ha (88.07 acres)

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Explorer 128
OS Landranger 193

Adcombe Wood is a beautiful and mystical ancient woodland overlooking Taunton Vale in the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). It is 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.


  • Public access
  • Autumn colour
  • Spring flowers
  • Grassland
  • Broadleaved woodland
Early purple orchid with blurred background

A lasting legacy

This wood is just one of many to have been protected by gifts in wills, securing it for generations to come. Your legacy gift could also make a real difference to woods, trees and wildlife.

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Adcombe Wood & Woodram Copse Management Plan

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