0.15 ha (0.37 acres)

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Explorer 108
OS Landranger 201

St John's Woods consists of two small woodlands (Benskin's and Antony) both of which provide some local woodland habitat and public access with short 'circular' routes and seats to allow visitors to enjoy their surroundings. Benskin's offers superb views out over St John's Lake in the Tamar SSSI and is partly young woodland planted in the mid-1980s and partly ancient semi-natural woodland. Antony was planted in the mid-1980s as with Benskin's. Access is management squeeze gap or hunter's gates and along level grass and naturally surfaced paths.

Recreation values are limited due to their small size poor highway access but both are used regularly by a small number of local residents and therefore provide good amenity for their respective communities and those interested in the lake and its wildlife.

There are facilities in both the adjacent villages and public transport services travel close to both, however it should be remembered that these are limited as would be expected within such a small and disparate rural community.


  • Parking nearby
  • Public access
  • Broadleaved woodland


St John's Woods Management Plan

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