Holyford Woods






The funds for the purchase of Holyford Woods,an area of 56 acres, were raised by public subscription after a campaign was started in late 2001. This was supported by many local societies and Seaton Parish Council.

The Woodland Preservation Society was formed with the support of the Axe Vale and District Conservation Society and, with a major grant from the East Devon District Council, the woods were saved from the threat of development.





Holyford Woods, formerly owned by South West Water, have been a popular area for local people to walk and enjoy the peace and great natural beauty of an unspoilt woodland. The woods are particularly popular in late May when the bluebells are at their finest.

This natural habitat, for numerous wild mammals and birds, has a variety of trees including ash, oak, douglas fir, hazel, birch, holly and elm.



This natural habitat, for numerous wild mammals and birds, has a variety of trees including ash, oak, douglas fir, hazel, birch, holly and elm.





How to get there:

Driving along the A3052 towards Seaton and Colyford,
(If you are already in Colyford then head out of the village in the direction of Exeter)

Turn right signed Seaton at the Seaton Heights Esso filling station.

Drive a couple of hundred metres and park on the right-hand side of the road in the picnic area car park.

The entrance to the reserve is a short walk back tothe main road, opposite the road junction.

The footpath is clearly signposted.

Walk down the edge of the field and the entrance of the wood is directly in front of you.

 
For more information about this beautiful area, visit the
Holyford Woods website