Visit Us

We honestly believe that our nature reserve is one of the most beautiful places to visit in East Devon. This page contains visitor information and details on the nature reserve. Please note that in the interests of not upsetting the wildlife, dogs are not permitted.

Opening times & entry fees

We are open Fridays 11am-5pm, Saturdays 1pm-5pm and Sundays 11am-5pm — this includes the reserve and Ratty’s tearooms. Please note however that the reserve and tearooms will be closed on Sat 16th June & Sat 30th June for private functions.

Map of the nature reserve

We have a map of the reserve itself available on this page.

You can also download a leaflet in PDF form by clicking here: Lower Bruckland Nature Reserve brochure


Although the site varies considerably in altitude, the banks are shallow and should be suitable for the elderly. There are benches dotted around the site in convenient and scenic places. The only consideration should be that after spells of wet weather the ground can become slippery or muddy – a precautionary telephone call is a good idea if you’re worried!


Based around the lodge at the top of the site, there are several picnic benches, first aid equipment, a toilet and a car park which is not supervised. The finishing touches are just being added to our tea rooms which will be open in the coming months!

How to find us

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