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 will be opening on Friday April 19th!
Cafe and gardens opening times: Friday, Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays from 11am to 5pm
(weather permitting -- in case of heavy rain, it's best to call ahead)
Admission fees: Adults £5.50, Children £2.50
There will be no concessions for pre-booked.

Admission to Ratty’s Tea Room is free but if you wish to explore the Nature Reserve and Wild Gardens, there is a charge of £4.50 for adults and £2 for children payable at the tea room.

Special discount admission prices for pre-arranged groups , e.g. W.I., birding groups, arts etc. Please phone Dave on 07721 429077 to arrange.

Map of the nature reserve

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


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!


In addition to the fantastic tea rooms at the top of the site, there are several picnic benches, first aid equipment, a toilet and a car park which is not supervised.

How to find us