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Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
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Opening hours

Core Copse is open 365 days a year, dawn until dusk.

How to find us

How to find us
East Hill Strips, Chineway Hill, East Devon
By Car

From Honiton, head south along A375 (Sidmouth Road). Turn right at Hare and Hounds pub at Putts Corner. Follow Crowpitts Covert for approx. 1.6km and turn left on to East Hill Strips. Follow the forest road for approx. 1km and there is a car park on the right, or a layby parking area on the left, facing the access gate to Core Copse.

From Ottery St Mary, head east towards Chineway Hill along Chineway Road. On reaching the summit of the hill turn right and follow the forest road for approx. 1km. There is a car park on the right, or a layby parking area on the left, facing the access gate to Core Copse.

OS Grid Ref
SY 125 947

50.744850411938, -3.2387405633926

Parking and prices

There are no parking charges at Core Copse.

Facilities and access

Core Copse has been tested by The Outdoor Guide as one of its wheelchair friendly walks.

Assistant dogs welcome
Dogs allowed
Easy access trail

Contact details

Explore Core Copse

Sitting within the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Core Copse at East Hill offers a variety of breath-taking views.

This wonderful woodland has something for everyone with veteran trees, beautiful displays of bluebells and other wildflowers, and an array of historical monuments dating from prehistory to the Napoleonic Wars.

At a glance

  • Walking trails
  • Dogs welcome
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