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

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.

Additional information

Number of accessible parking spaces: 0

There are no designated accessible parking spaces at this forest, have you seen our Easy Access trails page?

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

Things to do

Enjoy a tasty treat in the forest, just bring along good food and company!

There are many tracks and walkways to explore within the beautiful woodland. The flat circular trail offers an accessible track for most of the route, which is suitable for prams and capable mobility vehicles in drier months.

Nearby forests

Bedgebury Forest - pines and trail

Trinity Hill sits within the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and borders the county of Dorset and nearby town of Lyme Regis.

It offers beautiful woodland walks with a variety of forest tracks and pathways to explore as well as areas of open heathland dedicated to wildlife.

Beech woodland generic

East Devon is teeming with stunning views, enchanting woodland walk and unique wildlife. 

Immerse yourself in the serenity of the area on a woodland stroll, bring your binoculars and see what you can spot, or simply stop and take in the fresh air. 

Shaded walking trail in Stoke Woods, Exeter

Located to the north of Exeter, Stoke Woods is a great place to have a break from city life and get in touch with nature.

Stretch your legs on our wild trails and visit some of the oldest and largest trees in Exeter.


Child happily play running through grass

West of Exeter, Chalet provides a range of forest paths for you to explore, through gorse and heath as well as conifers and broad-leaved trees. The area is part of a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) due to the diversity of plant and animal life here. Bring your binoculars and see what you can spot, maybe you'll catch a glimpse of the elusive nightjar.

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