Warleigh Point Woods is a Devon Wildlife Trust coastal, nature reserve woodland at a beautiful setting on the estuary where the rivers Tamar and Tavy meet near Tamerton Foliot. Looking across to Saltash with glorious views of the bridges.
Please do follow the map in the link. Don’t use the postcode and sat nav or you will end up in the wrong place, possibly in Ernesettle, looking at us across Tamerton Lake! The coordinates are; Lat/Long: 50.42850113,-4.19036972. Grid reference is: Grid Ref:
SX 4452 6102, SX 450 608. The OS map you need is 108, Plymouth and lower Tamar valley.
Here is the location on google maps. Please note the DWT symbol pin.
Look for the pubs in Tamerton Foliot then follow Station Road from Tamerton Foliot, for about a mile all the way to the end of the road until you can go no further. You will see a big gate with a letter box on it. This is the old station house. (Do not enter these details into your sat nav.) Park on the side of the road here. Take the track next to the big gate. walk 200yds, across the railway bridge and then through the kiss gate into the woods. You will see signs here. We will give you instructions in advance as to location and we will either meet you, or the route will be marked with signs or a trail.
The Warleigh Point sessions run on a Monday. The sessions run weekly, in six-week blocks.
If you have a suitable site, which you would like to use and you are booking for a group; we can also come to you.
Group sizes at Warleigh Point are limited due to site restrictions, Covid 19 and risk of disturbing the abundant and wonderful wildlife. At the moment we can only accommodate a maximum of 10 people at each of these sessions.
Both the Parent and Toddler and Home Education sessions are two hours and 45 minutes long (from rendezvous at parking location to return to same point after session).
The site has been chosen carefully and is absolutely amazing. We are very fortunate to be able to use it and that it is so abundant with such fantastic wildlife. We ask that participants are respectful of this and the land, and that participants are kind to the animals and wildlife they meet and help look after the woods by not intentionally damaging trees, other plants and the landscape. The volunteers and wardens have put in a lot of effort and worked tirelessly to maintain the woodland and make it what it is.
There may be times when access to certain areas is not permitted, due to preservation or maintenance, but generally the site is large enough for this not to be an inconvenience. As a general rule, we move our forest school setting around in the woods anyway, to give the woodland a “rest” and to avoid nesting areas in the spring and the growth of new plants e.g. bluebells.