Great Spotted Woodpecker

Mark Hamblin/2020VISION

Devichoys Wood

An ancient woodland dating back to at least the 1650s


3 miles north of Penryn
A static map of Devichoys Wood

Know before you go

16 hectares

Grazing animals


Walking trails

A circular walk taking 20-30 minutes is over easy terrain but the ground can be wet and muddy


Public footpath around the reserve which is easy to access and suitable for wheelchair and pushchairs.


Dogs permitted

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

April to July, September to November

About the reserve

This site consists of ancient woodland and is a valuable remnant, supporting many typical woodland plants. Early references to this wood date back to 1652. Gnarled , twisted stems of sessile oak are a feature here, evidence of the historical management technique 'coppicing'. Various birdlife is to be seen, including the great spotted woodpecker

Contact us

Cornwall Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01872 273939