Devichoys Wood

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Mark Hamblin/2020VISION

Devichoys Wood

An ancient woodland dating back to at least the 1650s


3 miles north of Penryn

OS Map Reference

Park at SW 772 376 (main Entrance)
A static map of Devichoys Wood

Know before you go

18 hectares

Parking information

Park at SW 772 376 (main Entrance) there is official parking for two cars. The entrance is immediately left after the turning signed to Mylor, Flushing & Restronguet from the A39 in Perranarworthal, 3 miles (5km) north of Penryn.

Grazing animals


Walking trails

Two waymarked circular trails which take 20-30 minutes to complete. The trails incorporate steep slopes, granite steps and bridges. The off camber meadow trail can be very slippery and water logged in the winter.


Permissive access around the reserve.


Dogs permitted
Please be considerate of ground nesting birds in the summer and ground feeding waders such as woodcock in the winter.

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

Bluebells in early May

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