OS Map: SS 443 003 Halwill Junction is a disused railway line with a variety of habitats. It was purchased from British Rail in 1990.
Location and access: The nature reserve is in the village of Halwill Junction, on the main road between Okehampton and Holsworthy in north west Devon. There is one main entrance to this nature reserve. Take the A3079 for Halwill Junction, and when you reach the village centre turn right if travelling from the south, left if travelling from the north. Continue past the Junction Inn pub, and turn left into Beeching Close. Turn immediately right into a cul-de-sac (grid reference SS443 002). There is free parking in the Parish Hall car park to the right of the Junction Inn pub. From Beeching Close a path leads between the houses onto the reserve.
Features: Butterflies Birdlife Wildflowers
Walks: There is a main path with boardwalks which forks into two dead ends. It will take you 45 minutes to walk the length of the reserve and back.
More Information: Follow the link above to the Devon Wildlife Trust website or click here.
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