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LNR Type: Rural
County: Devon
Natural England
Regional Team:
South West
Year of Declaration: 1993
Declaring Authority: North Devon District Council
Area (Ha): Click here to open the site map (new window). Once displayed, click on the site to see area and other details.
Grid Reference: SS 531 477
Location: Ilfracombe, EX34 9QZ
Owned by: North Devon District Council
Managed by: North Devon District Council and North Devon Coast AONB, Biosphere
Link to site map: Click here to open the site map from the MAGIC web site.
How to get there: Situated off the main A399 Watermouth Road, Ilfracombe.
Visitor facilities: Walking, wildlife watching and picnicing.
What to see: The remote cliffs and cliff-top grasslands are important ecological sites, including the beautiful cliffs of Ilfracombe's own Hillsborough Nature Reserve.
As well as a popular Local Nature Reserve, a hike up to Hillsborough will reveal the remains of an Iron Age hill fort, the largest cliff castle in the south west and around 2000 years old.
Volunteer and 'Friends of' groups: Volunteer through North Devon's Biosphere Reserve
Contacts for further information and how to get involved: North Devon's Biosphere Reserve
Tel: 01271 388647
or use the online form
or try
North Devon Council
Telephone: 01271 327711
or Tom Hynes
Website address and other links:
alternatively try and search Hillsborough Nature Reserve

Last updated 13/02/13
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