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Seaton Valley
LNR Type: Rural
County: Cornwall
Natural England
Regional Team:
South West
Year of Declaration: 1997
Declaring Authority: Caradon 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: SX 305 562
Location: Hesenford Road, Seaton, Cornwall, PL11 3JJ
Owned by: Cornwall District Council
Managed by: Cornwall District Council
Link to site map: Click here to open the site map from the MAGIC web site.
How to get there: By car - from Trerulefoot roundabout on A38 take A374, then A337 to Hessenford. Seaton Country Park is signed (brown signs) and the turning is opposite Copley Arms pub. By public transport - bus service between Plymouth and Looe which calls at Seaton.
Visitor facilities: Large pay and display car park at Seaton, no car park at Hessenford. Level surfaced path (Valley Trail) runs through the reserve giving access for all. Public events including guided walks and family activity days.
What to see: The site lies in the floodplain of the River Seaton and the diverse habitats include wet woodland and meadow, 2 large ponds and ancient semi-natural woodland on the steep valley sides.
It is important for lichens and bryophytes (mosses) and is a key site for butterflies and moths in the South West. The ponds support a large variety of dragonflies and damselflies. Evidence of dormouse has been found and otters use the river.
Volunteer and 'Friends of' groups: Volunteering opportunities available through the council.
see the council website and search Volunteering. Or try:
Contacts for further information and how to get involved: or try
Cornwall County Council
General Enquiries
Telephone 0300 1234 100

Website address and other links: and search for Seaton Valley nature reserve.

last Updated 05/02/2014

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