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Kings Tamerton Wood (LNR)

King's Tamerton WoodKings Tamerton Wood is a proposed Local Nature Reserve covering around eight hectares (that's about eight full-sized football pitches) and located in the west of Plymouth adjacent to the neighbourhood of Kings Tamerton.

Kings Tamerton Wood is a young wood and most of the trees were planted here approximately 20 years ago as a community woodland. The pathways through the woodland were upgraded in 2014 and allow you to explore the site. There are also areas of grassland within the reserve. Why not explore the wood and watch it develop and grow over time as it matures into a diverse woodland?

Habitats will be managed for wildlife to increase the biodiversity of the wood. The site includes grassland, hedgerows, immature planted broadleaf woodland and scrub.


Species we've spotted:

  • Ash, sycamore, alder, hazel, cherry and oak
  • Lords and ladies
  • Harts tongue fern
  • Lesser celandine
  • Knapweed
  • Slow worm

For more detailed information on access and the management see documents below:

Management plan

Location map

Habitat survey

Management units map

Walks and features

  • Network of paths throughout the site
  • Outdoor classroom
  • Picnic benches and benches
  • Interpretation boards

Remember this is a Local Nature Reserve, please be considerate to wildlife and to other users:

  • Don't pick wild flowers or plants
  • Don't disturb animals
  • Take your litter home
  • Keep dogs under control
  • Keep dogs out of stream area
  • Clean up after your dogs
  • No camping
  • No motorbikes
  • No fires

Summer events


  • Path network built to accommodate wheelchairs and buggies, but there are a couple of steep sections, which require a bit of extra effort

Travel and directions

  • The reserve is approximately 0.4km (about ¼ mile) from Kings Tamerton Community Centre and 1.4km (less than one mile) from St Budeaux Square
  • Accessed via Dalton Gardens, Priestley Avenue and a footpath leading from the northern end of Kings Tamerton Road
  • Walkway over the A38 allows pedestrian access from Honicknowle into the reserve, this footpath also leads to Mowhay Road, providing a link to Ham Wood
  • Traffic-free cycle path connecting Weston Mill and Ham Woods with Honicknowle runs north to south along Mowhay Road
  • Accessible using public transport, bus service runs along Kings Tamerton Road and Roman Way giving access to the reserve
  • No official car park (some car parking on nearby streets)