Jennycliff is located in the south of Plymouth and boasts breathtaking views of the city and Plymouth Sound. The site covers 11.3 hectares and is owned and managed by us and is accessible to the public. A variety of habitats are present including, woodland, grassland, cliffs, beach and sea caves. The South West Coast Path runs through the site, connecting the city with the South Hams Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The site is designated as a County Wildlife Site because of the presence of four nationally scarce plant species:
- Pale St John's Wort
- Maidenhair fern
- Dwarf elder
- Round-leaved crane's bill
Several Devon notable plant species have also been reported at the site including:
- Distant sedge
- Sea rocket
- Sea spleenwort
- Bee orchid
In addition, the red data book spider, Episinus maculipes has been recorded.
The site is an important habitat for invertebrate species such as, spiders, woodlice, centipedes and beetles with several notable species having been recorded. Jennycliff is also part of Plymouth sound, shores and cliffs Site of Special Scientific Interest.
For more detailed information on access and the management of Jennycliff see the document below:
Management statement [PDF, 388KB]