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Meeth Quarry nature reserve is home for a diverse range of wildlife and a wonderful place for people to explore. It is easily reached on foot or by bicycle from the Tarka Trail. The Trail actually cuts through the centre of the nature reserve just one mile in from the southern end at Meeth.
Unlike any other Devon Wildlife Trust nature reserve, Meeth Quarry’s industrial past has dramatically shaped its present. For almost a century it was a series of busy clay quarries and mines. The legacy of this industry has created a particularly diverse landscape and today, two enormous lakes and piles of clay spoil dominate its features. Elsewhere there are ponds, woodlands, bogs and grasslands.
These days you will find many dragonfly and damselfly in the nature reserve, countless butterflies including wood white, grayling and green hairstreak, skylarks, geese and ducks, including the tufted duck and shoveler. Look out also for Brown Hare in the sparse open areas of the reserve.
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This site is where you can buy a cycling and walking guide for the Tarka Trail in North Devon. The guidebook has a map for each section. Here, we have links relating to the Tarka Trail. Cyclists, walkers, disabled users, and horse riders will find valuable information on facilities on and near the Trail.
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