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The funds for the purchase of Holyford Woods,an area of 56 acres, were raised by public subscription after a campaign was started in late 2001. This was supported by many local societies and Seaton Parish Council.

The Woodland Preservation Society was formed with the support of the Axe Vale and District Conservation Society and, with a major grant from the East Devon District Council, the woods were saved from the threat of development.

Holyford Woods, formerly owned by South West Water, have been a popular area for local people to walk and enjoy the peace and great natural beauty of an unspoilt woodland. The woods are particularly popular in late May when the bluebells are at their finest.

This natural habitat, for numerous wild mammals and birds, has a variety of trees including ash, oak, douglas fir, hazel, birch, holly and elm.

For more information about this beautiful area, visit the Holyford Woods website

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