Hense Moor is an extremely diverse site with a great variety of habitats within its 92.5 hectares. These range from acidic dry lowland heath on the steeper valley sides, through wet heath and bog, to alkaline fen. The diversity of habitats support a considerable variety of plants and invertebrates.
It is one of the major headwaters of the River Otter, which flows out of the site to the south.
Look out for:
Heathers, western gorse, bogbean, cotton grass, wide range of sedges, heath spotted orchids.
Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
Grazed common land
Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Best time to visit:
May to September
Grid reference: ST175080
Nearest postcode: EX14 4SA
Open access. Park in Luppit and walk in on the footpaths.