Mutters Moor

Mutters Moor

  • Lowland Heath
  • Perfect for rambling

Mutter´s Moor is situated on top of a steep hill. To the east it overlooks the Regency seaside town of Sidmouth. To the west the Otter Valley stretches beneath with views to Woodbury Common. The moor is an outstanding example of lowland heath like Hense Moor and Hartridge Common.

Such heaths have become scarce nationally and conservation of the remaining area is now most important, this currently being undertaken by the Heritage Coast Service, the landowner and the RSPB.

The thin acid and stony soil supports plants such as a variety of heathers and gorse, also bracken and bilberry are found. These host a wide range of insects especially moths and butterflies.

For places to stay in Devon, as a base from which to visit Mutters Moor and the surrounding area, please see: Country House Hotels in Devon , Coastal Hotels in Devon , Spa Hotels in Devon , Bed & Breakfasts in Devon or Self-Catering Cottages in Devon

Mutter´s Moor, takes its name from the Abraham Mutter, one of the well known smugglers on the south coast of Devon. Mutter was one of infamous Jack Rattenbury´s accomplices, and helped to distribute contraband – mainly brandy to the big houses in the area.

Ancient trackways lead onto and across Mutter´s Moor and today there is a network of paths and bridleways which have been cleared, signed and waymarked.

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