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Lopwell Dam

Plymouth
Devon

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Lopwell Dam

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The breathtaking Lopwell Dam on the upper tidal mark of the River Tavy is an excellent site for bird watching and walking.

Located just 3 miles north of Plymouth and 7 miles from Tavistock, this wildlife haven is well worth a visit. 

Lopwell Dam is a designated Local Nature Reserve (LNR) covering an area of approximately 5 hectares. The area consists of several different habitats including mudflats, freshwater marsh, wildflower meadow, scrub-grassland, saltmarsh and semi-natural woodland. The area is also designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

The Bere Peninsula cycle route runs nearby, and the Tamar Discovery Trail begins at Lopwell www.tamarvalley.org.uk

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