The Croydon Crusher crushing. © tomrainbow
A beautiful location, with stunning boulders - perhaps the shapeliest on Dartmoor and with the finest granite around. Serious access problems.
The park is a designated SSSI and is owned and managed by The National Trust, it is home to a great diversity of plant and wildlife. In order to protect these species there is no public access to the actual woods although a footpath does run around the lower north end of the park. There is a species of rare lichen found in the woods called Bacidia incompta otherwise known as the Sap Grove lichen, there are only three other sites in the whole of Devon where this species can be found. Other rarities to be found in the old park are the High Brown Fritillary butterfly. A beetle known as Conopalpus testaceus (found only at one more site in Devon) and two other rare lichens known as Schismatomma graphidioides and Collema fragrans.