Haddon Moor Reserve


Haddon Moor Reserve

Our Haddon Moor Reserve is on the edge of Exmoor, close to Wimbleball Lake at OS reference SS996290


Located on the edge of the Exmoor National Park, Haddon Moor holds 5 hectare of damp acid grassland sloping gently to a small stream.

Butterflies & Moths

Reserve History


During the summer months and into autumn Exmoor ponies graze the site. 

Small areas of controlled burning is carried out at times under the supervision of the Exmoor National Park team. As well as maintaining the conditions required by the flora and the dependent butterflies it produces a springtime flush of palatable grass for the ponies.


Charlotte Wray is our Honorary Warden for our Haddon Moor Reserve - having taken over from Dave Ayling.

 She along along with volunteers keep an eye of the reserve and coordinate the management of it.



Some of the species you may see at the reserve, depending on the time of year that you visit

Honary Reserve Warden: Charlotte Wray


The reserve is located close to Wimbleball Lake at OS reference SS996290. 

Access is by a gate on the north side of the B3190 where it passes through the village of Upton. The gateway is set back in the roadside hedge and easy to miss unless you drive slowly. The gate can be opened to enable you to pull your car off the road but first ensure that the inner gate is closed so that the ponies cannot get out past you.

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