Wistman's Wood from the south-east. While most oak woods on Dartmoor consist of sessile oaks,
Wistman's Wood, Black Tor Beare and Piles Copse contain English (Pedunculate) oaks. These three
isolated woods may be survivals of primeval woodland dating from before human deforestation,
surviving because they are on steep granite clitter, making access difficult for grazing livestock.
Wistman's Wood is a National Nature Reserve.
Updated on May 17, 2018