Longtimber Woods is an area of 53 acres extending from the Stowford Paper Mill bridge built by John Allen in 1859, under the railway viaduct and up as far as Pithill Farm. The wood consists mainly of native broadleaf trees and a variety of shrubs. For generations the wood has been used by local people for walks, swimming and picnics.
In 1980, Longtimber Woods was owned by a family trust which specialised in the conservation of trees and wildlife. Ivybridge Town Council purchased Longtimber Woods in 1985 to prevent excessive felling of native hardwoods and over the years has made it into a leisure facility, adding signage, seating and exercise areas.