Category: Country Park & Local Nature Reserve

Broadlands Wood
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Broadlands Wood

Broadlands Wood is to be found just off Broadlands Avenue. This is a small community woodland and is a green gem in a built-up area. Broadlands is a rare and precious area of ancient woodland, with a wealth of interesting wildlife: * Bluebells * Goldcrests * Speckled Wood Butterflies * Coppiced Wych elms. There are...

9th May 20189th May 2018by
Jetty Marsh & Wharf Sidings Local Nature Reserve.
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Jetty Marsh & Wharf Sidings Local Nature Reserve.

Jetty Marsh and Wharf Sidings Local Nature Reserve This reserve lies next to the River Teign and the Whitelake Channel where they run between Newton Abbot and Kingsteignton. Jetty Marsh is part of the River Teign floodplain and is an intimate mixture of reedbeds, grassland, scrub and tidal waters fringed by mudflats. The area is...

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Aller Brook Nature Reserve
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Aller Brook Nature Reserve

ALLER BROOK Although wedged between the A380 and the industrial estate Aller Brook provides an attractive walk where you will see all sorts of wildlife, kingfishers, rabbits voles, kestrels, and even otters. From Aller Brook you can follow the Templer way up stream to Jetty Marsh, or if it is low tide down stream beside...

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Stover Country Park
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Stover Country Park

Stover Country Park is situated between Newton Abbot and Bovey Tracey. The Country Park historically formed part of the Bovey Heath, an area of wet boggy lowland heath covering the majority of the Bovey Basin. After the decline and sale of the estate in the 1930’s the site was brought by the Forestry Commission and...

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Decoy Country Park
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Decoy Country Park

Decoy Country Park Decoy Country Park is located on the edge of Newton Abbot and was first created in 1988. It is thought that Decoy was named after an earlier lake at which ducks were lured into a ‘decoy’ and then caught and killed for food. In the late 19th Century ball clay was found...

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Dawlish Warren
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Dawlish Warren

DAWLISH WARREN NATURE RESERVE The nature reserve at Dawlish Warren extends for 500 acres and is located on a long sand spit at the mouth of the River Exe. The sand spit is home to many species of wildlife. The spit is a combination of dunes, grassland, ponds, salt marsh and mud flats. The warren...

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Canonteign Falls
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Canonteign Falls

CANONTEIGN FALLS Canonteign Falls is approx 6-7 miles from Newton Abbot on the B3193 off the Chudleigh road. Situated inside Dartmoor National Park. Canonteign is home to England’s highest waterfall with an almost vertical drop of 70 metres, rushing over rock formations down to the streams below which flow through ancient woodland and wetlands. Wonder...

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Becky Falls
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Becky Falls

BECKY FALLS Becky Falls is approx 10 miles from Newton Abbot, 4 miles west of Bovey Tracey, well sign posted from main roads. It combines the lovely falls with nature trails ranging from easy to walk for the not so energetic and great for children up to the rough and rugged where there are great...

9th May 20189th May 2018by
Milber & Ben Stedhams Wood
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Milber & Ben Stedhams Wood

Milber & Ben Stedhams Wood A community woodland area on the edge of Newton Abbot. These adjacent plantations of Beech, Pine and Oak are on the eastern fringe of Newton Abbot. They can be found running alongside the St. Marychurch Road. The main entrance to both sites is at the top of Aller Brake Road....

9th May 20189th May 2018by
Orley Common
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Orley Common

Orley Common is a wildlife site close to the village of Ipplepen. The common is a fragile site of great value for its wildlife, geology and historical interest. Because it has fairly undisturbed ancient grassland and ancient woodland, it is very species rich, with country and national rarities. It is particularly important to local people...

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