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    WALKING

    Devon is a beautiful county for walkers and offers a wide variety of different walks.  Newton Abbot is an ideal base to access all types of walks.
    The temporary  car park at WBB works on Exeter Road between Newton Abbot and Kingsteignton makes an ideal stopping off place to take a wander through fields beside the River Teign.  An easy, flat walk great for small children and very popular with dog walkers.

    Many towns and villages through out Devon have heritage trails which make enjoyable walking and give the visitor a chance to learn about the surrounding countryside and take in some local history. 

    Half of the area of South Devon has environmental protection due to the landscape value and amenities offered to both locals and visitors.

    Every year there is a walking festival offering guided and self-guide walks.  In 2009 between 2nd and 11th October, South Devon areas of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) offers 40 guided walks.  All different and for all ages and abilities and some walks designed for families.  The walks will be either along estuaries or coastal paths or through the countryside.

    The Ramblers Association website have a Group Walks Finder. Another good site to check if you have small children is www.walkswithbuggies.com  and another site for the disabled is www.walkswithwheelchairs.com

    1. Aller Brook Nature Reserve

      ALLER BROOKAlthough 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...

    2. 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 ofinteresting wildlife:*...

    3. Churchills

      Churchills is a Local Nature Reserve with spectacular views over Newton Abbot.The reserve can be found nestled next to Highweek Church on the northern edge of Newton Abbot.  There are three small fields, with benches from which you...

    4. Decoy Country Park

      Decoy Country ParkDecoy 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...

    5. Jetty Marsh & Wharf Sidings Local Nature Reserve.

      Jetty Marsh and Wharf Sidings Local Nature ReserveThis 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...

    6. Milber & Ben Stedhams Wood

      Milber & Ben Stedhams WoodA 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...

    7. Newton Abbot And District Ramblers

      Newton Abbot Ramblers was formed in 1978 to provide a programme of rambles, social events and associated matters.  It is a vibrant and well supported club having over 300 membersYou don’t have to be hyper-fit to join Newton...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. Templer Way

      Templer WayThis is a historic route by which granite and clay were transported to the port of Teignmouth before being shipped around the country.The route is named after the Templer family who built the tramway and canal.Exeter-born...

    11. The Two Moors Way

      The Two Moors Way is a long-distance walking route between Ivybridge on the southern edge of Dartmoor and Lynmouth on the North Coast of Exmoor.  This route has detailed waymarkings with the exception of the open moorland sections....

    12. Walk this Way

      Free Walks around TeignbridgeJoin us and walk your way to better health!All ages and abilities welcomeDid you know walking can help....* Increase fitness, confidence and wellbeing* Reduce your risk of heart disease* Control Body Weight*...