Newton Abbot to Holbeam Dam Circular

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The walk starts from the bus station in Sherborne Road in the centre of Newton Abbot, following the course of the River Lemon to Holbeam Dam via Baker's Park, Bradley Manor Estate (National Trust), Broadbridge Wood and Chercombe Bridge.

Bradley Manor is a medieval manor-house open to the public.

The name 'Lemon' is a derivative of a Celtic word meaning 'elm'. The River Lemon starts near Haytor on Dartmoor and flows to Newton Abbot. The river has several times caused major flooding in Newton Abbot. To prevent further occurrences, a flood-control reservoir and dam were built in 1982, just below the confluence with the Kestor Brook at Holbeam.

There are many birds on the walk and I saw an egret on the river close to ASDA.

England - South West England - Devon - River Walk


Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Flowers, Mostly Flat, National Trust, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Stately Home, Toilets, Woodland

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15.6 Miles