Newton Abbot - Abbotskerswell - Newton Abbot

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A circular walk starting at Decoy Park on the outskirts of Newton Abbot to the village of Abbotskerswell, then onwards to Gulland Cross, returning to Decoy Park via Abbotskerswell.

Decoy Park, is an old clay quarry that now supports a lot of wildlife. There is a large lake with a wide variety of birds including black-headed gulls, various ducks, cormorants, kingfishers, coots and herons. There are picnic areas, a café, discovery centre and chidren's playground.

Abbotskerswell developed around the growing of apples for cider making. There is an ancient church, St Mary's, and a Quaker burial ground.

England - South West England - Devon - Countryside


Birds, Cafe, Church, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Play Area, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
10/5/2020 - Elizabeth Seamon

The downhill section towards the end of the walk is very steep and very uneven under foot and great care needs to be taken. Not for those who are not used to walking down steep slopes! In wet weather, it could be quite treacherous and very slippery.

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Distance away
10 Miles
16.2 Miles