In Nature

With an abundance of countryside and coastline, South Devon provides the perfect base for holidays that include a bit of wildlife spotting. The surrounding landscape is home to all sorts of rare plants, birds, insects and sea life. 

Here are your choices of the best places to spot wildlife in the region. 

Slapton Ley

Set within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Slapton Ley Nature Reserve is packed with rare plants and wildlife. It is also the largest body of freshwater in the South West. 

Teign Estuary

Making its way from Dartmoor to the sea at Teignmouth the River Teign and the Teign Estuary is a diverse waterway that is popular with many species of birds. 

Dart Estuary

The banks of the River Dart are surrounded by steeply wooded hills giving the perfect location for wildlife spotting. The river itself is also home to wide range of wildlife. 

Kingsbridge Estuary

The Kingsbridge Estuary has a great range of scenic walking and hiking routes suitable for every level of ability, allowing you to see the wildlife that lives both in the countryside and at the water’s edge.

Wembury to Plymouth Walk

This route offers wonderful views of Plymouth Sound, as well as a lovely inland ramble to complete the walk. Providing the perfect chance to spot wildlife both at sea and in the countryside. 

Find out more about the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty here.




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