7.5miles/
12kms

Newton Abbot Templer at the Teign

About this route

This walk follows a section of the Templer Way through Newton Abbot and along a length of the Teign Estuary. It then follows one of the ‘South of the Teign Estuary’ walks, a series of walks set up by Teignbridge District Council to complement the Templer Way.

The Templer Way is waymarked by brown signs depicting a wheel and rudder. Much of the south of the Teign circuit is also waymarked by a green disc.

Getting Around

Newton Abbot is readily accessible by bus to and from Exeter and South Devon. It is also on the national rail network. Check out the latest public transport information at www.travelinesw.com

Facilities
Newton Abbot (all facilities), Combeinteignhead (pub).
Terrain
A climb of 80m / 250 feet and eight stiles. Part of the estuary-side of the Templer Way is tidal and cannot be walked at high tide. Aim to walk this part of the route within two hours of low tide (see local press or visit www.teignestuary.org). Beware of deep mud and keep to the top edge of the foreshore.
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Interesting information

The walk passes Newton Abbot quay which until the 19th century, was the main means of getting goods to and from the town. Further along is Aller Brook, a nature reserve which forms a green wedge into Newton Abbot. The riverside path along the Templer Way is flanked by reed beds which form a valuable habitat for local wildlife.

Coombe Cellars Inn was renowned for smuggling in the early 19th century, its remote location at the time making it ideal. Part of the estuary-side of the Templer Way is tidal and cannot be walked at high tide. Aim to walk this part of the route within two hours of low tide (see local press or visit www.teignestuary.org). Beware of deep mud and keep to the top edge of the foreshore.

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