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Guidebook for Heathfield

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Guidebook for Heathfield

Parks & Nature
954 square kilometers of beautiful and wild land. Fantastic scenery, pretty little villages and old churches, wild pony's, great pubs and restaurants and lots of cream tea cafes. Bovey Tracey and Princetown Tourist Information Centres can provide information on where to go and what to do when visiting Dartmoor.
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Dartmoor
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954 square kilometers of beautiful and wild land. Fantastic scenery, pretty little villages and old churches, wild pony's, great pubs and restaurants and lots of cream tea cafes. Bovey Tracey and Princetown Tourist Information Centres can provide information on where to go and what to do when visiting Dartmoor.
A 4.5 mile Bovey Basin Wild Walk links Chudleigh Knighton Heath to Bovey Heathfield and Little Bradley Ponds nature reserves. Little Bradley Ponds is one of Devon's top dragonfly watching spots while at dawn and dusk you may be lucky enough to see nightjars at Bovey Heathfield. Its a great place to spot secretive reptiles too. The Wray Valley cycle trail borders this reserve.
Heathfield
A 4.5 mile Bovey Basin Wild Walk links Chudleigh Knighton Heath to Bovey Heathfield and Little Bradley Ponds nature reserves. Little Bradley Ponds is one of Devon's top dragonfly watching spots while at dawn and dusk you may be lucky enough to see nightjars at Bovey Heathfield. Its a great place to spot secretive reptiles too. The Wray Valley cycle trail borders this reserve.
Stover Country Park contains over 114 acres of woodland, heathland, grassland, lake and marsh and a substantial variety of wildlife. It is a site of special scientific interest meaning it is protected by law to conserve its wildlife and geology. The Park features a Nature Interpretation Centre which is situated near the entrance of the park and consists of a visitor centre, classroom, rangers’ office and public toilets. Additional recreation resources include interpretation boards, aeriel walkway, a bird hide, a car park and picnic areas. There is also a wealth of historical interest. For more information see https://new.devon.gov.uk/stovercountrypark/
Stover Country Park
Stover Country Park contains over 114 acres of woodland, heathland, grassland, lake and marsh and a substantial variety of wildlife. It is a site of special scientific interest meaning it is protected by law to conserve its wildlife and geology. The Park features a Nature Interpretation Centre which is situated near the entrance of the park and consists of a visitor centre, classroom, rangers’ office and public toilets. Additional recreation resources include interpretation boards, aeriel walkway, a bird hide, a car park and picnic areas. There is also a wealth of historical interest. For more information see https://new.devon.gov.uk/stovercountrypark/
The nature reserve surrounding Acorn field is called Chudleigh Knighton Heath and is managed by Devon Wildlife Trust. The reserve is one of the few places where the rare nightjar comes to breed between May and September. They are shy and nest on the ground, so please keep dogs on leads. You can follow a walk known as The Ant Trail which goes into the nearby Chudleigh Knighton Village and around the Nature Reserve. It takes around 45 minutes to complete. A shop and pub can be found in the village. For more information see the DWT site at http://www.devonwildlifetrust.org/reserves/chudleigh-knighton-heath
Chudleigh Knighton
The nature reserve surrounding Acorn field is called Chudleigh Knighton Heath and is managed by Devon Wildlife Trust. The reserve is one of the few places where the rare nightjar comes to breed between May and September. They are shy and nest on the ground, so please keep dogs on leads. You can follow a walk known as The Ant Trail which goes into the nearby Chudleigh Knighton Village and around the Nature Reserve. It takes around 45 minutes to complete. A shop and pub can be found in the village. For more information see the DWT site at http://www.devonwildlifetrust.org/reserves/chudleigh-knighton-heath
Food Scene
Booking is recommended. The Elizabethan Inn is located in a prime farming community this pub benefits greatly from the neighbour’s produce and use as much as possible to give the food its unique depth and richness of flavour. All dishes and desserts are made on the premises using either their own original recipes or great classics that have been used for many years. Delicious food and highly recommended by the hosts.
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The Elizabethan Inn
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Booking is recommended. The Elizabethan Inn is located in a prime farming community this pub benefits greatly from the neighbour’s produce and use as much as possible to give the food its unique depth and richness of flavour. All dishes and desserts are made on the premises using either their own original recipes or great classics that have been used for many years. Delicious food and highly recommended by the hosts.
Sightseeing
Lovely area in the center of Exeter. Why drive? Leave you car at Newton Abbot station and catch a train down the beautiful River Teign, along the sea front to Dawlish Warren and up the River Exe to Central station in Exeter where you can walk to the city center and have a day out. Scenic journey to a historical city.
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Kathedrale St. Peter
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Lovely area in the center of Exeter. Why drive? Leave you car at Newton Abbot station and catch a train down the beautiful River Teign, along the sea front to Dawlish Warren and up the River Exe to Central station in Exeter where you can walk to the city center and have a day out. Scenic journey to a historical city.
Drinks & Nightlife
Walking distance from Acorn Field. Basic grub and good atmosphere in this very old thatched local pub.
Claycutters Arms
Walking distance from Acorn Field. Basic grub and good atmosphere in this very old thatched local pub.
Shopping
If you can't get it at Trago I would be surprised. Lots of budget goods from building materials to clothes, musical instruments, gifts, motoring, luggage, curtains, books, sporting goods etc etc etc
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Trago Mills
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If you can't get it at Trago I would be surprised. Lots of budget goods from building materials to clothes, musical instruments, gifts, motoring, luggage, curtains, books, sporting goods etc etc etc
Essentials
We have several large supermarkets within 4 miles of Acorn Field. Tesco and Lydl are in Kingsteignton. There is a large co-op at Trago Mills and a Sainsburys and Asda at Newton Abbot
Tesco Superstore
We have several large supermarkets within 4 miles of Acorn Field. Tesco and Lydl are in Kingsteignton. There is a large co-op at Trago Mills and a Sainsburys and Asda at Newton Abbot
Everything Else
The House of Marbles is free to enter. Watching the working glassworks on site is just one of many reasons to visit, alongside a variety of interesting museums, marble runs and other fun finds as well as a fully licensed daytime restaurant and lots more. We love to take our family and friends here, and often have to drag them away. It really is a good few hours of fun and offers good food too
House of Marbles
The House of Marbles is free to enter. Watching the working glassworks on site is just one of many reasons to visit, alongside a variety of interesting museums, marble runs and other fun finds as well as a fully licensed daytime restaurant and lots more. We love to take our family and friends here, and often have to drag them away. It really is a good few hours of fun and offers good food too