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Canonteign Falls

2 miles (2.5 km)

This country park in Dartmoor consists of woodland trails, beautiful lakes and the stunning Canonteign Falls.
The walk takes you through a beautiful wooded valley with babbling streams, tumbling waterfalls and pretty wooden bridges. The paths lead you to the spectacular 220 feet (70m) high Canonteign Falls which is one of the highest in England. Other features in the park include a Victorian Fern Garden and a Secret Garden, 7 tranquil lakes and a children's play area with a 30m zip wire.
The park is great for wildlife with a variety of birds in the woodland and black swans on the lakes. Canonteign Falls is located just to the north of Bovey Tracey, not far from Exeter.
If you'd like to continue your walking in the area then you could head to the nearby Trenchford and Tottiford Reservoirs for a lovely waterside trail. Also nearby is Kennick Reservoir where there's more peaceful footpaths to try.


EX6 7RH - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Canonteign Falls OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

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The Bell Inn in Bovey Tracey is a great option for some refreshments. The friendly, cosy pub has a good menu and a very fine garden area to relax in on warmer days. You can find it at Town Hall Place with postcode TQ13 9AA for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The park is very dog friendly and the wooded trails are ideal for walking your pet. You're bound to run into other owners on your visit. You'll find more excellent dog walks in the nearby Haldon Forest too.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

A few miles north east of the park you'll find the expansive Haldon Forest Park. There's miles of waymarked walking trails and mountain biking trails to be found here. The site includes the popular Mamhead Sensory Trail where you can enjoy some fine views over the Exe Estuary. At the northern end of the forest you will find Haldon Belvedere (Lawrence Castle). The site is used as wedding venue but is also open to the public on certain days. The fine looking castle dates from 1788 and is surrounded by some the lovely grounds and gardens. See the Doddiscombsleigh Walk for more details.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Dartmoor Walks and Devon Walks pages.


Top of Canonteign Falls - - 729571

Top of Canonteign Falls. Looking east, these falls heading for the River Teign. Taken in the lush green summer of 2007.

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Wild deer near Canonteign falls In Canonteign park grounds.

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Pretty water lillies lake beneath the falls at Canonteign country park. Canonteign falls are the highest in England, although they were built artificially in the 1880s as a scenic feature in the grounds of Canonteign House.

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Canonteign Falls. The upper part of canonteign falls

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Wonderful view from one of the high points to the west of the park.

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Path up the Hill and through the woods.

Large lake at Canonteign Falls country rstate - - 4126275

Large lily lake with ducks on the eastern side.

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Picnic area near the lake.


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