GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Decoy Country Park

3 miles (4.5 km)

This is a short walk around the delightful Decoy Country Park in Newton Abbot, Devon. You will pass around the lake and then onto a series of peaceful woodland trails before returning to the start point at the car park. The park includes a Wildlife Discovery Centre, Nature Reserve and a watersports centre. It's located just to the south of the town centre and not far from the train station.
To continue your walking in the town try our Newton Abbot Walk. This takes you north from the town along the Stover Canal, leading you to the lovely Stover Country Park.

Postcode

TQ12 1EB - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Decoy Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Decoy Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

There's an on site kiosk where you can pick up drinks, snacks and light bites.

Dog Walking

The woodland and parkland trails are perfect for dog walking so you'll probably see other owners on your visit.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

One nice idea is to head north and pick up the River Teign Walk. You could follow this riverside path east towards Shaldon on the coast and then visit the lovely Labrador Bay RSPB reserve.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Devon Walks page.

Photos

Decoy Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 1358474

A view to the south across the water sports landing area towards some of the surrounding woodland. Once a clay quarry, Decoy Country Park provides a children's play area, water sports lake, and deciduous woodland trails.

Beech woodland west of Decoy Lake - geograph.org.uk - 800366

Beech woodland west of Decoy Lake. These beeches are close to the western edge of the woodland.

Pond near Decoy Lake - geograph.org.uk - 800353

Pond near Decoy Lake. Iris sprouting out of a swampy area of the woodland west of the lake.

Decoy Lake - geograph.org.uk - 122779

Decoy Lake

Blackball Plantation - geograph.org.uk - 1612794

Blackball Plantation. Seen from Newton Abbot Footpath 1. On the southern side of the park.

Nuthatch at Decoy Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 720546

Nuthatch at the park. Looking from bird viewing area where this nuthatch is burying a peanut for later into the clay soil. The country Park used to be a ball clay area helping to produce the finest porceline. The ponds being the pits left behind after clay extraction.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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