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Dawlish Countryside Park a new haven for Devon's wildlife
Views from Dawlish Countryside Park's Owl
1 hour walks
Point of Interest

Dawlish Countryside Park

Dawlish Countryside Park,opened in September 2017,offers the walker a unique opportunity to enjoy Devon's native wildlife ,flowers and grasses.

The views of Haldon,the Obelisk and Mamhead House are quite spectacular.

There are two trails,Red and Yellow,running through a wild countryside of hilly fields and hedges with various surprises to entice the visitor.

Chances are you will be tempted to revisit the park and see it transform and mature throughout the seasons.

How to get there

From Dawlish take the A379 to Exeter. Cross the roundabout near Sainsbury's then take the second turning on your right.

Dawlish Countryside Park

Walk 1 Red Trail (1.4 miles)


This is a delightful short walk following the well signed red trail; it includes one climb and a descent.

A From the car park,go through a gate then turn left and climb steadily to Eastdon Woods.

B The path runs through 2 hedges. After second hedge turn left - this bit is somewhat steep.

At the top turn right and follow path along wood until you reach a beautifully carved wooden owl.

Watchful Owl

C From here you can enjoy spectacular views of Haldon ,the obelisk (looking like a white chimney sticking out of the woods),and Mamhead House,a fawny coloured Georgian mansion.

Stand behind the owl and peep through its head - on a clear day you should be able to see rocks jutting into the sea.

Continue along this path and descend to the bottom of the field.

D Take a left turn and follow the path along the edge of the park back to the car park.

Allow at least 50 minutes

Walk 2 to the coast or Dawlish Warren (3.6 miles)


This pleasant walk uses footpaths,cycle paths and country lanes .

You descend steadily towards the coast; at the end of Shutteron lane turn right for Dawlish Warren village (possibly for some refreshments?) or left to continue the walk.

Follow a new cycle path for half a mile then turn left into Orchard Lane.

After a steady climb you join another lane on your right .

Continue left ,then soon you notice a gate with a small owl taking you back into the countryside park.

Go through gate then follow path skirting the woods on left towards the 'owl'.

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Walk 3 More Dawlish walks (2.5 miles)

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Walk 1

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Walk 2

 Walks near Dawlish Countryside Park:
Two pleasant walks from this picture postcard village.
This very pleasant and easy walk takes you through the outskirts of Powderham estate into a tranquil and fauna rich part of Devon and past the entrance to Mamhead House.
Two delighful walks around Powderham castle.
 Haldon Obelisk
One of our most popular walks with spectacular views of the Exe estuary.