Newton Abbot

woods, streams & rolling hills
Newton Abbot
1 hour walks
Walk 1 (5 m)Walk 2 (5.3 m)Walk 3 (4.1 m)Walk 4 (3.4 m)
Locksbridge Tea GardenAround Newton AbbotCoffinswellCoombe Cellars Pub

The region around Newton Abbot has plenty of woods, streams and well defined footpaths for your family and dog to enjoy an exciting and varied walk.

  • The name refers to a 'new farm' built by the monks of Tor Abbey, Torquay.
Point of Interest Templer Way
parkingdepends on walk, see below
parkingPostcode:TQ12 2BA


Walk 1 to Locksbridge Tea Garden (5 miles)


River Teign

A delightful circular tea-shop walk along large sections of the Templer Way.

  • The route is mainly flat and the paths are generally wide making it an easy walk.
  • Locksbridge Tea Garden is located near Teigngrace (TQ12 6QP).
  • Do check for opening hours.
crane near restored lock
  • The route without stopping should take 2.5 hours so allow at least 4 hours when parking at Pay & Display Car Park.
parking:Cricket Field Road Car Park
Charges apply.
parkingPostcode:TQ12 2BA

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Walk 2 Newton Abbot and surroundings (5.3 miles)


River Lemon

This popular but quite strenuous 5 mile hike includes several steep ascents and descents.

It runs through Newton Abbot's town centre to 2 idyllically situated old churches ( Wolborough & High Week). It follows part of the river Lemon valley and joins the Templer Way at the end.

Views of Newton Abbot and the Teign Valley are breathtaking.

busy crossingSeveral busy roads have to be crossed.
parking:South Rd
parkingPostcode:TQ12 1HQ

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 Walks near Newton Abbot
 Stover Park
Enjoy easy family walks through this beautiful park.
A charming town with many Georgian buildings inspired by John Nash and three pubs
Pub walks through attractive countryside
 Passage House Inn
A great pub walk to a famous pub, the Passage House Inn, where once the river Teign could be crossed on foot.
 Coombe Cellars
A popular walk to Coombe Cellars on the river Teign, where smugglers used to meet.

Walk 3 Pubwalk to Coffinswell (4.1 miles)



Where to Eat?
The Linny, Coffinswell

A great pub walk to Coffinswell.

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Walk 3

Walk 4 Pubwalk to Coombe Cellars (3.4 miles)


Coombe Cellars
Where to Eat?
Coombe Cellars

An equally unmissable walk to Coombe Cellars

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Walk 4