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Hackney Marshes Nature Reserve, Devon


  • Located in Kingsteignton, Devon, South West England, England
  • Hackney Marshes is a local nature reserve at the head of the Teign Estuary by Newton Abbot Racecourse. Kingsteignton is to the north and Newton Abbot is to the south west
  • Whilst the reedbeds are particularly impressive, take time to explore the meadows, grassland and pond areas
  • 'The flood defence bank that forms the site's southern boundary stops tidal water coming up into Kingsteignton. As the tide in the estuary rises it pushes closed the one-way flaps in the bank that normally allow the stream water to flow out. Twice a day - during the high tide period - the low lying streams, ponds and meadows act like a giant sponge soaking up and storing the constantly arriving stream water that cannot get out.' It's this water 'that makes Hackney Marshes special'. (Source: information board on site, images provided)
  • There's a small car park off Greenhill Way by one of the entrances to Newton Abbot Racecourse. We've positioned Hackney Marshes Nature Reserve on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location
  • If nature is of interest, in the local area we'd recommend you also visit Dawlish Warren National Nature Reserve, Stover Country Park and Nature Reserve and East Dartmoor Woods and Heaths National Nature Reserve
  • By James Penman

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