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Slapton Ley Nature Reserve

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Slapton Ley is a stunning, natural attraction that is very precious to locals and visitors alike... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2018
Dartmouth, United Kingdom
Catch it whilst you can!

Slapton Ley is a national nature reserve. A freshwater lake right next to the sea and it is the sea... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
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Slapton, England
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

Slapton Ley is a stunning, natural attraction that is very precious to locals and visitors alike. The storms of this spring have breached the A379, the road that separates The Ley from Start Bay, from Strete Gate to the Slapton turn, and the road is...More

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Reviewed 22 October 2017

Slapton Ley is a national nature reserve. A freshwater lake right next to the sea and it is the sea that threatens its existence for there have been warnings that if the main A379 is breached by the sea during storms again, they may not...More

Thank Taxwizzard
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Spent a very enjoyable time in the hide identifying some of the birds and walking around the lake with the occasional stop to enjoy the view across the water. Recommended.

Thank thegamesplayer
Reviewed 5 September 2017

I visited slapton sands 31/08/2017 and took time to have a walk to slapton ley , first bird I saw perched by the bridge at the entrance was a female kingfisher and she staid long enough for a few photos. Saw a few warblers ,...More

Thank andrebelg
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We were staying close to Torcross so visited the village several times. The beach there is pebbles, not sand. One day we drove up to Slapton Bridge where you can park for free, and then took the yellow walk along part of the lake and...More

Thank Sianzy
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Having walked down Slapton Sands. We walked back around the reserve. Some lovely colourful butterflies and wild flowers.

Thank FoodieFromDevon
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Nice area with lots of well signposted loops that can start and end at or near a pub. Very clean and lots of pooh bins. Long and short walks. 30 mins to 2 hours approx. A number of viewing huts available should it be wet...More

Thank rwelfare
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

A must for bird watchers, and lovers of nature. Lots of parking nearby, public loos at Memorial car park (and usually ice cream van too). There are different length waymarked trails, all easy to follow. Hides for bird watchers, viewing platforms with info boards for...More

Thank Rachel H
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Stayed at nearby campsite and popped in to reserve to watch birdlife. The reserve is beautifully kept and has a range of trails for most abilities. There are plenty of benches to sit on whilst visiting

Thank tabletennisgraham
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Great place for a quite walk, you are able to see the swans and otters, we went on a wet day so there was not much about.

Thank Enid W
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