Tarka Trail

Visiting

Halsdon Nature Reserve

Waymarked walks weave down through woodland leading you to the banks and water meadows of the River Torridge.

Waymarked walks lead to the banks of the River Torridge.

Waymarked walks weave down through woodland leading you to the banks and water meadows of the River Torridge. Along the way the sounds of birdsong give way to the rush of the river. In summer the Torridge is the place to see sand martins and kingfishers. In winter look for ducks including goosanders as they dive beneath the water’s surface to catch fish.

All year round you have a chance of seeing otters – a riverside wildlife hide is the place to go and try your luck. In autumn and winter search for fungi on the woodland floor and the branches of trees. Above your head listen for the calls of long-tailed tits and tawny owls, while great spotted woodpeckers hammer out their territorial signals.

The Explore Devon website has a walk around Halsdon

Devon Wildlife Trust has a page on the Halsdon Nature Reserve

Here is a link to a PDF guide and walk produced by Devon Wildlife Trust: Download PDF

Halsdon Nature Reserve