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Meeth Quarry Nature Reserve

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A haven for nature, in a peaceful and beautiful part of Devon

We were staying nearby in an airbnb cottage and the owners recommended the quarry. So we went for... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2018
HilaryAC
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
Heaven in Devon

My second visit was this week with my grandson on his bike and my Jack Russell. Must have walked 4... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2017
BerkshireCate
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Berkshire
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23 Aug 2018
“A haven for nature, in a peaceful and beautiful part of Devon”
6 Oct 2017
“Just ok, but could be so much more!”
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Reviewed 23 August 2018

We were staying nearby in an airbnb cottage and the owners recommended the quarry. So we went for a walk in the late afternoon. It was so peaceful and lovely to see how nature has reclaimed the space so well. We saw lots of swifts,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

On a damp afternoon at the beginning of October we were looking for inspiration for somewhere new to go on a family walk with the dog. Discovered this place after googling the Tarka Trail cycle path. We read up on it’s history and it clearly...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 24 June 2017

My second visit was this week with my grandson on his bike and my Jack Russell. Must have walked 4 or 5 miles in search of the lakes but I am confident we will get to them next visit. It is a beautiful and peaceful...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank BerkshireCate
Reviewed 25 May 2017

I'd heard of Meeth and wanted to see it for myself. It's a flooded disused quarry with surrounding woodland, scrub and open areas. Good as it is, particularly for wild flowers, Odonata and some local butterflies, I was left shade disappointed. The "industrial archaeology" can't...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Lovely hidden gem near Hatherleigh, Devon. Walked around the site, and sat by one of the lakes, watching water fowl. Made use of the new hide, but the path leading to it, is not yet finished and so you need wellies or stout boots, as...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Mary496
Reviewed 17 June 2016

Word of mouth took us to Meeth Quarry on a rather changeable Sunday afternoon. Not really well advertised, we didn't know what to expect and after finding the road to the car park & were a little apprehensive when there were only 2 other cars...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

A lovely area that is well hidden and peaceful. Great place to walk the dog with stunning scenery and plenty of wildlife.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Nikki A
Reviewed 24 January 2016

this new quarry has been opened up to the public. Devon wildlife have done a fantastic job of managing the site, good access by road or from the Tarka trail. constant improvements are being made to protect the local enviroment Refreshemnts available in the Bull...More

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank devoncider
Reviewed 24 August 2015

We visited here yesterday in the rain but it was great fun for all ages.The grandaughters cycled round whist we walked.Free huge parking,good all round Well done Devon wildlife trust

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Sheila N
Reviewed 23 November 2014

Interesting visit whilst cycling the Tarka Trail. Lots to see even in November. Liked the lakes, didn't like all the debris on the cycle path where they had been cutting the trees.

Date of experience: November 2014
1  Thank quest_devon
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