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Halsdon Nature Reserve

#1 of 2 things to do in Dolton Features Animals
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Beautiful day out

We had a lovely day in the Halsdon woods during our summer holliday. It is fairly easy to find... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2016
Oslo, Norway
via mobile
Really lovely and varied walk

We really enjoyed our two our walk in this beautiful countryside reserve area that goes in part... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2016
Alnwick, United Kingdom
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“lovely walk” (2 reviews)
“torridge” (3 reviews)
“kingfisher” (2 reviews)
Dolton, England
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Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely day in the Halsdon woods during our summer holliday. It is fairly easy to find parking near one of the entrances to the reserve. Walk along the river Torridge and enjoy this peacefull place on earth.

Thank Travelghosh
Reviewed 23 July 2016

We really enjoyed our two our walk in this beautiful countryside reserve area that goes in part along the banks of the Torridge, in part through woodland and in part in open fields. It is strenuous uphill walking in places but there are ample flat...More

Thank profjoypc
Reviewed 6 May 2016

A delightful walk (about 5.5km) around this special wildlife wooded valley along the river Torridge - if you're lucky you might see otter, kingfisher, sandmartins - we weren't quite that lucky but did see an amazing array of woodland flowers, large red damselfly, heron, grey...More

Thank beermill
Reviewed 20 April 2016

great walk, river views, woodland, hills, beautiful and peaceful, a bit muddy for the time of year we went but with good boots/shoes you will be ok. lots of bluebells and spring flowers. Would be great for bird watchers too

Thank Catherine F
Reviewed 8 April 2016

We had a lovely walk however there has been a bit of a landslide and part of the route is closed -still we walked quite strenuously up hill for over an hour.

Thank Sam S
Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

Down the bottom of a hill and by a small stream, this is a very picturesque spot for a walk with the dogs or friends/family. The path is well marked and there are options for all types of rambler. The only downsides are that there...More

Thank Whizzy1230
Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

Stumbled across this very pleasant and quiet reserve. Pack up a lunch to eat whilst waiting for wildlife in its purpose built hide. If you're very lucky you will see otters. A very enjoyable way to spend a morning or afternoon.

Thank noel B
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Several walks available following the river and Tarka trail. There is a hide in the reserve that is open for use by everyone, there are log and reference books there as well.

Thank euroanchor
Reviewed 26 January 2015

i thought that the nature reserve was a lovely place to visit. I visited it with my boyfriend and we had an excellent time. would definitely go again.

Thank Toni D
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Can you take dogs on the walks
19 September 2015|
Response from euroanchor | Reviewed this property |
Yes, as far as I know. Notice boards at the entrance will give you better details.