The River Otter is definitely on our leader board because it has just so many perfect paddling places! This peach of a spot in Newton Poppleford ticks a lot of 'summer days' boxes. Parking is near to the river and free. There are 2 car parks on Back Lane in Newton Poppleford. One close to … Continue reading Paddle and Play in Poppleford
If you're keen to get everyone out for a walk in the woods but have to take a buggy or wheelchair, check out our tried and tested favourites! 1) Mamhead Trail, Haldon With a free car park and easy, flat, loop walk with fab views and lots of sit down spots, the Mamhead Trail at … Continue reading Woodland Walks for Wheels
The Discovery Trail at Haldon has long been a favourite of ours and has always been popular with many due to its surfaced, reasonably flat paths, great views and play provisions en route. There are wooden musical instruments, benches, viewing platforms, dens and huts, all of which mean little legs can be encouraged to get … Continue reading The Discovery Trail – Haldon
This walk is a winner! I have a little wish list when I'm looking for new walks and it's rare to find one that ticks all the boxes. My ideal requirements are: Free/easy parking Dogs allowed Off road/traffic free Easy to extend or shorten to cater for children A loop/circular route so that you are … Continue reading A sunset saunter around Sowton
The wonderful warm days that we keep having just make me want to get outside and soak it up - and the children immediately want to revisit all our favourite water holes so that they can splash and paddle while it's warm enough. One of our favourite local rivers is the Otter - there are great … Continue reading A Sunny, Splashy Spot – River Otter
It's hard to believe that this time last week we were all desperately seeking shade, buying fans and slathering the children in sun cream. As I write, the sky is grey and sunny evenings in the garden seem a distant memory! Having a dog that needs exercise but can't cope in the warm leads to … Continue reading DevonDaze Diary – the heatwave!