Mincinglake Valley Park
Know before you go
Clear paths, but with some muddy and steep sections
When to visit
Best time to visitAny time
About the reserve
Mincinglake is one of six Exeter Valley Parks managed by Devon Wildlife Trust.
provides easy access for visitors by car. It is a wonderful location for manageable and pleasant stream side and wooded walks, meadows and parkland. Part of the Valley Park was created from a former waste tip, capped in the 1970s! It also caters for those who enjoy some hillier walks too, with long views towards the estuary.
Did you know, Mincinglake comes from the old English words for ‘Nun’s lake’ a reference to the ‘Greater Polsloe Pond’, a lake created when the St. Katherines Priory nuns dammed the stream in the 12th century?