Daisies growing in a field at Teigngrace

Teigngrace Meadow. Photo, Andrew Taylor

A fascinating 'new' landscape created from the diggings of nearby clay quarries. Birds, butterflies and wildflowers jostle for room amongst its meadowland and steep-sided slopes.

Location

On the Stover Trail, 2 miles south from Bovey Tracey
TQ12 6RG

OS Map Reference

SX838763
A static map of Teigngrace Meadow

Know before you go

Size
33 hectares

Grazing animals

Seasonal. Please keep dogs on lead when grazing animals are present.

Walking trails

A series of permissive paths and footpaths allow you to explore the nature reserve. The Stover Trail runs through the site. A pleasant stretch of the River Bovey also flows along one edge.

Access

The Stover Trail provides good access through the nature reserve. Unsurfaced footpaths lead from this into the site. Some sections of these paths are steep.

Dogs

Under effective control

When to visit

Opening times

All day, every day.

Best time to visit

March to October

About the reserve

The Stover Trail traffic-free path runs through the reserve making this a great place to visit by bike, on horseback or on foot.  

This is a fascinating new Devon Wildlife Trust nature reserve. Walk to the top of the hill for wonderful views of Dartmoor and the spectacular industrial landscape of the Bovey Basin.

Contact us

Contact number: 01392 279244

Environmental designation

County Wildlife Site

Location map

Three green winged orchids in a grassy field

Green winged orchid. Photo, Michael Taylor

At present Teigngrace Meadow lacks the signage and visitor information that we like to provide. This will change in the future, but in the meantime you are free to explore its mix of meadows, riverbank and great views.

Wildlife to look out for includes: green-winged orchids, marbled white and dingy skipper butterflies, meadow pipits and skylarks. Walk to the top of the nature reserve's hill for wonderful views of Dartmoor, the Teign estuary and the Bovey Basin.

This nature reserve was formed from nearby clay quarries. Teigngrace is surrounded by the dramatic results of this industry.  

Cycling at Teigngrace Meadow

Photo, Simon Williams

Perfect by horse, by bike or on foot

Head south-east from Bovey Tracey on the multi-use Stover Trail. Having crossed the A38 footbridge, you are in Teigngrace Meadow. Paths into the main body of the reserve are on the right, opposite the cycle stands. The bankside route along the River Bovey starts a bit further on, to the left of the Stover Trail. 

Use Ordnance Survey Explorer Map 110 - Torquay and Dawlish to explore this nature reserve. 

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Viridor Credits are supporting improvements for wildlife at Teigngrace Meadow nature reserve

In August 2018 we began practical improvements to Teigngrace Meadows nature reserve, opening up more areas to encourage the spread of wildflowers. This work has been generously supported by Viridor Credits Environmental Company.  

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Access and conservation improvements at Teigngrace Meadow have been generously supported by Biffa Award.

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