Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Contact details

Opening hours

Great Plantation offers 24 hour access, 365 days a year.

How to find us

How to find us
Belle Vue, Templer Way , Newton Abbot
Sat Nav Postcode: TQ12 6HL
OS Grid Ref

50.569664468383, -3.6771154403687

Parking and prices

Limited parking is available in the Belle Vue car park. There are no parking charges at Great Plantation.

Additional information

Number of accessible parking spaces: 0

There are no designated accessible parking spaces at this forest, have you seen our Easy Access trails page?

Contact details

Landline Number
0300 067 4800

Grab your walking boots and have a stroll along the historic Templer Way trail at Great Plantation

Once part of the Stover Estate, Great Plantation is located just north of the market town of Newton Abbot in the heart of South Devon.

Come and explore this mixed woodland which is home to roe deer, woodland birds and the rare pearl-bordered fritillary butterfly. 

Things to do

Walking is the perfect way to get some fresh air and explore some of the area's most beautiful landscapes. 

Section 3 of the Templer Way, a 16 mile waymarked route for walkers linking Haytor on Dartmoor to the seaport of Teignmouth, passes through Great Plantation. 

The Great Plantation Loop is a 7 mile waymarked loop that forms part of the Templer Way trail. The loop starts at Devon County Council’s Stover Country Park and passes through Great Plantation on grassy paths. 

Nearby forests

Ancient forest on steep hillside

Set in the idyllic hills of Dartmoor National Park just north of Newton Abbot, Canonteign Forest is home to some challenging hikes and stunning natural scenery. 

Walk alongside the Beadon Brook valley and take in the tranquility of the stream-side woodland.

Horse riding on gravel tracks

The woods are a world of new adventure for everyone, so visit Harcombe and see what you discover. 

Sunlight shining through woodland scenery

Take in the views over Exmouth at Kenton Common, part of Haldon Forest, south of Exeter.

The nearby village of Kenton boasts a beautiful 14th century church, built in the traditional Devonian style. Go for a woodland walk at Kenton Common and nip into the village for a bite to eat at the pub, and admire the historic church. Treat your four legged friend to their own adventure and bring them along for the fun as well! 

Family walking on gravel path through forest

With a variety of trees, beautiful scenery and gravel paths, Dawlish Waterworks provides the perfect setting for a day in the great outdoors. Keep your eyes and ears sharp as there are lots of opportunities for nature watching.  

Extend your forest adventure at the nearby Mamhead and Haldon Forest Park!

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