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Hackney Marshes Local Nature Reserve

Hackney Marshes LNR comprises meadows, ponds and streams on the edge of Kingsteignton.

Site Description

Hackney Marshes LNR is low-lying area of flood meadows at the head of the Teign Estuary by Kingsteignton. The rich mosaic of marshy meadows, swaying grassland, rustling reedbeds and tranquil ponds makes Hackney home to a host of special plants and animals and a fascinating place to visit at any time of year. A network of level paths enables you to explore these seasonal flood meadows, which are surrounded by mature hedgerows, a small ornamental woodland and an old orchard.


Hackney Marshes LNR is low-lying area of flood meadows at the head of the Teign Estuary by Kingsteignton. The rich mosaic of marshy meadows, swaying grassland, rustling reedbeds and tranquil ponds makes Hackney home to a host of special plants and animals and a fascinating place to visit at any time of year. A network of level paths enables you to explore these seasonal flood meadows, which are surrounded by mature hedgerows, a small ornamental woodland and an old orchard.

Facilities

* Free parking - with a small car park at the northern end of the site
* Public transport nearby
* Bicycle racks in the car park
* A network of level surfaced paths and ramped bridges suitable for wheelchairs, electric buggies and push chairs
* Picnic benches and seats
* Dog bins
* Interpretation signs
* Site leaflet - download the leaflet or ask the Rangers for a paper copy

Location and Access

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Hackney Marshes, located between Greenhill Way, the Kingsteignton Bypass and the head of the Teign Estuary, are within easy reach from Kingsteignton by foot and Newton Abbot by car. The site is only a short drive from the A380, the main Exeter to Torquay road.

Turn off Greenhill Way, Kingsteignton to park in the small car park at the north end of the site. There are also pedestrian access points from Greenhills Park housing estate and from Hackney Lane beside the Water Board's premises. A public footpath runs from old Kingsteignton though the Marshes and on down past the ruined hamlet of Hackney to the Passage House Inn and estuary shore.

Grid Ref: SX872726
Red dot = Main entrance