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9. Orley Common

Orley Common is a fragile site of great value for its wildlife, geology and historical interest. Because it has fairly undisturbed ancient grassland and ancient woodland, it is very species-rich, with County and national rarities. It is particularly important to local people for quiet recreation. and there are some excellent views from the highest point. The area is an 'ownerless' Common, but is protected and managed by Teignbridge District Council.


  • free parking - there is a small car park with a height restriction of 2 metres
  • public transport nearby
  • informative signs
  • dog bins
  • bench seats

Location and access

Orley Common is half a mile west of Ipplepen on the road to Torbryan. Many local people walk to the Common and it can be reached by bus and by car from the A381 Newton Abbot/Totnes road. There are many sloping tracks and paths that give access around the Common. The paths are quite steep and uneven in places.