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10. Pottery Pond

Pottery Pond is just off Pottery Road, Bovey Tracey. The entrance to the site is just a few yards west of Kiln Road. The pond was constructed in the eighteenth century as a holding reservoir for the water supply that powered machinery in the Bovey Tracey potteries. It is now a small and peaceful tree-fringed wildlife haven. A level public footpath provides access along the eastern bank and pleasant views of this green oasis. There is a ramped boardwalk suitable for pond dipping and benches at various points overlooking the pond. Kingfishers, mallards, coot, moorhen, and various dragonflies are often seen here. Pottery Pond is a popular site for local people feeding the wildfowl, watching the wildlife and stopping off to enjoy the peace and quiet of the site.