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Aller Brook
LNR Type: Rural
County: Devon
Natural England
Regional Team:
South West
Year of Declaration: 2002
Declaring Authority: Teignbridge District Council
Area (Ha): Click here to open the site map (new window). Once displayed, click on the site to see area and other details.
Grid Reference: TQ12 2SL
Location: Newton Abbot. TQ12 4PH
Owned by: Teignbridge District Council
Managed by: Teignbridge Rangers
Link to site map: Click here to open the site map from the MAGIC web site.
How to get there: Access from Penn Inn and Brunel Industrial Estate, or over Buckland A380 footbridge
Visitor facilities: The foot path on the industrial estate side of the brook is level and well surfaced, so suitable for buggies and wheelchairs.
Cycle path.
What to see: Aller Brook has a mosaic of very varied habitats, which together support a very wide range of flora and fauna. The site is dominated by a patchwork of flowery grassland and scrub with other habitats including reedbeds and the river itself. Many species of flowering plants have been recorded, including a large Bee Orchid colony, a scarce plant in Teignbridge District. Aller Brook is very closely linked with the Teign Estuary and is used as a green corridor by many different species of wildlife. These include a wide range of butterflies, grasshoppers and dragonflies. Kingfishers and otters have also been spotted here.
Contacts for further information and how to get involved: Teignbridge DC
Tel: 01626 361101
or try
Audrey Compton
Website address and other links:
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