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Seaton Valley Countryside Park

Age group: 6+

Location: SOUTH Cornwall

 

Contact: Seaton, nr Downderry

TEL: n/a

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Seaton Valley Countryside Park is the newest of Cornwall's four Country Parks. It is situated in the Seaton valley between the villages of Seaton and Hessenford. It includes two Local Nature Reserves, Seaton Valley North and Seaton Valley South.

 

The park is sited on a derelict caravan park and was formally opened in 1998. Today, the park is owned and managed by Cornwall Council. It covers over 50 hectares, including a sensory garden, ponds, cycleways and footpaths, with disabled access on the main footpath and to the garden. In 2005, the park became the first one in Cornwall to win a Green Flag Award. The prestigious Green Flag Award is similar to the Blue Flag Award for clean and well maintained beaches and recognises the best green spaces in the country.

 

The route begins beside the parking facilities and takes you on a tour around the park, which also includes a riverside stretch along the River Seaton, and a coastal stroll by Seaton beach. There is also a sensory garden and a nature reserve with otters, kingfishers, dormice and butterflies.

 

The park provides a flat path of over a mile in length which winds its way through the valley bottom with ponds, woodlands, and picnic areas. To the south, the path leads to a beach and to the north a longer path leads through woodland and onto Hessenford.

 

Seaton Valley Park contains semi-ancient woodland, ponds, rough grassland, wet grassland, and a river corridor.  popular with visitors and is also home to wildlife such as otters, kingfishers, dormice and fritillary butterflies.

 

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