Decoy Country Park

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Decoy Country Park provides an opportunity to enjoy formal playing fields and a large children's play area with a water play feature. Other popular amenities include a lake supporting water sports activities and a deciduous woodland with a trim trail incorporated into it.

Decoy was once a clay quarry but now supports a wealth of wildlife, with the main habitats being ponds, streams, fen, wet woodland and heath woodland. Parts of the Country Park are either a County Wildlife Site (CWS) or a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). The Park provides opportunities for quiet countryside recreation such as walking, wildlife watching, duck feeding and picnics, with good wheelchair and pushchair access.  Educational facilities are provided at the Decoy Discovery Centre.


* Lake
* Large play area with water play feature
* BMX race track and dirt jumps
* Sailing/canoeing (private concession - Devon Windsurf & Canoe Centre)
* Fishing
* Sports pitches
* Trim trail
* Woodland walks
* Picnic benches 
* Refreshment kiosk (weekends 10am-4pm) 
* Wildlife Discovery Centre (seasonal) 
* Car park 
* Toilets

Wet Play Area - Opening Period

Open - Early May Bank Holiday
Close - End of September
The wet play opening period may be extended if weather permits

Facilities for Disabled People

* Disabled parking
* Disabled toilet (Radar key)
* The Blue Circular Trail around the lake  -  which is suitable for most wheelchairs, particularly if used in a clockwise direction to avoid the only uphill slope
* A tactile map with Braille text for people with visual handicaps
* An Electric Mobility Scooter - ring 01626 215773 or 01626 215853 to book

Contact Details

Newton Abbot
TQ12 1EB

Telephone: 01626 215773