4/5 - This route has gravel paths throughout without any styles, making the walk very accessible. Difficulty - Easy
Here is a walk bursting with fantastic local wildlife! You will at at least see signs of beavers and otters, or if you come at the right time you may even get a proper look. Please keep dogs on leads.
- The walk begins in the village of Otterton, where there is roadside parking. Cross the road bridge ahead and join the footpath on the far-left side.
- Follow this footpath beside the river, and look out for signs of the resident beavers and otters.
- After around half an hour you will meet a road.
- If you have time, take a moment to enjoy looking at the Lower Otter Restoration Project (LORP). They have signage here explaining their brilliant project, and you can look across their restoration site from here which is already providing refuge to many wildfowl and waders.
- To continue the walk, turn left over the bridge and turn left again down a track on the other side of the river.
- Loop back towards Otterton and listen/look out for birds along the way such as kingfisher, sedge warbler and green woodpecker.
- Once back in Otterton follow the road and bare left, back to the roadside parking.
*Please note, this walk can be extended by continuing along the River Otter’s meandering Estuary, then joining the coast path and looping back to Otterton.