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“A bit of a hike on level ground”

Trinity Hill Local Nature Reserve
Ranked #10 of 17 things to do in Axminster
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Owner description: Trinity Hill Local Nature Reserve is a natural oasis in the midst of conifer plantations. Trinity Hill is a substantial area of lowland heath in the east of the district. From the car park a network of footpaths allow easy exploration of this beautiful nature reserve which extends either side of Trinity Hill Rd. To the west, Trinity Hill has breathtaking views across the Axe Valley.
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Walk-wise, if you follow the whole route, Trinity Hill is a 2 to 2.5 kilometer ramble that actually constitutes an elongated, bent oval circuit that points more or less southeast. It's on the top of a hill, so you are hardly climbing up and down at all. After a short straight stretch of all-weather track through woodland from the car park there is an opportunity to continue either clockwise or anti-clockwise as the mood takes you. Either way don't go through the big gate at the far end of the oval - you will finish up in Uplyme. It takes a good three quarters of an hour and more to get round comfortably, and you pass through an interesting assortment of heath, coniferous and broadleaf woodland. In part it is 'robust wheel-chair' friendly, but it can get pretty muddy in parts. Wear suitable kit. There are no loos. Yes, it is a popular dog-walking circuit, and you do sometimes need to watch where you are treading. If you are a dog-owner, there is one important caveat, Going clockwise, more or less where the track does a first right hand bend (check the OS map) the contours come together, which means that there is a severe precipitous drop on your left, which is un-fenced. The only other flip-side, apart from the hazard of intermittent dog-poo, is that the small roadside car park can become busy at certain times. There is, however, another larger carpark a little way back towards the A35.

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Reviewed 12 April 2017

There is only one downside to the area and that is caused by the numerous dog walkers who have left excrement on footpaths and car parking areas - if you have children with you they need to be extremely careful! The walks through the woods and grass areas are lovely. We spotted a couple of deer at dusk and there were many birds singing around us. Wild flowers abound. There are information boards that help with knowing the area. It costs nothing to park and walk - a really lovely area of countryside.

Thank theresalwaysone
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

brilliant walk for dog lovers ,we walk there every day lots of birds ,the track is good enough for my husband to use his disabled buggy and to walk with his crutches . how ever it dose get wet and muddy in the winter months,
but it is a good all year round walk ,

Thank Christine V
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Reviewed 14 October 2016

On top of the world along Trinity Hill walking along the trails amongst the gorse is just a gret way to chill out for a half hour or so.

Thank Steve H
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

We found these woods by mistake but as they are run and managed by the forestry commission decided to stop and have a walk. The paths are wide and could be used for walking and cycling as well as dog walking. Little signage but we managed to do a lovely circular walk - overall a lovely little spot.

Thank MrsHutchy06
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EDDC-Countryside, Public Relations Manager at Trinity Hill Local Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2016

Thanks for letting us know your feedback, I'm glad you enjoyed your visit which you stumbled upon!

The woodland is managed by the Forestry Commission and the heathland by East Devon District Council Countryside service.

Elle

Information and Events Officer

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