Ley in Devon is the largest natural lake in south west Britain. It was formed
over 3,000 years ago when this shingle ridge or bar created a natural dam across
a river estuary.
The National Nature Reserve at Slapton Ley is home
to one of our most mysterious watery beasts - the Eel.
We're dipping into some top freshwater habitats - lakes,
lochs and rivers that you should explore this autumn.
- Freshwater areas are great for watching the spectacle
of Salmon leaping in the autumn.
Ley - Visitor Guide
Ley Field Centre, Slapton, Kingsbridge, Devon.
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of Slapton Ley.|
Survey:||OS reference SX821449|
attraction:||Hides on the reserve and
a 2.5 km nature trail.|
kit:||Walking shoes. Binoculars and
scopes for bird watching.|
If you have an interest
in Eels and want to find out more, contact the National Rivers Trust for more
information on how to see them.
Slapton Ley - workshops, research
Badger watching. Starling roost. Trees. Eels.
Bird watching. Starling roost in autumn.
The Slapton Ley Field
Study Centre runs badger watching evenings for members of the public.
nature trail at Slapton Ley.
in local villages. Toilets at the A379 car parks and Torcross.
The car park near Torcross has a hide with disabled access.
Slapton Ley is located next
to the A379, 30 km east of Plymouth, 15 km south of Totnes and 10 km east of Kingsbridge.
The nearest villages are Slapton and Torcross.
Car parking near
the shingle bar and within the reserve.
Nearest train stations: Totnes
Year round - open access.
Centre - contact the centre for specific activities and times.
to the reserve is free but there is a charge for the Badger Watching evenings.
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