9.Steps Bridge daffodil walk in the Teign valley

This is an 8.6 mile 14 km circular walk exploring the Teign valley and woodland starting at Steps Bridge. 2033 feet 693m of ascent.

Take the track opposite the main car park, and keep to the right of the hostel. This comes out onto the B3212 again, cross over and descend into the National Trust woodland. Keep to the lowest path and cross the stream, before turning left into Cod Wood. You can follow the path along the bank of the Teign or you can follow the track. Where the track is close to the river, take the left fork that climbs up through the woodland, and follow the main track untill it reaches a small lane. Turn right downhill until you come to a forest track on your left. Follow this as it descends into Halls Cleave. There is a path beside the stream. Continue upstream, but return to the main track when the path runs beside the track, then take a track the climbs steeply up and back on itself on your right, then a sharp left on the next track, and follow this until it comes out on another narrow lane.

Turn left and then right into another forest track running north and downhill, then right at a T junction, and follow this track all the way down into the valley.

Once in the valley you can cross to the river bank and follow it downstream, then back on the track until back to the lane at Clifford Farm.

Cross Clifford Bridge. Turn right at Clifford Cross until the lane turns away from the main valley. Now take the path down through Dunsford Wood. You can either follow the muddy path through the woodland or the surface path further away from the river. You can see the wild daffodils from both paths in early spring.

This path takes you all the way back to Steps Bridge, turn right over the bridge for the car park.

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The River Teign near Steps Bridge

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Walking beside the River Teign

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Wild daffodils in the valley bottom beside the River Teign

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Wild daffodils in the valley bottom beside the River Teign

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Teign woodlands in the sunshine

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Teign woodlands in the sunshine

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