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Efford Valley

Facilities and Visitor Information

Opening times

Open 24 hours a day and free to use


Natural play activity trail in the woodland area

Access & Seating

Majority of paths are well-surfaced and allow access to pram and wheelchair users

Several other paths which climb steeply up the sides of the valley through the woodland include steps and are less well surfaced

Seating throughout the valley

Travel and directions

50m from Torridge Way shops (Efford)

Accessible using public transport with bus stops along Torridge Way, Blandford Road and Pike Road

  • Parking available on adjacent road (no official car park)

Efford Valley is a good sized greenspace (nine hectares, that's about nine football fields!), looking over to the River Plym and Saltram, in the heart of the community of Efford. It's a great space for all ages, with good quality paths, natural play features, benches and a woodland classroom seating area. Sited in a valley means there are hills to walk up, but the views really make up for it!

It's also great for nature - home to a wide variety of habitats including woodland, wildflower meadows, an orchard and marshlands. Between 2008 to 2010, the site was the focus of improvements including woodland thinning, path improvements, play improvements and interpretation.

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