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Spring comes to Exeter's Valley Parks

Published: 5 March 2020

Primroses in Mincinglake Valley Park

Exeter’s Valley Parks are starting to show signs that spring is upon us, despite the wet weather.

Spring flowers are starting to bloom and green shoots appear on trees and shrubs.

In Mincinglake Valley Park, a wildlife haven, spring colours are very much in evidence.

Exeter City Council has six Valley Parks that are managed by Devon Wildlife Trust

The Valley Parks are the perfect place to unwind with a leisurely stroll, wildlife ramble, jog or cycle.

Last year the Council passed the management of the Parks over to Devon Wildlife Trust and in doing so, safeguarded the future of the city’s green lungs.

The partnership will help improve the management of the parks for wildlife as well as improving and increasing public access so that more people can enjoy these beautiful spaces.

Exeter City Council values highly its open green spaces. In the last two years, the City Council has increased the size of its green spaces by buying up 13 acres of privately owned land within the Valley Parks for people to enjoy.

Getting out in the countryside has been proven to benefit mental health and the City Council is leading the way in social prescribing.

The six Valley parks are:

  • Ludwell
  • Mincinglake
  • Riverside
  • Barley
  • Whitycombe
  • Duryard & Belvidere

To find out more go to the Devon Wildlife Trust website 

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