Blessed by almost one hundred footpaths in and around the parish Ottery is a walkers’ paradise. From level trips along the banks of the River Otter to paths rising to some nine hundred feet, with views as far as Dartmoor, Ottery has something for everyone. Our Tourist Information Centre has maps, leaflets (including some in several languages) that contain information on where to walk and features of what to see and where to see it.
A superb attraction at Escot Country Park includes yet more paths and countryside features that include a Red Squirrel enclosure where you may receive a friendly welcome from its inhabitants! plus other birds and animals in their natural environment.
A Heritage Trail and a Coleridge-linked path offer yet more exciting ventures into the surrounding countryside.
Flows south to the English Channel. We are lucky to be home to families of both Beavers and Otters
The River Otter
The leat to the River Otter flows to the Tumbling Weir in the park. Many celebrations take place here.
The Land of Canaan Park
The church of St Philip and St James was originally (1838) a chapel in the Parish of Ottery St Mary.