Seaton Tramway named a “get wild” destination

PUBLISHED: 08:16 13 April 2011

A Seaton tram at the Colyton station

A Seaton tram at the Colyton station

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Riverside ride provides unique view of estuary wildlife

SEATON Tramway has been recognised for providing passengers with a unique view of one the westcountry’s finest natural habitats.

The operators’ “passion and care” for the abundant wildlife, flora and fauna along its route beside the Axe Estuary has been rewarded with as special tourist classification.

The company has been named one of only five places of wildlife interest in the county to be promoted as a “Get wild about Devon’ destination”.

Tramway Managing Director Jenny Nunn said: “This is a fantastic accolade which recognises all the hard work we put in to work sensitively alongside nature. We are delighted to receive this boost to our reputation as a conscientious and diligent custodian of this tremendously rich environment.”

Seaton Tramway travels through two nature reserves, giving unrivalled views of the fabulous countryside and rich variety of wading birdlife.

The three-mile route to Colyton is home to more than 50 species of birds and nearly 20 different mammals, reptiles and amphibians, along with more than 80 varieties of plants, trees and shrubs.

Seaton Tramway holds regular bird watching events with knowledgeable and informed leaders and some special events for junior ornithologists, too. The two-hour guided bird watching trips give exclusive access to remote parts of the valley where people are likely to see between 30 and 50 different species of birds. In addition, a special nature “Wet and Wild” weekend is planned for August 20 and 21.


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