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Teign School is an 11–18 academy school located in Kingsteignton, a small town to the north of Newton Abbot. The original 1936 building has been expanded upon substantially and numerous additional buildings have been constructed within the grounds. The school has entry level at Year 7.[1] The school also has a sixth form centre. In 2004 it was awarded specialist Science status[2] by the Specialist Schools Trust.

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Angling is a potentially a dangerous activity and the upper Teign is by its very nature a hazardous environment for anglers. You should, therefore, take appropriate steps to safeguard yourself and other users. Please read the SAFETY page on this web site before fishing.

Visit us and discover the fascinating history of Teignmouth and Shaldon, from a mysterious shipwreck and the amazing story of naval hero Admiral Pellew, to local band Muse. A great day out… there’s something for everyone in our fantastic family-friendly museum.

MAJOR HAZARDS/ FALLS: There is a metal bridge just below the put-in which trails steel wire and would be a hazard in flood. Plenty of low trees to avoid. In October 2002, there was a tree right across the river half a mile below Fingle Bridge.

We paddled this after a night with some heavy rain, during which the Dart had risen from 4 on the gauge to 5. It was medium-low; the weir at the takeout bridge was rocky but paddleable on river right.

If you followed Fishermans Path you must ascend and descend the base of Sharp Tor. Please take care.

High water would be fun, but care would have to be taken regarding low tree branches.

This section finishes at Steps Bridge at SX 804883. Take out directly below the bridge on river right and walk up a path to the road. There is a decent car park a hundred yards up the hill from here.

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The river-name 'Teign' is first attested in an Anglo-Saxon charter of 739, where it appears as Teng. The name is pre-Roman, related to the Welsh taen meaning 'sprinkling', and means simply 'stream'.[1]

Fishing on the Upper Teign - Fallen Tree Pool 

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Another possible takeouts are Fingle Bridge SX743899 or Clifford Bridge, SX 782898.

The student body is divided into four houses, represented by different animal names. Each student is sorted into one of these houses upon entry into the school. The four houses are named after four animals and are:

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the last or upper work was done in the sixteenth century, and that the red bridge had been built on the salt marsh in the thirteenth century; since which time there has been an accumulation of soil to the depth of ten feet. He supposes the wooden bridge to be old as the Conquest, and the white stone bridge to have been Roman work.[4]

Dogs welcome on leads throughout the countryside and informal garden areas of Castle Drogo.

The letter assured parents that the risk was low and Dr Sarah Harrison (deputy director at PHE in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset) said that the illness was 'difficult to catch'.[5] Despite this, 94 of the 300 pupils and staff came back with a positive result.[6]

The return; from the end of the suspension bridge turn left and then right, following signs for Castle Drogo and the Two Moors Way. Follow this route until it joins a tarmac drive near Gibb House and Coombe. Follow the drive uphill.

On March 25, 2015, the headteacher Mark Woodlock sent a letter to students and parents explaining that 'a student in Year 10 at Teign School has been diagnosed with Tuberculosis (TB).'[4] The headteacher informed parents and students that the school had contacted Public Health England and the relevant action would be taken to ensure students were safe.

Many students are currently undergoing treatment and are said to have a latent, non-infectious Tuberculosis which can be treated with a three to six-month course of antibiotics. Teign School are keen to reassure parents that the risk is low and the disease is treatable.

The houses compete against each other in academic and sporting disciplines, each contributing towards house points. The house with maximum points is declared the House of the Year and is presented with medals for everyone inside the winning house.[3]


The Iron Bridge; if you followed Foresters track you need to climb a stone stile over the Deer Park wall and cross the suspension bridge - look downstream as you cross to see Drogo Weir. At the other side of the bridge, you rejoin Fishermans Path.

Perfect for families and anyone interested in astronomy, this easy walk near Castle Drogo is a magical location for both star gazing and wildlife spotting.

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The River Teign plays host to a fine array of wildlife, not least the fish, especially salmon and brown trout. When the river is in spate (high water) and the fish are running, it is a spectacular sight to see them jumping up the weirs below Drogo and near Fingle bridge in search of their spawning areas. This mostly happens in September and October after heavy rain.

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Explore the history of Teignmouth and Shaldon

Cross the 13th-century packhorse bridge and turn right, for a less challenging alternative route, avoiding sections of steep steps.

Come and fish for brown trout, sea trout and salmon on the upper reaches of the River Teign in the Dartmoor National Park. The Upper Teign Fishing Association offers many miles of fishing on a wonderful variety of river – from the boulder-strewn water around Fingle Bridge and Castle Drogo to Chagford.

Castle Drogo main car park, Drewsteignton, grid ref: SX725902

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The school's headteacher has provided statements to the local media about the issue but is likely to not give an interview.

Since 1827 the lowest road crossing has been Shaldon Bridge that now carries the A379 near the mouth of the estuary. A passenger ferry between Teignmouth and Shaldon operates a little lower down.

The river has been kayaked at least from Leigh Bridge (the confluence of the North and South Teign) at SX68358765 to Steps Bridge at SX80438835,[7] rated as grade 2 to 3. There is also a single high-grade, very technical drop.

A meeting with the school's headteacher and Public Health England was said to take place in September to discuss the matter further. However, there has since been no information about this.

The letter went on to explain that two former Teign School pupils (in Year 11 during the 2013/14 academic year) had also been infected and the school would be screening Year 10 and 12 pupils, along with teachers, to check that TB bacteria had not been spread.

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