Updated  3rd April 2020

Local Walks
- and some a bit further afield.

A Few Walks around Talaton - leaflet for these including sketch map is available in the Village shop or contact Chris Harwood.

 "Great Walks in East Devon "  and "More Great Walks in East Devon " by Chris Harwood are available in the Village Shop, Whimple Stores and the Curious Otter Bookshop in Ottery St Mary at £6.

 VIRAL WALKS !

In the present bizarre circumstances a few walks starting from the village might be useful. Don't be put off by distances - remember you are doing nearly three miles just plodding around the block ! In the main walks list below there are a few too now marked with a V that start from the village.

 Viral walk 2 - To Escot via Feniton and Back.

Chance of a lifetime - little traffic, no quad bikes, no Segways, no hills and beautiful views.  

 

 

 

 

  

Take the footpath signposted on the corner of the Moor, moving through the gate on the right of the detached cottage at the top of the lane. Move diagonally across the field via three metal kissing gates – and probably a number of very inquisitive horses. At the large Oak, pass through the final gate and follow the hedge on your right to the far side of the field (Don't take the first open gateway) and here move through a pair of gates into open land. Aim diagonally right over the open field towards the farm buildings. Could be a bit rough,the field having just been ploughed and the path is not always re instated as it should be following cultivation.Fear not - plod across it , exiting on to the road. Here, turn right downhill and over the railway bridge. At the crossroads, left and follow Back Lane all the way down to Half Moon Farm passing beautiful old beech trees and passing over the London Waterloo railway line on an old brick bridge.

Right at the farm, passing over the River Tale – just could be otters around and who knows, maybe a beaver, – and on towards Feniton. Again, over the railway and after a couple of hundred yards look for the metal gate on the right, beside the house on the corner of the lane to the right, and on to a footpath. Follow the hedge on your left to a stile and then follow the clearly marked path left, following the hedge on your left, then right and then right again,passing the communications tower, still following the field edge. At a metal gate, left and follow the hedge on your left, ignoring the small wooden gate in the hedge, to a gate and fence. Move right down the field on this side of the fence. Worth looking around at the views over to Hembury Fort or just look at all the views. At the wooden stile, under a couple of firs, straight down to meet the concrete Escot Estate road. Right here to a Y - junction. Move right down to Clapperentale Farm and bearing right take the track over the mighty River Tale. Onwards and uphill on the good wide solid track to arrive close to the entrance to Escot estate. Right, and follow the path -NO QUAD BIKES, SEGWAYS, ROCKING HORSES, GO KARTS .... Wonderful ! - all the way to the Talaton Road. Left up the hill and back to the village. 

   

Viral Walk 1 - Black Aller Covert.

 

 

   

From opposite the Hall, take the Public Footpath up to Moor Cottage, bear right beside the now self-isolated camper van and through the metal kissing gate. Diagonally across the field aiming for the big solitary oak in the distance and passing through two more metal gates. At the Oak pass through another metal gate and follow the hedge on your right all along to the field corner. A pair of kissing gates ( not too long here !) and bear left for a short way to the corner. Diagonally right over the big open field towards the farm buildings and exit via a gate on to the road.

Right, over the railway bridge to the first junction, left and follow the road all the way to the bottom finding a Public Footpath off to the right via a metal gate. ( There was a time you could have ambled to here through the woods but alas now it's on the road).

Follow this footpath to the entrance to Escot Estate, having passed alongside open grassland, and here drop diagonally left down to the small gate and bridge over the River Tale. Up the track, through Clapperentale Farm and left along the estate road. Soon, look for the signed entrance to Black Aller Covert. Magic ! . In Bluebell time this will be a picture. Amble along here , bearing right at the corner to come to a small clearing and gates. Through the gate and bear right on to a good wide track. Follow this for some way and take the first well defined track down to the left. Follow this down , through a gate and curve right to exit on to the Estate road via a metal gate.

Left, passing the house on your right, and then take the small road from the right hand side of the Restaurant block. Up the hill, under the old brick bridge and out into open pasture. Follow the good track ahead - luckily during the crisis the activities of the quad bikes etc etc have ceased ! - and eventually meet the Talaton road . Left here on the old favorite up to Beacon Cross and home again to your splendid isolation.

   

 
 
 
 
 
 February 2020
 
 The Gittisham round
 
              
 
 The Harpford Stroll
 
        
 September 2019
 Around Hartridge from Beacon
        
 August 2019
 Pixies Parlour from Ottery St Mary via Knightstone
        
 July 2019
 The Battlefields of Fenny Bridges
        
 April 2019
 A Walk to Core Hill from White Cross on East Hill Strips

                

 

 February 2019
 A Walk to Musbury Castle and back via Combpyne
 
      
 
 A Walk to Shute Hill Beacon House
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 October 2018
 A Walk from Stockland with Ghosts and Quakers
 
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 October 2018
 The Exmouth Circuit
 
   
 July 2018
 A Walk up and Along Pen Hill - A Sidbury Gem
 
   
 May 2018
 A Ramble to Black Aller Covert and Back to Cadhay Bridge
 
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 A Trip along the Coly
  
    
 
 March 2018
 Backwards to Birdcage via Cadhay          V   
 
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 November 2017
 A Potter around Broad Down , Near Farway
 
 
 
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 September 2017
 A Walk to Sidbury from East Hill including a Dynamic Ascent of Path Hill !
 
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 June 2017
 The Wiggaton Round
 
  
   
 May 2017
 The Colwell Circuit
   
   
 March 2017
 The Powderham Circuit
 
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 Feniton Circuit via Cheriton    V
 
  
 
 February 2017

Blackborough and Garnsey's Tower  

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 January 2017

 The Weston Circuit

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December 2016
The Stowford Round with a wonderful trip down Back Lane.

A Very Short but great walk

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November 2016
A Walk from Broadclyst to Killerton and Back via Poltimore
October 2016
A Circumnavigation of Hartridge via Luppitt, Upottery, Rawridge and Beacon
June 2016
A New Look at Cullompton from Russel Lane
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June 2016
Whimple to Langford Green Cross via Clyst Hydon and back
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March 2016
The Woodbury Common Tracks and Lanes
January 2016 - A Very Local walk. Revised March 2016
Talaton to Escot via Larkbeare and Return       V
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January 2016
A Walk From Kentisbeare to Birchen Tree Cross and Back along the River Ken

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June 2015
Awliscombe to Dunkeswell and back via Rhododendron Walk

April 2015
Colestocks to Hembury Fort and back by tracks and Lanes.
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February 2015
A Circular Walk fro Broadhembury and Maybe a Glide 
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From the Half-Way Inn to Aylesbeare and Back
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A Lanes Walk from Talaton to Birdcage via Holly Ball and Return via the Park      V
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The Woodbury Lanes
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Clyst Hydon to Langford Court and back via College Lane
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A Round Trip From Paradise (Copse !)

 



One Keeper's Cottage to Another  - Gosford to Wiggaton and Back


Revised - March 2016

View from Fire Beacon Hill Sidmouth
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Woodbury Common, Exmouth Triangle
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Branscombe to Beer and Return - by a roundabout and Varied Route.
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Broadclyst to Killerton with a pram or a bike


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Walk 1
Dalwood and Danes Hill from Kilmington - and only one hill!
Walk 2
Blackbury Camp to Harcombe and Buckton Hill - and back by either a short or longer route.
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Walk 3
A Lanes Walk from Talaton to Payhembury and Back     V

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Walk 4
The Tipton Circuit

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Walk 5
A Level Walk from Budleigh Salterton to Exmouth and returning via the old railway cycle trail.

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Walk 6
The Venn Ottery Circuit 
Walk 7
Birdcage to West Hill and Back      V
Walk 8
The Naps Lane Circuit Revised December 2016
Walk 9

The Fluxton Lanes Revised February 2017

Walk 10
Dumpdon Hill and (Optionally !) Hartridge.
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Walk 11
Criss-Crossing the Clyst    V
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Walk 12
Budleigh to Otterton and back via the Hibernaculum
Budleigh to Otterton and back via the Hibernaculum Budleigh to Otterton and back via the Hibernaculum Budleigh to Otterton and back via the Hibernaculum
Walk 13
Exmoor - Tarr Steps to Withypool and back
Exmoor - Tarr Steps to Withypool and back Exmoor - Tarr Steps to Withypool and back Exmoor - Tarr Steps to Withypool and back
Walk 14
Fenny Bridges to Chineway Hill and back by a Different Route
Fenny Bridges to Chineway Hill and back by a Different Route Fenny Bridges to Chineway Hill and back by a Different Route Fenny Bridges to Chineway Hill and back by a Different Route
Walk 15
Cadhay Bridge Nr Ottery St Mary and back again. A Very short walk   V
Cadhay Bridge Nr Ottery St Mary and back again. A Very short walk. Cadhay Bridge Nr Ottery St Mary and back again. A Very short walk. Cadhay Bridge Nr Ottery St Mary and back again. A Very short walk.
Walk 16
Clyst Hydon from Whimple
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Walk 17
Local Walk from Talaton To Feniton via Escot and back
Local Walk from Talaton To Feniton via Escot and back Local Walk from Talaton To Feniton via Escot and back Local Walk from Talaton To Feniton via Escot and back
Walk 18
The Budleigh to Yettington Round
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Walk 19
The Doone Valley, Exmoor
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