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North Tawton Walk a peaceful walk through rural Devon

1 hour walks

Two long distance walks cross at North Tawton,Tarka Trail & Devonshire Heartland Way ,making it an ideal walking centre.

North Tawton Walk

Walk 1 to Bondleigh (5.7 miles)

This very pleasant walk,most of it on footpaths,follows part of the Tarka Trail along the river Taw towards Bondleigh church.

hamlet of bondleigh
Hamlet of Bondleigh

Generally the paths are well signed and maintained but GPS us recommended turning off towards Langland Copse

.A small stretch through the copse can be quite muddy even in summer.

Pubs at North Tawton:Fountain Inn,White Heart

(There is no pub at Bondleigh)


5.7 miles
2hrs 5mins
country lanes
main roads
altitude range
95 - 180 m
quality of track

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Barkers Way

Walk 2 To the Taw (2.3 miles)

Bridge Across the Taw

A short but equally pleasant walk to the river Taw.

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Walk 1

Walk 2

 Walks near North Tawton:
 Great Torrington
Great Torrington,second oldest Saxon market town in devon,makes an ideal centre for walking offering extensive views of a dramatically meandering Torridge.
A most varied & scenic walk,partly following the Tarka trail to the river Taw and crossing Eggesford Forest.
 Zeal Monachorum
The tranquil hills around Zeal 'Monachorum' have changed little since the Middle Ages when they were cultivated by the monks of Buckfast Abbey.