Best Awliscombe Walks


Awliscombe is a small village West of Honiton near the river Otter.

A combe is a fertile valley with steep sides.

Name means 'where the river forks'.

starting PointStart :Car Park, Ridge Close
viewMagnificent views from St Cyres Hill
PubsThe Otter Inn
at Weston almost halfway
Numerous pubs in Honiton
parking see below

Walk 1 Awliscombe & St Cyres Hill (2 miles)


View near Awliscombe

A short and pleasant rural walk from Awliscombe following mainly public footpaths & quiet lanes .

At the end of the walk it uses a pavement along a busy A373 to Honiton.

The route includes a steep ascent and descent so allow at least 1 hour and 30 mins .

parking Village Hall

Walk 2 Honiton & St Cyres Hill (6.8 miles)


This long country walk offers stunning views & takes in several charming country pubs (Weston & Awliscombe).

View of Awliscombe

The route through this remarkably open landscape uses more lanes then paths.

The views from St Cyres hill are spectacular.

A stretch at the top through the woods is almost a private lane and in spring shows an abundance of bluebells and other wild flowers. Part of the wood is used by Landrover Experience where 'one can test one's 4x4 (s)'.

This unspoilt area is steeped in history dating back to pre-Roman times.

Beech trees on St Cyres Hill
Old Beech trees on St Cyres Hill

The walk passes a commemorative WW1 cross.

Honiton boasts a lively street market on Tuesdays.

parking Millhead Rd or Beggars Lane, Honiton
6.8 miles
main roads
5 %
after rain
altitude range
74 - 253 m
quality of track



There are two very steep climbs.

Awliscombe Walk


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