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Axmouth Circular Walk

exploring the mouth of the Axe
1 hour walks
Axe Harbour
Axe Harbour

Axmouth is a very picturesque village at the end of the Roman Fosse Way offering the walker 2 pubs and magnificent views of the Axe estuary.

Point of Interest Church in Axmouth with medieval wall paintings
Fosse Way
Axe Valley
Binden Manor

The Harbour

The Ship Inn

Axe Cliff Golf Club ( open to non members)

Distance:2.9 miles

Difficultydifficulty medium

Parking in Axmouth is virtually impossible but there are spaces near the bridge across the Axe.

There are 2 ways of doing this walk,clockwise or anti clockwise.

To avoid a steep climb at the beginning of the walk we have opted for going clockwise with possible refreshments at the Golf club house.

A From the parking area you follow the main road to Axmouth on a pavement adjacent to the main road.

This stretch of the Axe Valley is much loved by bird watchers.

There is a small platform near a picnic area in Axmouth giving you stunning views of the estuary and its wild life.

After the Ship Inn turn right tin to Chapel street. After 200 m turn left up a footpath.

At the end of the path turn right into Higher Lane. After 300m turn left into a bridle path - parts of the path may be lined with nettles.

B At the end of the bridle path you see statues flanking the entrance to the 12th century Bindon Manor.

Binden Manor statues
Binden Manor Entrance

Turn right on a lane lined with charming cottages.

Along this stretch the Welsh King of Dumnonia and the English King of Wessex clashed in 612.

After 200m turn left over a stile into a footpath and climb steadily to Stepps Lane.

C Turn left and follow the lane for 200 m (5 mins) then turn right into a footpath - entrance can be obscured by shrubs but the path is well maintained.

Continue until you join the South West Coast Path to Lyme Regis.

Turn Right.

This is a beautiful stretch with glorious views of the coast line.

D The Axe Cliff Golf Club welcomes ALL walkers for refreshments or meals - membership not required!

Path crossing Axe Cliff Golf Course
Crossing Axe Cliff Golf course

From the Club House the lane descends quite steeply to the parking area.

length:
2.9 miles
time:
1 hr 30 mins
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Axmouth Walk

 

Point of InterestExtensive views of Axe Valley and Cliffs
parkingSee map ; limited spaces near bridge across the Axe

 

  

In the past it was quite feasible to do another circular walk to Allhallows College via the coastal path.You would follow the coastal path half way then return via a track to Allhallows College.

However,all connecting paths and tracks are now private! So the only option is to walk to Lyme Regis.

Difficulty

We do not recommend this walk unless you are fit and prepared to suffer the constant climbs and descents and then take the bus back to Seaton.

There is even a notice warning the walker:

In our opinion 'arduous' could almost be tortuous.

 Walks near Axmouth: 
   
 
   
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