Aylesbeare Common

nature reserve with splendid views
1 hour walks
Select Your WalkWalk 1 (1.9 miles)Walk 2 (3.1 miles)Walk 3 (5.2 miles)

It's quite remarkable that during WWII this area had an 'airstrip' lit up at night as a decoy for Exeter Airport.

busy crossing Walks 1 & 2 cross a busy road


Point of InterestExtensive views
PubsWalk 3 Aylesbeare Inn
parkingPark at Hawkerland, just off the Exeter to Sidmouth Road (A3052) . Turn into lane to Stonyford then park on left.
  • SATNAV Postcode:EX10 0BL

Walk 1 Aylesbeare Common Short (1.9 miles)

Aylesbeare Common
Aylesbeare Common

A short and easy dog walk to several ponds full of insects - a photographer's dream!


The route uses well defined tracks and offers stunning views of Mutter's Moor and the sea.

Aylesbeare Common walk 2

Map of Walk 1

Walk 2 Aylesbeare Common Long (3.1 miles)

This is a very popular walk through two commons, Harpford & Aylesbeare.


During the winter , wellies are recommended as the public footpath through the woods follows a stream and can be quite muddy.

Please note the busy A3052 has to be crossed twice.

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Aylesbeare Common walk 2

Map of Walk 2

Walk 3 Aylesbeare & Common (5.2 miles)

Aylesbeare Pub

This 5 mile hike starts near the Aylesbeare Inn and gently climbs up to the Common where the views are quite stunning.


parking Aylesbeare near Pub


Walk 3 
tracks, common
lanes , fields
main roads
1 %
altitude range
  71 - 150 m
quality of track
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Map of Walk 3

 Walks near Aylesbeare Common
A very easy dog walk offering expansive views towards the sea across a gently rolling heath land
 Aylesbeare Village
An easy walk exploring the rural and peaceful life around Aylesbeare and Perkin's Village using quiet lanes and public footpaths - ideal for a spring or summer's day. Spectacular views of Exeter & Haldon.
 Newton Poppleford
Delightful river and pub walks. A must , if you are in the area.

There is one steepish climb.