Bampton a hidden gem steeped in history
1 hour walks

Bampton is a charming Saxon town north of Tiverton boasting several pubs and an old motte and bailey castle.

Its annual fair,always on the last Thursday in October,is well worth a visit!

Point of Interest Delightful views
Remote Countryside
Bampton Castle
Site of Roman Fort
parking Station Road Car Park
Extensive Views

Walk 1 Wide views & site of Roman Fort (6.9 miles)

starting PointStart : Station Road Car Park

This is a most delightful walk into a totally unspoilt part of Devon.

It starts in Bampton and steadily climbs to Bampton Down along an old packhorse path to Exeter,with stunning views on either side of the bridle paths It returns via an old track possibly dating back to the Romans .

A Roman fort was found not far from Cudmore Farm .

Ancient Tracks

During the winter wellingtons are recommended.

You can download the route and follow it on your mobile phone or GPS device..

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length:
6.9 miles
time:
3 hr 5 mins
terrain:
tracks bridle,footpaths
country lanes
Points of Interest
views
main roads
0 %
6%
altitude range
99 - 241 m
quality of track
***
stiles
5
dogyes

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There is one steep climb.

bampton walk

Walk 1

 Walks near Bampton:
  
 Tiverton
Various options including a delightful canal walk - you may meet a shire horse pulling a barge!
  
 Knightshayes
Great walks around Knightshayes' estate with its beautiful gardens and an impressive victorian Gothic mansion.
  
 Oakford
Oakford,on the edge of Exmoor,makes an ideal centre for exploring hidden undisturbed valleys and magnificent woods.
  

Walk 2 Wide views (4.0 miles)

Views near Bampton

A shorter but equally pleasant walk following public foot paths. It also starts from the main car park.

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bampton walk 2

Walk 2