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Bickleigh three popular walks
1 hour walks
Walk 1 (5.4 miles) Walk 2 (4 miles one way)Walk 3 (5.1 miles)
Bickleigh CastleTivertonCadeleigh

Bickleigh is known for its bridge across the Exe,its 15th century castle,an old mill,a Railway Centre and two popular pubs.

There are 2 Bickleighs in Devon,one near Plymouth and this one,near Tiverton. Perhaps to avoid confusion,the old railway station was called Cadeleigh.

Point of Interest

Bickleigh Castle,Mill Railway Centre

There are several circular walks from Bickleigh,all quite strenuous and following some paths but mostly quiet,narrow lanes.


Bickleigh Mill Overflow Car Park

Bickleigh Bridge over Troubled Water

Walk 1 Bickleigh Castle (5.4 miles)

This moderate walk follows part of the scenic Exe Valley Way and passes Bickleigh Castle with its 6th century chapel,arguably the oldest building in Devon - access by appointment only.

Bickleigh Castle

During the Winter months wellies are strongly recommended.

There are no pubs en route and the walk has one steep climb.

Bickleigh Millmore cream tea walks
Walk 1 
5.4 miles
2 hr 20 mins
main roads
10 mins
altitude range
44 - 148 m
quality of track
dog friendlyyes

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Walk 2 to Tiverton (4 miles one way)

Another popular & easy walk starts at Tiverton and finishes at Bickleigh. If you are setting off from Tiverton take the road past the museum and follow the river and the Exe Valley Way via Collipriest - see map.

Paths are generally well maintained though stretches of the walk can be wet.

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Walk 3 via Cadeleigh (5.1 miles)

Bickleigh bridge over troubled water

A most delightful walk of moderate difficulty to Cadeleigh - after a wet spell stretches along the river need wellies.

 There is still a pub in Cadeleigh, the Cadeleigh Arms ,now owned by the community and well worth a visit!

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Walk 1

Walk 2 Tiverton to Bickleigh
(showing Tiverton start/end of walk)

Walk 3 (5.1 miles)

 Walks near Bickleigh:
A delightful canal walk - you may meet a shire horse pulling a barge!
Popular walks from one of the oldest villages in Devon,featuring an oak tree almost 1000 years old.