Broadclyst Walks short and easy walks around an old village
1 hour walks
    
Select Your WalkWalk 1 (2.8 miles)Walk 2 (2.7 miles)Walk 3 (1.5 miles)
  30 minutes
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Broadclyst - named Clist or Cliston in ancient times - was burnt by the Danes in 1001.

It's church was built in the 14th century and restored in 1864.

Point of InterestChurch & Windmill
PubsThe New Inn
near Victory Hall adjacent to car park
parkingFree Car Park

Walk 1 Windmill (2.8 miles)

Windmill near Broadclyst
Windmill near Broadclyst
  
Difficulty

This is a short and easy walk.via the New Inn and includes 2 stiles.

In the distance you can see an old windmill,built in 1786 by Samuel Flood.

In 1870,after most of Broadclyst was destroyed by a fire it was converted to house homeless villagers.

All sails were removed!

Fire 1870
   
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Walk 1

 

 
time55 mins
terrain:
paths
lanes
main roads
5 mins
quality of track
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Walk 2 Windmill and Wood (2.7 miles)

Difficulty

This gentle walk circumvents the windmill and includes no stiles ;it avoids the road past Clyst Vale Community College which at times can be quite busy.

Old Broadclyst
Late Victorian Broadclyst

Walk 2

Walk 3 35 minutes Clyston Mill (1.5 miles)

This is one of our 'Thirty Five Minute Walks'

An easy and enjoyable walk exploring this charming village.

NOTE :Part of the new cycleway is susceptible to winter flooding beyond Clyston Mill making this walk impossible.

 

Walk 3