Best Cheriton Bishop Walks

enjoy a peaceful countryside
Medland Manor
1 hour walks

The name means church farm settlement (cyrig ton). Bishop was added in the late 12th cenbtury when an acre was given to the Bishop of Exeter.

Cheriton Cross & Cheriton are two separate villages referred to as Cheriton Bishop.

Point of InterestOld Thatch Inn at Cheriton Cross
Point of Interest
  • remote country side , Medland Manor
  • Norman Font in Church
parkingnear the A30 bridge or Holewell Lane in the villagesee map
A remote crossing

Walk 1 Medland Manor (3.5 miles)


A very pleasant and not too strenuous (dog) walk in a peaceful and remote part of Devon following quiet lanes and public footpaths.

A remote crossing

The route includes several stiles and route takes you along the back of Medland Manor.

The original 13th century building was burnt down ; it belonged to Henry de Stanewe.

The Walk

A From Church Lane walk up past the church & school on right then at the school turn right into Venbridge Hill ; cross the dual carriage way then immediately afterwards turn right into a service road which soon becomes a track.

Point of InterestLook out for a tomb with a large flat slab - this was used by farmers to pay their workers weekly wages ensuring they all attend the service !

Continue along this track for half a mile then cross a stream and follow path with woods on your right.

B At the end of the woods , just before where the track crosses a stream, continue left along a path with stream on your right - do not cross stream.

Continue until you reach a lane; cross stile and turn right. Follow lane with woods on your left.

C Follow this lane for 0.2 miles then just before a private drive to Lodge Farm you will see a small gap in the woods on left marked with a Footpath Sign, Turn left onto this footpath.

When path joins the drive continue left up this drive (access along this stretch is permitted) for a short distance and look out for another footpath sign on left - well before any buildings.

Take this path and continue in the same direction as you came aiming for a track.

Follow this track ignoring a footpath sign pointing down hill and continue with Medland Manor on your right. ; the track bends right then heads towards a lane.

D Just before lane turn left towards a hedge then right to join the same lane.

Turn left and continue along this lane for almost half a mile until you join another lane on your right.

E Where the lane joins you will see two gates on your left ; take second gate following the direction of a footpath sign.

Here you need to cross a large field but head South East in the direction of a hedge on your left ; the path is not clearly marked.- see picture below.

Aim for a stile in between the hedges.

Continue down hill crossing a stream and in total another 5 stiles. Turn right when you join a lane and continue to return to the village

Map of Walk 1



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altitude range
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There is one steady climb.

Walk 2 Medland Manor (2.7 miles)


Track nr Medland Manor

An equally pleasant but shorter walk to the edge of Medland Manor.

Follow instructions for walk 1 then just after Medland Manor on your right take signed footpath left and follow it down all the way to the lane.

At the lane turn right and continue back to Cheriton Bishop.

Map of Walk 2