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Chudleigh prosperous due to it's wooltrade
1 hour walks
Walk 1 (3.6 m)Walk 2 (2.9 m)Walk 3 (7.5 m)Walk 4 (5.5 m)Walk 5 (1.2 m)
River TeignRock Gardens Haldon ForestTrushamTown Trail

This charming old market town known for its wool and tannery offers the walker many opportunities to explore an almost parklike landscape.

Walk 1 Along the Teign (3,6 miles)

The first walk encircles Chudleigh ,a town full of character owning much of it's former prosperity to the wooltrade.

Brief description of route:

A From lane beside Bowling Club turn right into Brocklands then left into a cyclepath .At the T junction cross road and turn left.

B Turn right into Colway Lane and continue into Higlands Park. At the end turn left onto a public footpath.

CAt the end of the path turn right and cross the dual carriage way bridge. Do not take first lane on left but continue up hill.

D Just before a farm yard turn left into a lane and track and continue downhill ignoring footpath on right.

E After 660m turn left onto public footpath along the Teign,a typical Devon river,fast flowing ,quite shallow and broad. Stay on the lower path nearest the river.

F At the edge of the wood take path up hill to rejoin the main public footpath.
Follow this skirting the edge of the wood.
The path joins a service road. After a tunnel there is quite a steep climb to a T junction.
Turn left and follow lane back into Chudleigh.

G At Fore Street turn left then just after the church turn right onto a footpath.
Turn right at Parkway Road,left into Lawn Drive Here almost immediately turn right into another Lane which becomes a footpath. Cross stream and keep to right of hedge.

H Go through gap in hedge at gate and continue to next gate. Here turn left and follow path to Tower Hill
Turn left then right along the river.

3.6 miles
1 hr 50 mins
quality of track
on Google Earth

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parking Free next to St Mary & St Martin's church ,Fore Street
or in front of bowling club,off Millstream Meadow see P on map

Walk 2 Rock Gardens (2,9 miles)

Chudleigh Rocks
Chudleigh Rocks

The second takes you through the town and climbs steadily to the outer boundaries of Ugbrooke House,home of the Lords Clifford.

It continues across delightful meadows and past the Rock Gardens,well known for its access to the Chudleigh Caves .

See site for availability of cream teas and up to date entry prices - currently cafe and nursery are closed

The caves and Chudleigh Rocks can also be accessed via a somewhat precarious path starting half way up Rock Road through a kissing gate.

2.9 miles
1 hr 5 mins
altitude range
25 - 110 m
quality of track
on Google Earth
parking Bowling club,off Millstream Meadow

Walk 3 Chudleigh to Haldon (7.5 miles)

For a longer walk into Haldon check out Chudleigh-Haldon.

Walk 4 Chudleigh to Trusham (5.5 miles)

Another delightful but strenuous circular walk you can do is the one from Chudleigh to Trusham.

Walk 5 Town Walk(1.2 miles)

This is one of our 'Thirty Five Minute Walks'

Chudleigh town walk (40 mins) capturing the charming town of Chudleigh.

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Chudleigh Circular Walk 1

Walk 1

Chudley Circular Walk 2

Walk 2

Walk 5

 Walks near Chudleigh:
Two walks from the famous Nobody Inn,which once served as a church house.
 Chudleigh Knighton
A varied walk leading to the delightful Stover Park following part of the Templer Way along the graceful river Teign - with easy access for paddling!