Chulmleigh Walks

extensive views of Dartmoor
1 hour walks
Select Your WalkWalk 1 (1.8 miles)Walk 2 (5.3 miles)Walk 3 (3.7 miles) 
 Chulmleigh Trail Beacon & Horridge MoorBrookland 

A friendly market town in North Devon with thatched cob cottages and narrow cobbled streets.

  • Once a thriving woolen trading centre as it lay on the main Exeter to Barnstaple route.
  • Chulmleigh Fair was protected by Henry III's 'white gauntlet' as a warning to those who ignored the rules of the fair.
  • Chulmleigh:'Ceolmund's leafy hill'.
Point of InterestWhat to explore?
  • Church , shops, cobbled streets
  • Old Fair Mosaic
  • 19th century Town Pump
PubsRed Lion Hotel
parking Kings Park
Near St Mary Magdalene Church

Walk 1 Chulmleigh Trail (1.8 miles)

Town Pump
Where to Eat?
Red Lion Hotel , Chulmleigh


A short trail designed by the pupils of Chulmleigh Primary School.

The route offers some spectacular views of Dartmoor.


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map of walk 1

Map of Walk 1

 Walks near Chulmleigh
A most varied & scenic walk, partly following the Tarka trail to the river Taw and crossing chulmleigh Forest.
A lovely country walk from a village with character so typical of 'old' Devon.
 Zeal Monachorum
The tranquil hills around Zeal 'Monachorum' have changed little since the Middle Ages when they were cultivated by the monks of Buckfast Abbey.
 Morchard Bishop
Morchard (Large Wood) Bishop lies almost halfway on the Two Moors Way . In the village you will find a detailed map of all the footpaths in the area , a welcome sign to all walkers and hikers.

Walk 2 Beacon & Horridge Moor (5.3 miles)


A popular rural 5 mile hike using mainly public footpaths.

Some stretches can be quite muddy.

The route takes you into a most undisturbed part of Devon & offers some spectacular views of Dartmoor.

The Walk

A From the entrance Kings Park Car Park turn right and continue east then north for 1500 m ignoring 3 residential roads on your right .

Turn right into Langley then where the road bends north turn right on to a footway.

B At the junction take footpath ahead on your right.
There is a steady climb ahead of you. At the end of the path turn left onto a lane then right.

This stretch can be busy at times.

Continue for 10 minutes until you see an island of trees & Chulmleigh Beacon, ideal for a picnic

C Turn right. Where a lane joins on your left take footpath on right.This crosses part of Horridge Moor .

After 1000m you join a lane. Continue past some houses and where it bends to the left take footpath on your right.

D Soon, in the woods take another footpath on your right and follow this heading south.

Where it joins a lane turn right. Continue downhill and take the first lane on your right

E After 150m take footpath on your left.

Where it joins a lane cross over and follow this public footpath heading south west for 1.1 miles.

Where it joins a lane turn right, and continue back to Chulmleigh.


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chulmleigh map walk 2

Chulmleigh Walk 2

Walk 3 Brookland (3.7 miles)


A pleasant (dog) walk which is a shortened version of walk 2.

It uses mainly public footpaths and quiet lanes.

Some stretches can be muddy.


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Chulmleigh Walk 3