Best Colyton Walks

1 hour walks
Walk 1 (4.8 miles)Walk 2 (5.1 miles)Walk 3 (3.8 miles)
River Walk & TritchmarshSouth ClytonSeaton & Tram

Colyton is an ideal centre to explore the beautiful Coly valley.

Jane Austen visited the vicarage.
She may have stayed there as well en route from Bath to Sidmouth.
The  Vicar of Colyton had been her father's pupil.

Point of InterestEast Devon Way
Jane Austin
Monmouth Rebellion Route
PubsColcombe Castle
The Gerrard Arms
The Kingfisher
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Walk 1 River & Seaton Junction (5.2 miles)


River Coly

This exhilarating walk requires determination and a sense of adventure - stretches can be wet after a heavy rain and various stiles are to be negotiated.

Seaton Junction
Seaton Junction

Towards the end, the walk follows part of the popular East Devon Way.

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Map of Walk 1

 Walks near Colyton
Walks of various lengths to explore a totally abandoned viaduct!
This is a must do walk if you are in this area - it will involve some climbing but views of coastline is breathtaking.
 Lyme Regis
A most invigorating pub walk to Uplyme involving some steep hills, passing the Talbot Arms in Uplyme, partly following Liberty Trail & East Devon Way.
Two great walks from this popular holiday resort combining sea and countryside.
A strenuous but rewarding walk with spectacular views of East Devon and the Axe valley.

Walk 2 River & South Colyton (5.1 miles)


This pleasant 5 mile hike follows the river Coly then heads South past Heathayne Farm dating back to the 12th century.

It climbs , at times steeply, through some very old forests then levels out offering with stunning views of the sea and Axminster valley.

The route cuts through Colyton Grammar School and passes an interesting memorial called the Doctor's stone.

At Four Cross Elms it joins the so called Monmouth Rebellion Route from Lyme Regis to Somerset.The duke of Monmouth is alleged to have taken this route into Colyton - for more information check out 'Walking through History' by Time Team's Tony Robinson.
Wellingtons are recommended as some tracks and paths can be quite muddy.

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Colyton Walk 2

Walk 2

Walk 3 Seaton & tram (3.8 miles)


Colyton Station

Combine an unforgettable tram journey to Seaton with a great walk along the river Coly or through the newly opened Seaton Wetlands.

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