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Cranbrook Walks

exploring a region much visited by the Romans
1 hour walks
Select Your Walk Walk 1 (1.6 miles) Walk 2 (2.5 miles) Walk 3 (8 miles)
  Getting to know Cranbrook Easy to Rockbeare Cranbrook to Ashclyst Forest

It is incredible to think that not long ago Cranbrook was just fields.

Please note :Construction may affect some of the routes.

Point of Interest Roman Road
Ashclyst Forest , solar farm , wind mill
Point of Interest Cranberry Farm, New Inn at Broadclyst
parking Residential: Cranbrook or Rockbeare

Walk 1 Getting to know Cranbrook (1.6 miles)

Rockbeare Footpath

An ideal (dog) walk to explore the paths surrounding Cranbrook - allow 40 mins.

 Walks near Cranbrook:
Rockbeare Broadclyst Whimple

Walk 1

Walk 2 Easy to Rockbeare (2.5 miles)

Rockbeare Footpath
Walking across fields?

This easy walk explores recently opened paths and the new road to Cranbrook Education Campus and Broadclyst ; just before the school the turn right into an old lane which leads to the old roman road between Exeter and Dorchester.

Cross over with care , turn left and near the vet follow the footpath on your right across a field to Rockbeare meaning 'a group of trees for Rooks'.

If you happen to be passing the Jack and the Green pub you have 'accidentally' missed the turn by 0.1 of a mile or 2 minutes.

When you join the residential road, turn right, cross the bridge and at the triangle bear right past the Post Office into Parsons Lane. Follow this back to Cranbrook.

Unfortunately the walk is not suitable for prams or young children.

Walk 2 to Rockbeare

2,8 miles
1 hr 10 mins
main roads
1 min
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Walk 3 Cranbrook to Ashclyst Forest (8 miles)

Point of Interest

Ashclyst Forest , solar farm , wind mill

Starting near the new school, this pleasant 3 hour walk takes you past a solar farm into Ashclyst Forest using public and permissive footpaths avoiding as far as possible busy lanes.

As you skirt Ashclyst Forest using the 'blue trail' there are some magnificent views of Broadclyst and beyond.

It returns via the New Inn at Broadclyst and a disused windmill dating back to 1786.


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Walk 3 to Ashclyst Forest