Best Crediton Walks

1 hour walks
Select WalkWalk 1 (3.3 miles)Walk 2 (4.7 miles)Walk 3 (2.5 miles)Walk 4 (4.4 miles)Walk 5 (3 miles)
 River Yeo ShortRiver Yeo LongTown TrailShobrookeEast Crediton

Crediton, referred to by the locals as Kirton, holds a Farmers Market on the first and third Saturday of every month in the market square.

The church of the Holy Cross was the cathedral of the Lord Bishop of Crediton until 1050.

Point of InterestCrediton shops, Saint Boniface
Remote countryside
PubsNumerous pubs in Crediton
parkingFree Car Park behind the station

Walk 1 River Yeo (3.3 miles)


Looking towards Dartmoor

This short but very pleasant hilly walk taking in the river Yeo and offering extensive views .

The Walk

A Ted walk starts in a car park behind the station. Facing the railway line turn right into a track then onto a public footpath.

B This leads through the Downs Crediton golf course.

CThe route follows the river Yeo .

D It returns via a steady climb to Queen Elizabeth's School and the outskirts of the town.

After a wet spell, some tracks could become muddy.

There is one steep climb.



Walk 1

 Walks near Crediton
Shobrooke, East of Crediton, is a most popular centre for walkers. Two great walks with extensive views of tranquil rolling hills.
 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.
The landscape around has not been changed for centuries and is dotted with old Devon cottages and manor houses. A very pleasant pub walk.
Enjoy a delightful walk to Upton Hellions' Church.
Several walks into Deepest Devon with many views to enjoy.

Walk 2 River Yeo (4.7 miles)


This delightful & most popular walk is as walk 1 but longer following footpaths, tracks and lanes.
It includes one steep climb.

Walk 2

Walk 3 Town Trail (2.5 miles 45 mins)


Strictly , this is slightly more than a town trail as it also includes the outskirts of this lovely old market town.

It includes a steady climb & some steep steps.

Free Parking:Near Station

Map of Walk 3

Walk 4 Shobrooke (4.4 miles)


shobrooke church

This very pleasant pub walk now starts at Shobrooke Park due to parking restrictions at Crediton Sports Centre ; it takes you through Shobrooke Park , past Shobrooke church and returns via the Red Lion at Shobrooke.

It follows part of the Devonshire Heartland Way, a long distance path from Stoke Canon to Okehampton.

During a wet spell some of the fields may be wet.

Both gpx and kml files have been modified August 2018.

Crediton Walk

Walk 4 Shobrooke

Walk 5 East Crediton (3 miles)


Crediton Golf Course

For a long time this walk was impossible due to a hazardous footbridge, now thankfully repaired.

Although there are several challenges to overcome, steep hills, golf course, railway crossing this is one of the most scenic walks from Crediton with spectacular views of distant Dartmoor.

Just beyond the railway crossing on your left is the site of a Roman villa - see map. Nearby ran a Roman Road linking Exeter to North Tawton.

The route starts at the Long Stay Carpark near the station .

As soon as you join the Crediton to Exeter road, use the verge on left for a few metres then cross over onto a service road that leads to a gate.

At the gate turn left and continue on a pavement along the A road for 500m.

Just after the entrance to Downes House , dating back to the 18th century, .take a footpath on right back to Crediton.

Once in Crediton you will pass a plaque commemorating the birth place of St Boniface.

Crediton Walk

Walk 5

Walk 6 Crediton History Trail (2.5 miles)


For map and route information click here.