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Culmstock Walks ambling through the peaceful Blackdown Hills
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1 hour walks
Culmstock Bridge
Culmstock bridge dating from the Middle Ages

Culmstock ,split by the river Culm,is joined by an impressive 5 arched bridge dating from the Middle Ages.

The village had a long tradition of cloth making with the Fox Brothers building a mill here in 1822 to spin yarn.Part of a mill can still be seen from Blackwater Road,just past the village hall.

The Old Station no longer exists - it was sited beyond the  Culm Valley Inn car park.

   
Point of Interest

The Church and Yew Tree - see below
The Old Bridge
Disused Railway
Old Mill

Walk 1 Culm Valley (2.8 miles)

Difficulty

This fairly easy river walk includes a steady climb and descent. There are two bridges with steepish steps.

A Go up Hunters Hill with primary school on your left. Continue past the new recreation grounds,also on your left.

At a road sign for Woodgate & Beacon ,take the right fork.

B Continue for 790 m until - just after a bungalow on your right and before a farm - turn right onto a grassy path. If you have gone into the farm you have gone too far!

Follow this path ,through a white gate standing almost on its own. Bear left keeping in line with the house you have passed until you reach the corner of a hedge

C Here you will notice a gap with a stile. Continue descending until you see a gate at the bottom with hedge on right.

D Turn right ,then ,almost immediately after house,turn left and follow footpath signs to the river. Cross bridge and turn right keeping river on your right. Aim towards the church.

E Keep slightly to the left to a gate then up some steps .

At the T junstion near the church turn right.

Point of Interest

Look out for a yew tree sprouting out of the church tower ! It dates back to around 1750.

At the memorial turn left then right into Silver Street.

After 470 m where you meet a track on left and a drive to Woodhayne Barton on right turn right and take the footpath on right of drive.

Follow this to the river. Cross river and turn right ,

F Caution:aim towards a line of trees (an abandoned railway line) on your left - you can walk along the river for a short while but not all the way!

Keep trees on left until you join a track and follow the track until you reach Culmstock's bridge.

Turn left and continue back to the school,past the   pub!

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Culmstock residential parking ,Hunter's Hill

Walk 2 Culmstock to Culmstock Beacon (3.9 miles)

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Point of Interest

Extensive views of the village and beyond

This delightful and somewhat invigorating walk starts from the village and steadily climbs up to the Beacon.

Beacon

It follows quiet lanes,public footpaths & bridlepaths.

Point of Interest

The beacon was used to spot enemies,ie the Armady ships .A fire would be lit to raise the alarm.

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Culmstock Hunter's Hill,near school

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Culmstock walk 1

Walk 1

Culmstock walk 1

Walk 2

 Walks near Culmstock:
 Hemyock
Although the walk contains one of the steepest climbs,the views and the well marked footpaths through rolling and remote landscapes make it a most enjoyable experience.
  
 Uffculme
A delightful and gentle walk following a well defined footpath along the river Culm
  
 Burlescombe
A delightful and easy walk using part of the Grand Western Canal to Holcombe Rogus - Holcombe means Wooden Valley.