Best Dunsford Walks

exploring the lush Teign valley
River Teign
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 DaffodilBridford CodwoodMardon DownDunsford to Exeter

Many delightful walks around Dunsford & through Dunsford Nature Reserve.

Point of InterestSteps Bridge Dunsford & Bridford church

Name means Dun's Ford (river crossing)

Dunsford:The Royal Oak.
parking Free Car Park near Steps Bridge.on B3212
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Walk 1 Dunsford 'Daffodil' Walk (3.8 miles)

Dunsford Wild Daffodils

This is the popular daffodil walk along the river Teign.


Park near Steps Bridge or Car Park; then follow the bridle path to Clifford Cross.

This is basically a linear walk though there are three opportunities to veer off the main bridle path - see information boards - where most of the wild daffodils can be seen.

daffodil walk map

Walk 1
Daffodil Walk

 Walks near Dunsford
Moretonhamstead , gateway to Dartmoor, is an ideal town for walkers to explore the lush edge of the moor.
Superb walks from this bustling Market town exploring the stunning beauty of this part of Dartmoor.
Three pleasant pub walks from the well known 'Nobody Inn'
A delightful walk from this picturesque village to Tottiford Reservoir.
 Dartmoor Walks
Carefully selected walks with easy car access!

Walk 2 Dunsford to Bridford (4.7 miles)

Village of Dunsford

This walk crosses the famous Steps Bridge passing Dunsford nature reserve well known for its carpets of wild daffodils.


When you join the main road to Moretonhampstead, you will notice a footpath, on the other side, leading to the river Teign.

The only way across is via some dodgy stepping stones. If you think it's safe, take this and follow the path, west, along the river.

stepping stones nr Dunsford

The route climbs, at times steeply , towards the somewhat remote village of Bridford with its 16th century Church and 17th Century village pub.

The walk then returns along the fast flowing river Teign.

Pub   in Bridford:Bridford Inn .

The pub has recently been reopened BUT check the internet for possible closure.

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Dunsford Bridford walk map

Walk 2 Dunsford to Bridford

Dunsford to Bridford
4.7 miles
2 hr 20 mins
tracks bridle/ footpaths
main roads
12 mins
altitude range
56 - 295 m
quality of track

Walk 3 Steps Bridge, Cod Wood & 'Daffodil' Wood (4.5 miles)

PLEASE NOTE:This walk is now impossible due to an access issue - a short path from the car park into Cod Wood is in private hands and permission has been withdrawn


(Park in Car Park just across Steps Bridge coming from Exeter.


This very pleasant and peaceful walk along the Teign takes you through St Thomas Cleave Wood and Cod Wood to Clifford Bridge;the steep wooded slopes are home to buzzards, woodpeckers and pied flycatchers. It then returns on the other side of the river - through Dunsford Wood famous for its wild daffodils , blue bells and rare butterflies.There is one steady climb. Take special care:There is a short stretch along the main road (2 minutes) )

Google Earth 4.5 miles 2:15 hrs


Walk 4 Mardon Down (6.8 miles)

Mardon Down

A most delightful walk to Mardon Down combining woods and moorland.


There is a 10 minute stretch along the B3212 .

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parking Free Car Park near Steps Bridge.on B3212
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Map of Dunsford Mardon Down Walk

Walk 4 4 (6.3 miles 2hr 30 mins gpx on request)

Walk 5 Dunsford to Exeter (10 miles) 

Church near Longdown


The Dunsford to Exeter Way follows footpaths, tracks, bridleways & country lanes.

Use Country Bus 359 to Dunsford/Longdown or Exeter and hike back.

Longdown: The Lamb Inn

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