Woodbury Common to Yettington

following Sir Walter Raleigh's footsteps
Woodbury Common
1 hour walks

This most enjoyable walk takes you near Hayes Barton, where Sir Walter Raleigh was born.

map of Woodbury Common
parkingModel Airfield Car Park on Bicton Common
parkingSATNAV Postcode:EX7 9BR
The best route to the Car Park is from the junction between the B3180 and the B3179 .
Hayes Barton, Walter Raleigh
Hayes Barton 1847
Walter RaleighSir Walter Raleigh was born at Hayes Barton
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Distance:6 miles


A varied & very peaceful walk following mainly tracks and public paths.

The Walk

A Free Car Park but with a few potholes

B There is a short stretch along a fairly busy country lane.

busy crossingShort stretch along a busy road

C Hayes Barton. The house, dating from around 1470, is not open to the public but can be viewed from nearby.

View of Woodbury Common
View of Woodbury Common

D Most of the quarry is now disused. You are almost descending into a moon crater.

Map of Woodbury Common see below


6 miles
2.hrs 30 mins
forest, moors,
altitude range
45 - 135m
quality of track
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Walk from Woodbury Common to Yettington

Woodbury Common Map

Map of Woodbury Common

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