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Newton Poppleford varied and peaceful walks
1 hour walks
Walk 1 (3.3 miles) Walk 2 (5.5 miles)Walk 3 (5.1 miles)
Orchards and river OtterHarpford CommonOtter,Tipton & Venn Ottery

Three delightful walks around Newton Poppleford

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Walk 1 Orchards and the Otter (3.3 miles)

This shortish walk offers extensive views of Newton Poppleford ; It follows well maintained footpaths and joins the East Devon Way near Southerton,a charming old Devon village ,returning via an impressive orchard and the river Otter.
There are two steady climbs and several stiles.


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Walk 2 Harpford Common (5,5 miles)

This pleasant and most popular walk crosses the beautiful Harpford Common - some stretches can be muddy - and takes you high above the river Otter.

Take care when crossing the busy A3052 (Exeter - Sidmouth).

Walk 2 
5.5 miles
1 hr 55 mins
main roads
2 mins
altitude range
19 - 109 m
quality of track

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Walk 3 Along the Otter to Tipton (5.7 miles)

Venn Ottery Saxon Tower
Venn Ottery Saxon Tower

Free Parking:Back Lane ,off Station Rd.
This gentle 2 hour walk takes you along the river Otter to Tipton St John then returns via Venn Ottery church and its Saxon tower ,Harpford Common and a large orchard.

If it's sunny you can check the time using 'Venn Ottery SolarTime'. Venn Ottery ( wetland near the Otter) was once more important then Tipton.

Look out for Venn Ottery Barton ,a farmhouse dating back to the mid 16th century.

Venn Ottery Solar Time
Venn Ottery Solar Time

Not surprisingly,the countryside it traverses is known as an AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty).

Wellies after rain are recommended.

Newton Poppleford used to boast a 'crape and silk factory' along the banks of the river Otter and during the 19th century many villages were employed in making Honiton lace.


Free car park behind the church



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Walk 1

Walk 2

Walk 3

 Walks near Newton Poppleford:
 Harpford Wood
Delightful (pub) walks through Harpford Wood,a most dramatic and ancient wood containing unique fauna.
 Tipton St John
A very pleasnt walk along the Otter.
Great walks combining forests,moorland and sea with breathtaking views of the Jurassic coast.
 Hawkerland Valley
Exploring a moorland used for storing essential D Day equipment.