Eggesford Walks

following the Tarka Trail with stunning views and scenery
1 hour walks
     
Select Your WalkWalk 1 (5.7 miles)Walk 2 (8.5 miles)Walk 3 (2.7 miles)Walk 4
 Eggesford ForestChawleighFlashdown WoodEggesford Forest

Follow part of the Tarka trail through a most scenic & tranquil landscape.

Point of InterestAll Saints Church,Eggesford
  
Point of InterestThe Earl of Portsmouth (walk 2 only)
  
parkingAll Saints Church,Eggesford

Walk 1 (5.7 miles)

Eggesford Walk

A most varied walk,partly following the Tarka trail to the river Taw and crossing Eggesford Forest.

The route offers some spectacular views of Dartmoor.

A small detour can be made to see Eggesford Airfield,which is still in use.An impressive collection of aircraft,some restored,is kept in the hangar.

Walk 1 
length:5.7 miles
time:2 hrs 20 min
terrain:forests,lanes
fields,tracks
main roads 0%
wellies **
altitude range 79-180m
quality of track ****
  
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Walk 1

 Walks near Eggesford:
  
 Lapford
A lovely country walk from a village with character so typical of 'old' Devon.
  
 
 Zeal Monachorum
The tranquil hills around Zeal 'Monachorum' have changed little since the Middle Ages when they were cultivated by the monks of Buckfast Abbey.
  
 
 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.
  
   
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Walk 2 to Chawleigh (8.5 miles)

A popular but quite strenuous circular walk from Eggesford to Chawleigh - wellingtons are recommended as several public footpaths cross muddy and boggy areas.

Pub at Chawleigh :The Earl of Portsmouth

The route takes you into a most undisturbed ,almost wild part of Devon . The old and barely readable mile stone at Labbet's Cross is inscribed 'Here Ends the Exeter Turnpike XVII 1/2 Miles From Exeter'

There are some spectacular views beyond Nutson farm.

eggosford walk 2

Eggesford Walk 2

Walk 3 Flashdown Wood (2.7 miles)

A pleasant short walk exploringHayne Valley and Flashdown Wood,South of Eggesford.

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All Saints Church,Eggesford

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eggosford walk 2

Eggesford Walk 3

Walk 4 Eggesford Forest ( 1.1 miles)

Eggesford Forest

For a map of Eggesford Forest and a short walk click here.