Eggesford Forest Walks

Walks Near Me

Eggesford Forest , managed by the Forestry Commission,  is an ideal centre for short walks.

It's beauty and unspoilt charm is due in many ways to its isolation.

  • Caution, some paths can be quite steep.
  • In 1601, Christopher Wood inherited the Eggesford estate and planted a large number of trees in the woods.
  • In the 19th century, the Eggesford estate was owned by the Acland family who continued to manage the woods for forestry purposes.
  • In the 20th century, the Eggesford estate was sold to the Forestry Commission.
  • The woods are also home to a variety of wildlife, including deer, foxes, and badgers.
Point of InterestEggesford Forest,
picnic area
PubsNone in this area
parkingCar park at Hilltown Wood & Heywood Wood.
parkingSATNAV Postcode: EX18 7LD 
Map of Eggesford Forest
Eggesford Forest
The Little Dart Ridge & Valley long distance Walk running through Eggesford Forest

Walk 1 Forest and stream Walk (1.1 miles)


A short but very pleasant and gentle woodland amble a long a stream with two foot bridges and some steps.

However, we advise you to print our map and explore the forest more fully.

1.1 miles
quality of track
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Map of Walk 1

 Walks near Eggesford Forest
A most varied & scenic walk, partly following the Tarka trail to the river Taw and crossing Eggesford Forest.
Thatched cob cottages , narrow cobbled streetsand extensive views of Dartmoor.
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.

Walk 2 Forest & rural Southcot (2.4 miles)


This walk follows public footpaths and bridlepaths and joins the Little Dart Ridge and Valley Way, a long distance walk between Chumleigh and Witheridge as it re-enters the forest.

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Map of Walk 2

Map of Eggesford Forest's paths & tracks