Best Escot Park Walks

Escot Park
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Walk 1 (1.7 m)Walk 2 (2.6 m)Walk 3 (6.9 m)Walk 4 (3.7 m)Walk 5 (3.6 m)
Short WalkEscot ParkEscot to FenitonEscot to Cadhay House Escot to W Feniton

Escot Park is a hidden gem for walkers and those who love open spaces dotted with large trees - you can park free of charge .

There is a cafe, the Coach House, with toilet facilities.

Red Squirrel Walk (open 10 am to 4.30 pm)

Otters and all our other Animals are accessible only through a fee paying entrance Kiosk.

More information: Wildwood Escot

Point of InterestEscot Park , red squirrels & otters
Point of InterestCoach House, Escot Park
parkingFree Escot Park
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parkingSATNAV Postcode:EX11 1LU

Walk 1 Escot Park (1.7 miles)


Escot Park
This is one of our 'Thirty Minute Walks'

An ideal walk if you prefer a short ramble.

escot to Cadhay House map

Map of Walk 1

Download free map of Escot Park below.

Walk 2 Escot Park (2.6 miles)


Escot House

A short but very pleasant , unspoilt and peaceful walk through the Escot Estate near Feniton.

The river Tale runs through the estate , once full of trout as described in Thackeray's Pendennis:

' He took to fishing the Brawl [Tale], which runs through the Park, and passes not very far from the garden-wall. And by the oddest coincidence, Miss Amory would walk out and would be quite surprised to see Mr. Pendennis fishing.
I wonder what trout Pen caught while the young lady was looking on? or whether Miss Blanche was the pretty little fish which played round his
fly, and which Mr. Pen was endeavouring to hook?

map of walk 1

Map of Walk 2

 Walks near Escot
A fairly easy country walk with well maintained tracks and paths takes you via the delightful hamlet of Larkbeare to the spectacular grounds of Escot.
An easy walk to the picturesque village of Feniton Court - no pub, but a PO and a delightful church. It returns via a wood where deer have been seen.
 Ottery St Mary
A pleasant walk running through the Knightstone estate - one of the best preserved medieval houses in Britain - and returning via East Hill forest.


William Thackeray The 19th century author of Vanity Fair, William Thackeray, grew up in Larkbeare. From here he explored the grounds of Escot Park which years later , in his novel History of Pendennis, becomes 'Clavering Park'.
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Walk 3 Escot to Feniton (6.9 miles)


Another popular walk can be enjoyed starting from Escot. Check out Escot to Feniton


escot to Cadhay House map

Map of Walk 3

Walk 4 Escot to Cadhay House (3.7 miles)


Cadhay House

This delightful (revised) country walk starts at Escot Park and leads via Taleford to Cadhay House , a Tudor mansion open to the public on certain Fridays.

It descends towards Escot church then crosses the old A30 and follows a quiet ane into Taleford.

At the T junction turn right then after 120 metres turn right onto a track and follow footpath .

(This may get waterlogged in which case retrace steps & continue through Taleford. Cross bridge then at T junction turn left then almost immediately right onto a quiet lane and continue to Cadhay)

If track is not waterlogged continue along footpath, cross river using footbridge then when it joins the road turn left.

Continue along this fairly busy lane the turn left on to a track flanked with trees. Cadhay house is on left.

escot to Cadhay House map

Map of Walk 4

Walk 5 Escot to West Feniton (3.6 miles)


Escot Estate away from the crowds

A great amble to enjoy the rolling landscape on the edge of Escot Park.

The route follows public footpaths and quiet lanes.

Escot - Feniton Area