Gittisham cob and thatch cottages & unspoilt parklands
1 hour walks
    
 Walk 1 (3 miles)Walk 2 (5.7 miles)Walk 3 (3.4 x 2 miles)
 Bellevue Plantation Alfington Honiton

Gittisham is an old picture postcard village known for its cob and stone cottages .

Point of InterestVillage of Gittisham,Beech Woods
Combe House Hotel, renamed the Pig
  
parking Limited spaces near church

Walk 1 Bellevue Plantation (3 miles)

Difficulty

Although steep in places this is a most rewarding walk in a most secluded part of Devon.

It takes you through beech woods ,along the grand Pig Hotel park and past quaint old thatched cottages .

Gittisham Cob and thatch

The church ,built in the 15th century,is worth a visit.

You'll find a statue of Henry Beaumont,who probably built the Elizabethan Combe House.

Bellevue in the distance

 

length:
3 miles
time:
1 hr 15 mins
terrain:
tracks,paths
lanes
stiles
 
main roads
0 %
1%
altitude range
98 - 236 m
quality of track
****
  
  
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There is a steady climb & a steep descent.

Walk 1

 Walks near Gittisham: 
    
 
HonitonAwliscombe Feniton 

Walk 2 Alfington (5.7 miles)

Difficulty

A longer walk to the village of Alfington using public footpaths ,bridle ways and old tracks.

It follows part of the Exeter to Honiton long distance hiking route ,which runs through Gittisham.

There are no pubs en route but the views are extensive and spectacular.

Part of Landscore Lane,the bridle way down towards Alfington,can become somewhat overgrown.

Alfington's little church is well worth a visit.

From this village there is a steady climb to Bellevue Plantation and a sandy track ,in the summer flanked by wild flowers.

trafficStretches in Alfington have no pavement & the road can be quite busy.

 

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Walk 2

Walk 3 Honiton one way (3.4 miles)

Difficulty

This fairly easy and very pleasant walk crosses Roundball Wood and follows a scenic hiking route into Honiton.

There are several ways of doing this walk:

  • Walk to Honiton and take the 367 bus back - check for time table.
  • Walk to Honiton and return via Church Hill,Weatherill Road,Higher Brand Lane to Bottom Road,Roundball lane to the A375 and back to Gittisham.

 

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Walk 3