Best Hatherleigh Walks

through a peaceful, saxon landscape
View of Dartmoor
Select Your WalkWalk 1 (4 miles)Walk 2 (2.1 miles)Walk 3 (3.2 miles)
 East PulworthyHatherleigh Community Trail Hatherleigh Common

Every Tuesday, farmers gather to sell or buy livestock & produce at Hatherleigh Market.

Hatherleigh is Saxon for 'Hawthrown Glade' .

Point of InterestHatherleigh Market
The George, The Tally Ho
parking Pay & Display off Bridge Street
parkingSATNAV Postcode:EX20 3HY

Walk 1 to East Pulworthy (4 miles)


Hatherleigh Town Centre

A very popular walk following quiet lanes and public footpaths through a most tranquil and undisturbed part of West Devon.

There are no pubs en route.

After rainfall some stretches may be muddy.
Firm footwear is essential.

Caution :the route is unsuitable for young children due to a precarious narrow public footpath along a steep river bank ; there are also several high stiles to be negotiated.

It includes a steep climb and a steady descent.

The Walk

A From the Car Park walk past the Sheep Farmers sculpture; then at the junction turn left into Bridge Street.

Turn left into Bridge Street, past the George.

Continue into what looks like a farm yard and follow foot path signs . Cross stile and continue in the same direction ignoring footpath on right.

B Notice the colourful friezes on either side of the tunnel.

C Precarious stretch of footpath.

The path was created by the citizens from Hatherleigh taking the shortest route from town to the station.

River Lew

When joining lane, turn left and continue for 0.7 miles - part of this stretch includes a steep climb.

D Turn left onto a track and continue for .0.7 miles Just before hedge with ladders either side turn left onto a public footpath. Keep hedge on right. Cross style and continue along a track
Take track on left after Pangkor House.

E At the end of the track take footpath on left. From here the route zigzags towards Hatherleigh through various small fields - see maps.

Map of Walk 1

 Walks near Hatherleigh
Two Best Walks with superb coastal views.
 Great Torrington
Great Torrington, second oldest Saxon market town in devon, makes an ideal centre for walking offering extensive views of a dramatically meandering Torridge.



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Walk 2 Hatherleigh Community Trail (2.1 miles)


A pleasant trail designed by the pupils of a local primary school taking in Hatherleigh Common & St Johns Well, an ancient monument.

The route follows sections of the Two Moors Way.

Part of the route across the moor can be boggy.

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Map of Walk 2

Walk 3 Hatherleigh Common (3.2 miles)


A pleasant moorland walk exploring Hatherleigh Common.

The route follows mainly public footpaths and bridleways and includes some steady climbs and descents.

There is nowhere to shelter so a fine day would be ideal!

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Map of Walk 3