Hatherleigh short walks through a peaceful,saxon landscape
View of Dartmoor
 

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

Hatherleigh (Saxon for 'Hawthrown Glade') boasts two pubs:

The George
The Tally Ho

There are no pubs en route.

Point of Interest

Hatherleigh Market

Walk 1 to East Pulworthy (4 miles)

Difficulty

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

Hatherleigh Town Centre

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.

parking

Pay & Display off Bridge Street

Walk 1

 Walks near Hatherleigh:
  
 Barnstaple
Two Popular 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.
  

 

 

length:
4 miles
  
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