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Ivybridge into remote Devon along the river Erme
1 hour walks

Two delightful walks with dramatic scenery following part of the majestic River Erne.

Point of Interest

River Erme,Harford Church,
Extensive Views
Brunel's Viaduct

River Erme

Proper footwear is essential as some stretches along the river are narrow and some can be muddy.

Ivybridge is an active centre for walkers providing several signed trails :

Western Beacon Trail,Hen Lake Down Trail,Longtimber Woods Trail and a Town Trail (designed by the local primary schools) .

The Ivy clad Bridge
Both walks cross the original ivy clad bridge.

Walk 1 Harford Church & Moorland (7.8 miles)


This most varied walk combines riverside with moorland walking offering extensive views of undulating moorland ,the sea and Plymouth.

The walk itself is not strenuous and follows public bridleways,footpaths and quiet lanes; however some paths are uneven and narrow.


undulating moorland

It requires a day without rain or strong winds!

7.8 miles
3 hr 30 mins
tracks bridle,footpaths
country lanes
main roads
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altitude range
69 - 350 m
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Ivybridge,Leonards Car Park £2.00 all day.

Limited Free spaces Top of Station Rd near Beacon Rd

Walk 2 Longtimber Wood (3.9 miles)

Brunel Viaduct Ivybridge

This is a most popular and easy dog walk along the river Erme and through Longtimber Wood.

It includes one flight of steps.

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