Best Kentisbeare Walks

1 hour walks
Walk 1 (2.6 m)Walk 2 (5.8 m)Walk 3 (6.4 m)Walk 4 (4.1 m)Walk 5 (5.4)
Silver WoodsBlackdown HillsKerswell Priory.Pirzwell & LakesBlackborough House

Five very pleasant walks from this charming village.

Beare means a small wood - Kentis ?

Point of Interest3 old yews in church yard , Blackdown Hills
PubsWyndham Arms
parkingKentisbeare Village Hall Car Park behind church
parkingPostcode:EX15 2BG

Walk 1 Silver Woods & Lakes (2.6 miles)

Goodiford Mill Fishery


This delightful 1 hour walk walk takes you through Silver Woods, a conservation area, & along Goodiford Mill Fishery passing numerous small lakes full of wild life.

It returns via quiet lanes, some flanked by orchards, and well maintained footpaths.

parking Kentisbeare Car Park behind church

Map of Walk 1

 Walks near Kentisbeare
An exhilarating walk from one of the most picturesque villages in Devon.
  Blackborough House
A steady climb takes you to the ruins of Blackborough House - grade III listed.
Three popular walks including a rewarding but somewhat strenuous ramble to the ruins of an old abbey
A delightful and gentle walk following a well defined footpath along the river Culm

Walk 2 Blackdown Hills (5.8 miles)

Views of Distant Haldon


This almost 6 mile hike takes you on to the beautiful Blackdown Hills from where you can see the Exe estuary.

On the way back the footpath takes you past Blackborough House, a derelict manor house.

These directions are not to be used without a map:

The Walk

A From the car park walk towards the church and take a footpath to the right of the building. At the T junction turn right onto Priest Hill.
After 130 where the road bends to the right take the left fork and continue along the lane until you see a track on right. Turn into the track and after a short while take footpath on right. Follow this path for 0.4 miles
Turn left onto a lane then take lane on right.

B Continue on this lane for 0.35 miles then after the farm yard turn left onto a Footpath.
Follow this Footpath and after 0.41 miles turn right onto a service road. Continue in easterly direction.The drive turns into a track then into a path.
Take this footpath which eventually leads to Saint Hill. Where the track joins the lane continue left then soon take a footpath on right past the chapel.

C Follow this path ( a steady climb) until you reach a lane - just before the lane the path runs parallel to a private drive.
Turn right, still climbing, and turn left at the next junction, after a telephone booth.

D Continue along this lane through Blackborough (no pub) and past the cemetery on right.

Just before a gate where the lane becomes a drive, turn left onto public footpath.
Descend until you reach the beginning of a lane near some houses. During the winter this can be muddy.

E After 0.2 miles you arrive at a junction. Cross over and follow the lane past Pirzwell farm.
Ignoring a lane junction on right the road bends sharp left and soon you will see a track on right.

F Follow this track (Green Lane) .After 0.69 miles turn left onto a lane called Silver Street .Follow this lane back into Kentisbeare.

Map of Walk 2








5.8 miles
2 hr 15 mins
tracks bridle/ paths
main roads
0 %
altitude range
87 - 242 m
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Walk 3 Kerswell Priory(6.4 miles or 7.1 miles)

Rolling Fields


This 7 mile hike takes you to the Blackdown Hills, through a beautiful coniferous forest returning via Kerswell & Kerswell Priory.

A 30 min longer version (blue) skirts the Devon & Somerset Gliding Club & descends using footpaths, tracks & lanes into Kerswell.

There is no pub in Kerswell.

There is one pub in Kentisbeare, the Wyndham Arms, a grade II listed historic coaching inn.

Map of Walk 3

Walk 4 Pirzwell & Lakes (4.1 miles)


An easy 4 mile walk to enjoy the rolling tranquil landscape around Kentisbeare following tracks , public footpaths and quiet lanes.

Walk 5 Blackborough House (5.4 miles)

Blackborough House

Great walk to Jaguar graveyard and Blackborough House.


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