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Best Lapford Walks

magnificent views of distant rolling hills
1 hour walks
Select Your WalkWalk 1 (5 miles)Walk 2 (4.1 miles) 
 Nymet RowlandFilleigh 

Lapford has clearly maintained its unique individuality and friendly character so typical of 'old' Devon.

parkingThe Old Malt Scoop Inn, open evenings from 17:30.
parkingFree Car Park Lapton nr PO

Walk 1 To Nymet Rowland (5 miles)


Lapford Church
Lapford Church
trafficA busy road has to be crossed 2x.

An easy and peaceful walk offering numerous wide views of distant hills and churches.

We highly recommend this walk if you are in the area.

The climbs are steady and paths are generally well maintained.

The Walk

AStart from the Car Park.

B After crossing the Yeo on a longish wooden bridge the route cuts across an old Roman Fort near Bury Barton, where you can still see an old Chapel.

It continues following lanes meandering through gently rolling fields with glimpses of Dartmoor and Coldridge Church high up on a mound.

C From Nymet Rowland, with its little church snug against a farm the route joins an old Victorian path to Lapford Station.

There is no pub in Nymet Rowland.

Point of InterestViews , Roman Fort, Old Chapel
Extensive Views
Extensive Views


5 miles
1 hr 45 mins
tracks bridle/ footpaths
country lanes
main roads
0 %
altitude range
80- 140 m
quality of track

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Lapford Walk

Map of Lapford Walk 1


 Walks near Lapford
A most varied & scenic walk, partly following the Tarka trail to the river Taw and crossing Eggesford Forest.
Thatched cob cottages , narrow cobbled streetsand extensive views of Dartmoor.
 Morchard Bishop
Morchard (Large Wood) Bishop lies almost halfway on the Two Moors Way . In the village you will find a detailed map of all the footpaths in the area , a welcome sign to all walkers and hikers.
Several walks into Deepest Devon with many views to enjoy.
 Zeal Monachorum
The tranquil hills around Zeal 'Monachorum' have changed little since the Middle Ages when they were cultivated by the monks of Buckfast Abbey.

Walk 2 to Filleigh (4.1 miles)


A rural walk through rolling landscapes with spectacular views.

It starts with two steep climbs and follows public footpaths and quiet lanes.


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Map of Lapford Walk 2