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Longdown exploring hidden Devon with extensive views
Parke Estate

Longdown is a small but active village on the Exeter to Dunsford road.

It boasts one pub    The Lamb

Walk 1 to Holcombe Burnell (2.2 miles)

Holcombe Burnell

A very pleasant walk following public footpaths and quiet lanes through a most beautiful & unspoilt part of Devon.

A From the Car Park take foot path on right of Village Hall.

At the lane turn left and descend to Holcombe Burnell ,its manor house and church.

Part of the Manor House at Holcombe Burnell dates back to Henry VIII.

A chapel built next to the manor house was destroyed and rebuilt in the early 19th century.

B As you reach a stream ignore footpath on left but climb steadily along a stream,curving slightly to the right.

When reaching a hedge on left follow this keeping hedge on your left until you come to an opening in the hedge.

C Climb stiles and enter a field . Follow hedge on left to the top.

At the lane turn right and continue for 0.3 miles.

D Just before a lane on your left ,take footpath on your right and continue following the path to the bottom of the hill - Continue through a wood until you reach the track you came from.

Turn left and continue back to the car park.

The route involves two steady descents and climbs.

Point of Interest

Holcombe Burnell Church
Manor House

En Route

No Pubs or Cafe

3.5 miles
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Walk 2 to Holcombe Burnell Church (2.3 miles)


Similar to the first walk but ,on return,it follows quet country lanes.

The walk descends into Holcombe Burnell and slowly climbs into a wooded area.

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Car Park,Village Hall

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Walk 1

Walk 2

 Walks near Longdown :
Many popular walks around Dunsford & Steps Bridge including the famous Daffodil Walk
Various walks from a most picturesque village known for the longest ford in the UK
Three pleasant pub walks from the well known 'Nobody Inn'