Best Membury Walks

through a tranquil rural landscape
1 hour walks
Walk 1 (3 miles)Walk 2 (5.2 miles)Walk 3 (8.7 miles) 
Yarty CopseRiver Yarty Wambrook 

Membury is an old village  in the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 

It lies on an old straight road linking Lyme Regis to Taunton.

Name means 'a stone fortified enclosure.

Point of InterestVillage of Membury
14th Century Church
Prehistoric Hill fort
Thomas Wakley , editor of The Lancet
parking Car Park near Village Hall
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Walk 1 Yarty Copse (3 miles)


Membury Church

The church , built in the 14th century, is well worth a visit.

A scenic walk through the Blackdown Hills, an Area of Natural Beauty.

It starts with steepish climb then descends steadily and returns via the hamlet of Rock.

After heavy rain some stretches through the woods may become muddy.


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Walk 1

Walk 2 River Yarty (5.2 miles)


Beckford Bridge
Beckford Bridge

A very pleasant & peaceful 5 mile hike with a 1.4 mile stretch along the river Yarty.

Beckford Bridge is said to be the one of the oldest packhorse bridges.

Although steep in places this is a most rewarding walk in a very secluded part of East Devon.

There are no pubs en route but the views are extensive.

Bellevue in the distance
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Walk 2

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Walk 3 Wambrook (8.7 miles)


Wambrook Church

A longer (pub) very varied walk to Wambrook and the Cotley Inn using public footpaths , bridle ways and old tracks.

On return it follows part of the Monmouth Rebellion Way long distance hiking route , which runs through Membury.



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Walk 3