Best Devon Walks
Best North Tawton Walks
2 TOP Walks
North Tawton Walk
North Tawton Walk
Walk 1 to Bondleigh
 5.7 miles (2h 20)
 difficulty 4/4 (challenging)
Walk 2 To the Taw
 2.3 miles (1 hour)
 difficulty 3/4 (challenging)

Two long distance walks cross at North Tawton, Tarka Trail & Devonshire Heartland Way , making it an ideal walking centre.

North Tawton , the smallest town in Devon, means Settlement along the River Taw

Point of InterestAncient Market Town
Site of Roman Fort South of North Tawton
Ted HughesTed Hughes and Sylvia Plath moved to North Tawton in 1961
Pubs Fountain Inn
White Heart

The Copper Key
No pubs in Bondleigh
parkingBarkers Way
Walk 1
to Bondleigh (5.7 miles)


This very pleasant almost 6 mile hike, most of it on footpaths, follows part of the Tarka Trail along the river Taw towards Bondleigh church.

Generally the paths are well signed and maintained but GPS us recommended turning off towards Langland Copse.

A small stretch through the copse can be quite muddy even in summer.

5.7 miles
2hrs 5mins
fields, tracks
country lanes
main roads
altitude range
95 - 180 m
quality of track

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parkingBarkers Way


Walk 2
To the Taw (2.3 miles)
Bridge Across the Taw
Bridge Across the Taw


A short but equally pleasant walk to the river Taw.


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 Walks near North Tawton
Great Torrington
Great Torrington, second oldest Saxon market town in devon, makes an ideal centre for walking offering extensive views of a dramatically meandering Torridge.
A most varied & scenic walk, partly following the Tarka trail to the river Taw and crossing Eggesford Forest.
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.
Explore a most tranquil saxon landscape.