Favourite Devon Walks
  Popular Barnstaple Walks
3 Popular Walks
'Queen Anne's Walk' 'Queen Anne's Walk'
  
Walk 1   Barnstaple Heritage Trail
 1.6 miles (40 mins)
 difficulty 1/4 (easy)
Walk 2  River Walk
 1.7 miles (50 mins)
 difficulty 1/4 (easy)
Walk 3  River & Barnstaple
 2.6 miles (1h 10)
 difficulty 2/4 (easy)
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During the Middle Ages Barnstaple became a thriving exporter of wool and importer of wine and tobacco.

The annual Barnstaple Fair Ceremony is taking place on the 3rd Wednesday in September.

These walks are intended to capture its historic charm.

 

Point of Interest Queen Anne's Walk
Barnstaple Heritage CentreĀ 
Pannier Market
Butchers Row,Paternoster Row
   
Pubs Numerous pubs in Barnstaple
   
parking Pay & Display Car Park at Barnstaple
 
 
Walk 1
  Barnstaple Heritage Trail (1.6 miles)
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Difficulty:

This delightful and easy walk explores its key attractions.

Barnstaple can be traced back to the Romans who may have given it its name (Barum).

A Building of 'Queen Anne's Walk', now a Heritage Centre is well worth a visit when open! Merchants used to conduct their business between the columns.

B Albert Memorial Clock Tower built in 1862 , a year after Prince Albert died.

C Rock Park named after William Frederick Rock a wealthy printer and benefactor.

D The Inn on the Square (Victorian)

E Butchers Row & Pannier Market .based on the Victorian idea of having butchers on one side of the road, and a place for marketers with baskets (panniers) on the other.

F South Gate on High Street

G Castle Green & Castle Mount - not much remains of the motte and bailey castle dating back to William the Conqueror.

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Walk 2
  River Walk (1.7 miles)
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River Taw
River Taw

An easy and most enjoyable walk along the river Taw following public footpaths and cycleways.

 

Walk 3
  River & Barnstaple (2.6 miles)
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Difficulty:

This delightful and easy walk combines walks 1 & 2 ; it follows the river Taw and explores Barnstaples historic sites.

 

 

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  Ilfracombe
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  Combe Martin
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  Exmoor Walks
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  Arlington Court
Exploring a scenic countryside