Favourite Devon Walks
  Popular Bickleigh Walks
4 Popular Walks
Bickleigh Castle Bickleigh Castle
Walk 1 Bickleigh Castle
 5.4 miles (2h 20)
 difficulty 4/4 (challenging)
Walk 2 to Tiverton
 4 miles (1h 40)
 difficulty 3/4 (challenging)
Walk 3 via Cadeleigh
 5.1 miles (2h 10)
 difficulty 3/4 (challenging)
Walk 4 One way to Silverton
 4.5 miles (1h 50)
 difficulty 3/4 (challenging)

Bickleigh is known for its bridge across the Exe, its 15th century castle, an old mill, a Railway Centre and two popular pubs.

There are several circular walks from Bickleigh, all quite strenuous and following some paths but mostly quiet, narrow lanes.

There are 2 Bickleighs in Devon, one near Plymouth and this one, near Tiverton. Perhaps to avoid confusion, the old railway station was called Cadeleigh.


Point of Interest What to see

Bickleigh Castle

Bickley Mill

Bickleigh Railway Centre

parking Bickleigh Mill Overflow Car Park
Pubs Fishermans Cot
Walk 1
Bickleigh Castle (5.4 miles)


This moderate walk follows part of the scenic Exe Valley Way and passes Bickleigh Castle with its 6th century chapel, arguably the oldest building in Devon - access by appointment only.

During the Winter months wellies are strongly recommended.

There are no pubs en route and the walk has one steep climb.

Bickleigh Mill is ideal for refreshments.

Bickleigh Mill more cream tea walks



Walk 2
to Tiverton (4 miles one way)


Another popular & easy walk starts at Tiverton and finishes at Bickleigh.

If you are setting off from Tiverton take the road past the museum and follow the river and the Exe Valley Way via Collipriest - see map.

Paths are generally well maintained though stretches of the walk can be wet.

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Walk 3
via Cadeleigh (5.1 miles)


Bickleigh bridge over troubled water
Bickleigh Bridge over Troubled Water

A most delightful walk of moderate difficulty to Cadeleigh - after a wet spell stretches along the river need wellies.

 There is still a pub in Cadeleigh, the Cadeleigh Arms , now owned by the community and well worth a visit!


Walk 4
One way to Silverton (4.5 miles)
Bickleigh Mill
Bickleigh Mill

Follow the Two County Ways to Silverton and enjoy a lunch or some refreshments and take the 55A bus back or return the same way.

The way is not signed but use the gpx below to follow the route on your mobile or gps.

There is one steep descent into Silverton but the views are quite spectacular.

The route is dog friendly and follows public footpaths and quiet lanes.


 Walks near Bickleigh
A delightful canal walk - you may meet a shire horse pulling a barge!
Three scenic walks through a lush & tranquil landscape from a village known for its Inn.
Popular walks from one of the oldest villages in Devon, featuring an oak tree almost 1000 years old.
Raddon Hills offer the walker some of the best views of Dartmoor and Haldon,ideal for a picnic.