Favourite Devon Walks
  Popular Burlescombe Walks
2 Popular Walks
Great Western Canal Great Western Canal
Walk 1 to the Ruins of an old Priory
 1.3 miles (40 mins)
 difficulty 2/4 (easy)
Walk 2 to Holcombe Rogus
 4.9 miles (2 hours)
 difficulty 3/4 (challenging)

The name means Burgweald's valley with steep sides


Point of Interest Grand Western Canal
Canonsleigh Priory
Westleigh Quarry Trail
Pubs Aysford Arms
parking Limited parking area near Bridge in Burlescombe - see map
Walk 1
to the Ruins of an old Priory (1.3 miles)
Canonsleigh Priory
Canonsleigh Priory


Enjoy a short and easy walk along the Grand Western Canal and into rural Devon,past the ruins of Canonsleigh Priory, an Augustinian nunnery. Much of it still survives.

As you join the main road, turn right then left up a path which runs along a dismantled railway line and takes you back to the car park.

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Walk 2
to Holcombe Rogus (4.9 miles)


Whipcott Bridge
Whipcott Bridge

A delightful and easy walk using part of the Grand Western Canal to Holcombe Rogus - Holcombe means Wooden Valley.

We have been informed by one of our followers that the current walk is blocked by a locked gate ( on a public footpath ! ) after Holcome Rogus . Please use temporary detour map.

drinking well
Drinking Well

Its worth paying a visit to it's 13th century All Saints Church - There has been a place of worship since then 10th century.

Look out for various drinking wells.

The route passes the village pub: Prince of Wales

It returns using mainly footpaths - some may become overgrown.

There is an option to see the ruins of an old priory and follow the Westleigh Quarry Trail (dismantled railway) across the canal and into the village of Burlescombe (towards the pub).

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There are no steep climbs.

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