Favourite Devon Walks
  Popular Colaton Raleigh Walks
2 Popular Walks
obelisk nr otterton Obelisk nr Otterton
  
Walk 1 Otter River & Moorland
 7.5 miles (3h 10)
 difficulty 3/4 (challenging)
Walk 2 Village to moorland
 4 miles (1h 40)
 difficulty 3/4 (challenging)
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Colaton Raleigh is surrounded by ancient trackways which fortunately have not as yet been surfaced.

The name means 'Cola's farm/settlement.run by Raleigh family in the 13th century.

 

Point of Interest Colaton Raleigh & Otterton villages
Otterton Mill , Obelisk , Bicton Church
   
Pubs Colaton Raliegh: The Otter
Otterton: Otterton Mill
Kings Arms
   
parking Otterton or Colaton Raleigh , both residential
 
 
Walk 1
Otter River & Moorland (7.5 miles)
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Difficulty

This delightful walk initially follows the river Otter and passes an impressive weir & trout ladder ;it then turns towards Colaton Raleigh with its famous cob wall and crosses part of the old Budleigh to Newton Poppleford railway line . It then climbs steadily until the edge of Colaton Raleigh Common .The views are stunning.

You return skirting Bicton Park and the ruins of an old Bicton Church - '...a small ancient structure, situated in a romantic spot, encircled by a beautiful screen of woods, in the lower part of the park, but it will be taken down after the completion of the handsome new church, now (1849,) erecting near it by Lady Rolle. . . '

All paths are well maintained.

length:
7.5 miles
time:
2 hrs 40mins
quality of track
****
   
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Walk 2
Village to moorland (4 miles)
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Difficulty

This walk follows quiet lanes, old tracks and public footpaths to explore the beautiful rolling hills and moorland near Colaton.

Rolling Hills
Rolling Hills

 

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 Walks near Colaton Raleigh
  
  Otterton
Tucked behind the Jurassic coast and on the river Otter,Otterton has become a favourite centre for walkers and hikers.
  
 Hayes Barton
This most enjoyable walk takes you near Hayes Barton, where Sir Walter Raleigh was born.
   
 Budleigh Salterton
ThIs easy walk (3.2 miles) takes you along the pebbled sea-front,the famous 'Raleigh Wall', the Otter Estuary Nature reserve with its teeming wild life.
   
 East Budleigh
Mentioned in the Doomesday Book this picturesque village with a car park is and a famous pub is ideal for exploring the delightful Raleigh country.