Favourite Devon Walks
  Popular Eggesford Walks
4 Popular Walks
Eggesford Walk Eggesford Walk
  
Walk 1 Exploring Eggesford
 5.7 miles (2h 20)
 difficulty 3/4 (challenging)
Walk 2 to Chawleigh
 8.5 miles (3h 30)
 difficulty 4/4 (challenging)
Walk 3 Flashdown Wood
 2.7 miles (1h 10)
 difficulty 2/4 (easy)
Walk 4 Eggesford Forest
  1.1 miles (30 mins)
 difficulty 1/4 (easy)
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Follow part of the Tarka trail through a most scenic & tranquil landscape.

Eggesford: A ford named after 'Eccon'

Chawleigh : Calf on a hilly meadow

 

Point of Interest All Saints Church,Eggesford
   
Pubs The Earl of Portsmouth (walk 2 only)
   
parking All Saints Church,Eggesford
  The locals refer to the church as 'the one without a village'.
 
 
Walk 1
Exploring Eggesford (5.7 miles)
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Eggesford Airfield
Eggesford Airfield

Difficulty:

A most varied walk,partly following the Tarka trail to the river Taw and crossing Eggesford Forest.

The route offers some spectacular views of Dartmoor.

A small detour can be made to see Eggesford Airfield,which is still in use.An impressive collection of aircraft,some restored, is kept in the hangar.

Walk 1  
time: 2 hrs 20 min
terrain: forests,lanes
fields,tracks
main roads 0%
wellies **
altitude range 79-180m
quality of track ****
   
Routes
   
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Walk 2
to Chawleigh (8.5 miles)
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Difficulty:

Old Bridge
Old Bridge

A popular but quite strenuous circular walk from Eggesford to Chawleigh.

Wellingtons are recommended as several public footpaths cross muddy and boggy areas.

Pub at Chawleigh :The Earl of Portsmouth

The route takes you into a most undisturbed , almost wild part of Devon . The old and barely readable mile stone at Labbet's Cross is inscribed 'Here Ends the Exeter Turnpike XVII 1/2 Miles From Exeter'

There are some spectacular views beyond Nutson farm.

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Walk 3
Flashdown Wood (2.7 miles)
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Difficulty:

A pleasant short walk exploring Hayne Valley and Flashdown Wood, South of Eggesford.

parking All Saints Church,Eggesford

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Walk 4
Eggesford Forest ( 1.1 miles)

Difficulty:

Eggesford Forest
Eggesford Forest

For a map of Eggesford Forest and a short walk click here.

 Walks near Eggesford
  Chulmleigh
Thatched cob cottages , narrow cobbled streets and extensive views of Dartmoor.
  
  Lapford
A lovely country walk from a village with character so typical of 'old' Devon.
  
 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.
   
 
 Morchard Bishop
Morchard (Large Wood) Bishop lies almost halfway on the Two Moors Way . In the village you will find a detailed map of all the footpaths in the area ,a welcome sign to all walkers and hikers.
   
     
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