Favourite Devon Walks
  Popular Feniton to Escot Walk
1 Popular Walk
  
 
 

 

Point of InterestEscot Park
Railway Walk An ideal circular Train Trail from Feniton Station

This pleasant walk starts in Feniton and follows the Old Route of the LSWR Branch Line, along the Otter.

Difficulty:

It leads to the charming hamlet of Talford and passes the delightful Escot church - this now stands quite isolated from Escot House due to the construction of the new A30, when dozens of protestors — including Swampy— caused a major upheaval by building a network of tunnels and camping in trees.

The walk takes you through part of Escot Park designed by Capability Brown in the 18th century.
He introduced a new style of landscape with serpentine lakes and clumps of trees standing in vivid contrast against smooth undulating grass running straight to the house.

A popular walk throughout the year but especially during the festive season .

length:
6.9 miles
time:
2 hrs 5 mins
terrain:
tracks,paths
lanes
main roads
0.1 %
1%
altitude range
47 - 102 m
quality of track
***
parking Station Road
elevation

No steep climbs.

 Walks near Feniton
  
  Talaton
A fairly easy country walk with well maintained tracks and paths takes you via the delightful hamlet of Larkbeare to the spectacular grounds of Escot designed by Capability Brown
  
 Ottery St Mary
A pleasant walk running through the Knightsone estate - one of the best preserved medieval houses in Britain - and returning via East Hill forest.
   
 Escot
Escot Park is a hidden gem for walkers and those who love open spaces dotted with large trees.