Favourite Devon Walks
  Popular Ide Walks
4 Popular Walks
Ide Ford College Block Ide Ford College Block
Walk 1 Around Ide
 1.9 miles (50 mins)
 difficulty 3/4 (challenging)
Walk 2 West along Fordland Brook
 2.9 miles (1h 20)
 difficulty 3/4 (challenging)
Walk 3 Ide to Alphington circular
 4.2 miles (1h 50)
 difficulty 3/4 (challenging)
Walk 4 Old Ide circular
 difficulty 3/4 (challenging)

Ide ( pronounced 'eed' ) lies protected between the A30 and several steep hills.

All walks from Ide involve a certain amount of climbing and descending.


Point of Interest Longest ford in England
Ide abandoned railway line & Halt
Pubs The Huntsman
parking Free Ide Car Park,nr roundabout
Walk 1
Around Ide (1.9 miles)
Ahead, a Roman Signal Post
Ahead, a Roman Signal Post

Follow a footpath next the car park to a stile; then join the abandoned railway track which used to lead to Alphington. You'll soon notice a footpath on your right; follow this and when you enter a field always keep to close to the hedge on your left until you reach the top of a steep hill.

From here you will have great views of Devon's rolling hills and the city of Exeter. It is not a coincidence that nearby a Roman signal station has been found.

As you descend, you can still see part of what would have been the old railway bridge.

For more information on the old Ide line click here.

Near the WW1 memorial, either fork left to return to Ide or turn right & for a short while follow the pavement along the main road ,then turn left into a public footpath leading to the longest ford in England!

Which ever way, you will be passing the Hunts man pub and perhaps investigate for some refreshments.

Continue up the hill then just before the school, turn into a path on your right which eventually takes you to Ide's church

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Walk 2
West along Fordland Brook (2.9 miles)
Ide's Long Ford
Ide's Long Ford
Point of Interest Ford and Bottom road used by twitchers

The route follows mainly quiet country lanes: Station road, Fordland Bottom road,College Lane & Scratch Face Lane, each pointing to an interesting past.


Walk 3
Ide to Alphington circular (4.2 miles)

For more information on this most popular walk click here

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Walk 4
Old Ide circular
Old Crossing
Old Crossing

A delightfully short walk exploring the unspoiled Alphington Brook Valley.

 Walks near Ide:  
AlphingtonShillingford Green Circle