Favourite Devon Walks
  Popular Kentisbeare Walks
5 Popular Walks
Goodiford Mill Fishery Goodiford Mill Fishery
Walk 1 Silver Woods & Lakes
 2.6 miles (1h 10)
 difficulty 2/4 (easy)
Walk 2 Blackdown Hills
 5.8 miles (2h 20)
 difficulty 3/4 (challenging)
Walk 3 Kerswell Priory
 6.4 miles (2h 40)
 difficulty 4/4 (challenging)
Walk 4 Pirzwell & Lakes
 4.1 miles (1h 40)
 difficulty 4/4 (challenging)
Walk 5 Blackborough House
 5.4 miles (2h 20)
 difficulty 3/4 (challenging)

Five very pleasant walks from this charming village.

Beare means a small wood - Kentis ?


Point of Interest 3 old yews in church yard , Blackdown Hills
Pubs Wyndham Arms
parking Kentisbeare Car Park behind church
Walk 1
Silver Woods & Lakes (2.6 miles)


Shorter walk (55 minutes) takes you through Silver Woods, a conservation area, & along Goodiford Mill Fishery passing numerous small lakes full of wild life.

It returns via quiet lanes, some flanked by orchards, and well maintained footpaths.

parking Kentisbeare Car Park behind church


Walk 2
Blackdown Hills (5.8 miles)
Views of Distant Haldon
Views of Distant Haldon


The second takes you on to the beautiful Blackdown Hills from where you can see the Exe estuary. On the way back the footpath takes you past Blackborough House, a derelict manor house

These directions are not to be used without a map:

A From the car park walk towards the church and take a footpath to the right of the building. At the T junction turn right onto Priest Hill.
After 130 where the road bends to the right take the left fork and continue along the lane until you see a track on right. Turn into the track and after a short while take footpath on right. Follow this path for 0.4 miles
Turn left onto a lane then take lane on right.

B Continue on this lane for 0.35 miles then after the farm yard turn left onto a Footpath.
Follow this Footpath and after 0.41 miles turn right onto a service road. Continue in easterly direction.The drive turns into a track then into a path.
Take this footpath which eventually leads to Saint Hill. Where the track joins the lane continue left then soon take a footpath on right past the chapel.

C Follow this path ( a steady climb) until you reach a lane - just before the lane the path runs parallel to a private drive.
Turn right, still climbing, and turn left at the next junction, after a telephone booth.

D .Continue along this lane through Blackborough (no pub) and past the cemetery on right.

Just before a gate where the lane becomes a drive, turn left onto public footpath.
Descend until you reach the beginning of a lane near some houses. During the winter this can be muddy.

E After 0.2 miles you arrive at a junction. Cross over and follow the lane past Pirzwell farm.
Ignoring a lane junction on right the road bends sharp left and soon you will see a track on right.

F Follow this track (Green Lane) .After 0.69 miles turn left onto a lane called Silver Street .Follow this lane back into Kentisbeare.

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Walk 3
Kerswell Priory(6.4 miles or 7.1 miles)


This walk takes you to the Blackdown Hills, through a beautiful coniferous forest returning via Kerswell & Kerswell Priory.

A 30 min longer version (blue) skirts the Devon & Somerset Gliding Club & descends using footpaths, tracks & lanes into Kerswell.

There is no pub in Kerswell.

There is one pub in Kentisbeare, the Wyndham Arms, a grade II listed historic coaching inn.


Walk 4
Pirzwell & Lakes (4.1 miles)

An easy walk to enjoy the rolling tranquil landscape around Kentisbeare following tracks , public footpaths and quiet lanes.


Walk 5
Blackborough House (5.4 miles)
Blackborough House
Blackborough House

Great walk to Jaguar graveyard and Blackborough House.


More information and route

 Walks near Kentisbeare
An exhilarating walk from one of the most picturesque villages in Devon.
  Blackborough House
A steady climb takes you to the ruins of Blackborough House - grade III listed.
Three popular walks including a rewarding but somewhat strenuous ramble to the ruins of an old abbey
A delightful and gentle walk following a well defined footpath along the river Culm