Favourite Devon Walks
  Popular Maidencombe Walks
5 Popular Walks
  
Walk 1 Maidencombe
 3.5 miles (1h 30)
Walk 2 Maidencombe less steep
 4 miles (1h 40)
 difficulty 3/4 (challenging)
Walk 3 North Maidencombe
 1.3 miles (40 mins)
 difficulty 3/4 (challenging)
Walk 4 South Maidencombe
 1.3 miles (40 mins)
 difficulty 3/4 (challenging)
Walk 5 Valley of Rocks
 2.5 miles (1h 10)
 difficulty 3/4 (challenging)
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Five delightful walks - some with a chance to see wild ponies!

Domesday Book records Maidencombe as having 1 villager, 2 smallholders & 1 slave (!). Today due to its locality it still consists of only a few houses.

Any walk to or from Maidenhead includes hills, some quite steep almost halving your walking speed.

Combe means a valley with grassy hills

 

Point of Interest Coast Line, wild ponies Historic area
   
Pubs Thatched Inn
   
parking See below
 
 
Walk 1
Maidencombe (3.5 miles)
 MAP

A strenuous but most rewarding walk with magnificent views of the coast and very dramatic countryside grazed by ponies.

Caution: This walk includes some very steep descents and is as much a challenge as an ordeal depending on your knees and stamina - try walk 1b instead.

main roads
0 %
2 stretches
altitude range
27 - 132 m
quality of track
***
stiles
several

 

Walk 2
Maidencombe less steep (4 miles)
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Difficulty:

This Walk avoids the steep hills but you will still see the ponies!

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Walk 3
North Maidencombe (1.3 miles)
  MAP

Difficulty:

A fine walk North of Maidencombe.

 
   
parking Pay & Display car park in the village (1 hour £1.30 during summer season else £1 a day)

 

Walk 4
South Maidencombe (1.3 miles)
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Difficulty:

A delightful walk South of Maidencombe.

parking Pay & Display car park in the village (1 hour £1.30 during summer season else £1 a day)

 

 

Walk 5
Valley of Rocks (2.5 miles)
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Difficulty
   

The walk takes you through the Valley of Rocks via the John Musgrave Heritage Trail into Maidencombe then follows a magnificent coastline.

Start from Car Park off Watcombe Beach Road.

There is an option to descend to Watcombe Beach (during the summer a cafe might be open).

This walk can be combined with walk 2.

Thatched Tavern
Maidencombe's main attraction is its history and pub ,the Thatched Inn.

parking Pay & Display car park in the village (1 hour £1.30 during summer season else £1 a day)

 Walks near Maidencombe:  
      
 
BabbacombeTorquay Teignmouth