Favourite Devon Walks
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5 Popular Walks
Berry Pomeroy Castle Berry Pomeroy Castle
  
Walk 1 Berry Pomeroy Castle
 5.7 miles (2h 20)
 difficulty 3/4 (challenging)
Walk 2 Berry Pomeroy Castle
 9.1 miles (3h 40)
 difficulty 4/4 (challenging)
Walk 3 Strainytor Copse
 2.5 miles (1h 10)
 difficulty 3/4 (challenging)
Walk 4 Gallows Gate
 5.4 miles (2h 20)
 difficulty 3/4 (challenging)
Walk 5 Marldon to Compton Castle
 5.6 miles (2h 20)
 difficulty 3/4 (challenging)
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Two great walks to Berry Pomeroy Castle through rural countryside which has changed little since the middle ages.

Both walks follow part of the most scenic John Musgrave Trail, a long distance route linking Torquay ,Totnes and Brixham & designed to interest the walker!

You can download the trail here.

Berry Pomeroy Castle was built in Tudor times and is said to be haunted by the spirits of two ladies.

 

Point of Interest Old part of Marldon near Church
Berry Pomeroy Castle
Marldon Christmas Farm
Old Torbay Aircraft Museum
   
Pubs Church House Inn
   
parking Residential: Marldon Cross Hill
 
 
Walk 1
Berry Pomeroy Castle (5.7 miles)
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A long but not too strenuous country walk to Berry Pomeroy Castle following picturesque sections of the John Musgrave Heritage Trail.

A The public footpath path takes you along Marldon Christmas Tree farm.

BThere is a short stretch along the old Totnes Road containing some traffic.

C A small diversion leads you to the site of old Torbay Aircraft Museum.
Unfortunately all aircraft have been sold and the museum no longer exists.

D Berry Pomeroy Castle is now owned by English Heritage - check here for prices & opening times.

You follow the well signed and carefully maintained John Musgrave Heritage Trail back to Marldon.

E Old village of Marldon.
The church, dedicated to Saint John the Baptist , was built in the 14th century.
Perhaps divert to the  Church House Inn

length:
5.7 miles
time:
2 hrs 20 mins
terrain:
tracks, paths
lanes
main roads
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Walk 2
Berry Pomeroy Castle (9.1 miles)
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A longer walk to the castle exploring the tranquil countryside north west of Marldon.

The route returns via the impressive John Musgrave Trail.

There are unfortunately no pubs en route.

busy crossing the busy A381 has to be crossed twice - both without islands. This makes the walk unsuitable for children.
John Musgrave trail near Marldon
Part of the John Musgrave Trail

 

 

Walk 3
Strainytor Copse (2.5 miles)
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A possible 'Walking from Home' walk

This walk follows public footpaths and quiet lanes and joins part of the John Musgrave Heritage Trail.

 

Walk 4
Gallows Gate (5.4 miles)
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A circular walk to Cockington using a new cycle path to Gallows Gate.

It follows part of the popular John Musgrave Trail.

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Walk 5
Marldon to Compton Castle (5.6 miles)
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Compton Castle run by the National Trust
Compton Castle is run by the National Trust

A long but rewarding walk to Compton Castle through a medieval & unspoilt part of Devon with extensive views and a scenic landscape.

The walk follows public footpaths, tracks and generally quiet lanes, but see caution below.

traffic The lane through Compton is subject to heavy traffic.
 Walks near Marldon
   
  Gallows Gate
A circular walk linking Marldon & Cockington
   
  Totnes
Town Trail & Popular Circular Pub Walks around Totnes and along the river Dart
 
  Torquay
Great easy circular walks exploring Torquay's magnificent coast line ,its harbour and Tor Abbey.
   
  Cockington
Two pleasant walks through this most enchanting village, known for its gift shops, craft centre, tea gardens and Drum Inn,designed by Lutyens.