Favourite Devon Walks
  Popular Ottery St Mary & East Hill Walks
3 Popular Walks
Knightstone Knightstone
Walk 1 East Hill
 5.9 miles (2h 30)
 difficulty 4/4 (challenging)
Walk 2 Circular Walk on East Hill
 2.8 miles (1h 10)
 difficulty 2/4 (easy)
Walk 3 Ottery St Mary to Easthill
 4.1 miles (1h 40)
 difficulty 3/4 (challenging)

The woods on East Hill are quite a landmark in East Devon and a favourite place for dog walking.


Point of Interest Knightstone Manor
East Hill Forest
Pubs No Pubs en route
parking Outskirts of town :entrance to Chineway Gardens
Walk 1
East Hill (5.9 miles)


This long but very pleasant and varied walk replaces walk 3.

The route takes you to a very remote part of Devon using old tracks and footpaths. It skirts the woods of Easthill with spectacular views of Ottery and beyond.

The walk passes Knightstone, a private Manor, built by Thomas de Bittlesgate in 1380 and one of the best preserved medieval houses in Britain. You can sneak a glimpse of the house and gardens before negotiating the ford.


Walk 2
Circular Walk on East Hill (2.8 miles)
East Hill Forest
East Hill Forest

A very pleasant walk through the forest on East Hill using mainly paths and tracks only, ideal for dogs.

There is a steep climb.

parking East Hill 0.7 m off Chineway Hill - see map



Walk 3
Ottery St Mary to Easthill (4.1 miles)
traffic This walk is no longer recommended due to increased traffic on a lane to a popular farm shop!

The route takes you past Knightstone - see walk 1.

Cob Cottage
Cob Cottage

The walk cane be quite muddy after heavy rain ; it has a steep climb and descent. The views at the top are quite spectacular.

4.1 miles
1 hr 30 mins
main roads
0 %
altitude range
67 - 245 m
 Walks near Ottery St Mary
  Ottery Town
This easy and varied walk crosses Knightstone estate - the private Manor is one of the best preserved medieval houses in Britain - and returns along the Otter.
 Tipton St John
Various popular river walks from a village with a great pub.
A not too strenuous walk towards Ottery St Mary taking you past the historic Cadhay Barton.
 West Hill
A very pleasant walk along the tranquil banks of the Otter following peaceful green lanes with many beautiful views.
 Coleridge Link
A delightful 9 mile walk following the route often taken by Coleridge.
 Escot Park
Escot Park , designed by Capability Brown, is a hidden gem for walkers.