Favourite Devon Walks
  Popular Sticklepath Walks
2 Popular Walks
River Taw River Taw
Walk 1 Sticklepath to Belstone
 4.5 miles (1h 50)
 difficulty 4/4 (challenging)
Walk 2 Along the Taw
 1.8 miles (50 mins)
 difficulty 3/4 (challenging)

Two delightful walks with dramatic scenery following the meandering River Taw.

Finch Foundary
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The name probably means 'Steep Path'


Point of Interest Belstone ,river Taw and fauna along tracks
  Finch Foundary, its National Trust shop and tea-room
Pubs Taw River Inn
parking Sticklepath ,residential
Walk 1
Sticklepath to Belstone (4.5 miles)
Stocks at Belstone
Stocks at Belstone

This most scenic walk follows the cascading river Taw all the way to the quaint and ancient village of Belstone, known for its stocks and pub.

A From the Finch Foundary walk towards Taw River Inn pub and continue along main road.

B Just after crossing the river Taw turn right onto bridlepath and follow the Tarka Trail.

C Continue following this bridle path keeping close to the river -
Parts of the path are quite rocky demanding strong footwear.

D After crossing the river continue to next bridge. Cross river again and continue with river on your right.

E The path turns inland for a short while then loops right ,up a grassy hill towards Belstone. The views here are quite magnificent.

F Walk into Belstone past stocks, church and pub. At the T junction turn right then left onto a public footpath.

G When you reach a lane turn right.
Ignore first footpath on right but continue for 200m and almost at the end of a wooded area take footpath right . At the end of the path turn left into a lane.

H Take bridlepath on right and follow a bluebell and ramson lined track back to Sticklepath.

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Walk 2
Along the Taw (1.8 miles)
Foot Bridge across the Taw
Foot Bridge across the Taw

This walk follows the Taw , as above , then crosses the river to a car park returning via a country lane. Allow for at least an hour


Parts of the path along the river are quite rocky demanding strong footwear.


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