Favourite Devon Walks
  Popular Upottery Walk
1 Popular Walk
Old Track to the Otter Old Track to the Otter
  
 
 

 

   
Difficulty

Upottery boasts one pub , The Sidmouth Arms.

This pleasant walk on the edge of the Blackdown Hills can be quite muddy after heavy rain fall; so wellies are recommended.

It follows an old track and footpath to the Otter which eventually leads to a country lane. Turn left then left into a track.

Upottery in distance
Upottery tucked away

The walk steadily climbs towards what used to be called Upottery Airport (Smeatharpe) - you pass a brick memorial to the USAAF Station 462.

From here, follow a lane towards the now disused airport . Just before a chapel (150 m) turn left into a public footpath which takes you back to Upottery.

If you want to see the disused airport continue along the lane until you reach a T junction. Ahead, you will notice the airport and an old control tower.

Smeatharpe Runway
Smeatharpe Runway
length:
4.6 miles
time:
1 hr 50 mins
terrain:
tracks footpaths
country lanes
main roads
0 %
10%
altitude range
150 - 225 m
quality of track
**
stiles
several

Point of Interest River Otter , USAAF memorial
parking Upottery Residential
   

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