Best Newton Poppleford Walks

1 hour walks
Select Your WalkWalk 1 (2.9 miles)Walk 2 (5.5 miles)Walk 3 (3.5 miles)
 Orchards and river OtterHarpford CommonOtter, Tipton & Venn Ottery

Three delightful walks around Newton Poppleford

The name means New Settlement near Pebble Ford

Point of InterestRoman Road
PubsCannon Inn (check if open)
more cream tea walksSouthern Cross Tearoom
parking1) Behind Church
 2) Recreation Ground, Back Lane

Walk 1 Orchards and the Otter (2.9 miles)



This shortish walk offers extensive views of Newton Poppleford ; It follows well maintained footpaths and joins the East Devon Way near Southerton, a charming old Devon village , returning via an impressive orchard and the river Otter.
There are two steady climbs and several stiles.

Walk 1

Walk 2 Harpford Common (5.5 miles)

Harpford Common

This pleasant and most popular 5+ mile hike crosses the beautiful Harpford Common - some stretches can be muddy - and takes you high above the river Otter.

busy crossingTake care when crossing the busy A3052 (Exeter - Sidmouth).


Take care when crossing the busy A3052 (Exeter - Sidmouth).

tracks, paths
main roads
2 mins
altitude range
19 - 109 m

Map of Walk 2

 Walks near Newton Poppleford
 Harpford Wood
Delightful (pub) walks through Harpford Wood, a most dramatic and ancient wood containing unique fauna.
 Tipton St John
A very pleasant walk along the Otter.
Great walks combining forests, moorland and sea with breathtaking views of the Jurassic coast.
 Hawkerland Valley
Exploring a moorland used for storing essential D Day equipment.

Walk 3 Along the Otter to Tipton (3.5 miles)

Venn Ottery Saxon Tower
Venn Ottery Saxon Tower

This gentle walk takes you along the river Otter to Tipton St John then returns via Venn Ottery church and its Saxon tower and a large orchard.


If it's sunny you can check the time using 'Venn Ottery SolarTime'. Venn Ottery ( wetland near the Otter) was once more important then Tipton.

Look out for Venn Ottery Barton , a farmhouse dating back to the mid 16th century.

Venn Ottery Solar Time
Venn Ottery Solar Time

Not surprisingly, the countryside it traverses is known as an AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty).

Wellies after rain are recommended.

Newton People used to boast a 'crape and silk factory' along the banks of the river Otter and during the 19th century many villages were employed in making Honiton lace.


parkingRecreation Ground, Back Lane

Map of Walk 3