Best Oakford Walks

exploring hidden valleys, hamlets and woods

Oakford, on the edge of Exmoor, makes an ideal centre for exploring hidden undisturbed valleys and magnificent woods.

Point of Interestvillage of Oakford , views , oak woods
Red Lion
parking Village Hall Car Park, off Rookery Hill
Oakford Village
Oakford Village

Walk 1 Views & Woodland (4.2 miles)

A delightful walk taking in woodland and tranquil rolling hills with many views to enjoy.


The Walk

A Turn right out of the village hall car park and walk into the charming village of Oakford.

The walk passes St Peter's church dating back to the thirteenth century.and the  Red Lion , well worth a visit.

B Ignore footpath on left through a farm but take the second one on left & enjoy the spectacular views of the Exe valley.

Cross a field diagonally towards a gate in between a hedge. Go through gate then follow hedge on right. Continue down to another gate.

Turn right into a track then when you join a lane cross diagonally right onto a footpath.

C This stretch bit is poorly signed but continue across two stiles until you join a gate on the edge of a small residential area.

sheep grazing

Enjoy splendid views of Mid Devon as you descend somewhat steeply to two bridges.

Follow path until you reach a lane.


Turn right and continue following this lane past a trout fish farm.

Cross a bridge and turn left into cul de sac.

D Continue past a letter box on left and turn right into a track at the edge of the hamlet.

E The public foot path runs past the left side of cottage and continues crossing a junction of tracks steadily climbing.

F At the edge of the wood turn right and head up hill in the direction of the yellow arrow towards three lonely oaks. Follow the yellow arrows.

G Walk crosses the gardens of a house onto a dirt track which eventually leads to a lane.

Turn right and follow lane across a junction.

H Take the next lane left to gently descend into Oakford.

At the T junction , turn left and continue to car park.

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Map of Walk 1

Footpath along old cottage

Footpath along an old cottage

 Walks near Oakford
Various options including a delightful canal walk - you may meet a shire horse pulling a barge!
Dulverton delightful town, boasting several pubs, restaurants , cafes and shops is a most popular centre for walkers
A charming Saxon town north of Tiverton boasting several pubs and an old motte and bailey castle.
Great walks around Knightshayes' estate with its beautiful gardens and an impressive victorian Gothic mansion.

Walk 2 Woodland & Stream (2.7 miles)

Red Lion Oakford

A shorter but equally delightful walk taking in woodland , a stream and tranquil rolling hills.


The route follows mainly public footpaths.

It includes one steep descent and a steady climb.

Some stretches may become muddy after heavy rain.

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Map of Walk 2