Best Ottery St Mary & East Hill Walks

East Hill
1 hour walks
Select Your WalkWalk 1 (5.9 miles)Walk 2 (2.8 miles)Walk 3 (4.1 miles)
  Ottery St Mary to Easthill Circular Walk on East Hill Ottery St Mary to Easthill

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

Point of InterestKnightstone Manor
East Hill Forest
PubsNo Pubs en route
parkingOutskirts of town :entrance to Chineway Gardens

Walk 1 East Hill (5.9 miles)


Pigs on the Lawn

A very pleasant and varied 6 mile hike through rural Devon and a forest.

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 1

Map of Walk 1

Walk 2 Circular Walk on East Hill (2.8 miles)

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.

parkingEast Hill 0.7 m off Chineway Hill - see map


Walk 2

Map of Walk 2

Walk 3Ottery St Mary to Easthill (4.1 miles)

trafficThis 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

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
tracks, paths, forest
main roads
0 %
altitude range
67 - 245 m
Walk 3

Map of Walk 3

 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.
  Otter Nurseries
Why not combine your visit to Otter Nurseries with a 1 hour walk exploring rural Devon and the river 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.