Best Powderham Walks

an idyllic village and a vast deer park
1 hour walks
Walk 1 (3 miles)Walk 2 (5.7)
Powderham Kenton Starcross

Two delightful walks around Powderham castle and the deer park developed in the 18th century.

Both walks do not require an entrance fee.

The name means marshy land (Polder ham)

Point of InterestPowderham Castle
Point of InterestPowderham Country Cafe
parkingPowderham Shops Car Park
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directionsSATNAV Postcode: EX6 8JQ

Walk 1 Powderham (3 miles)

Hamlet of Powderham

A great walk taking in the picturesque hamlet of Powderham , its church, the Exe estuary and a deer park.


The walk skirts Powderham estate using public footpaths and lanes.

At the top you can enjoy wide views of the Exe and glimpses of a Folly on your left, then into Powderham & past its Church returning along the estuary & deer park (take cameras with you).

The road along the estuary has no pavement - this stretch can get busy in summer.

There is one steep climb.

The Walk

AFrom the main Car Park , head towards to entrance.
At the entrance where you join the main road, turn Right towards Kenton.
Just before Victory Hall, turn Right into Slittercombe Lane.

BAfter 360m where a footpath crosses the lane , turn Right onto a public footpath.
Continue with wood on your right.

You could have taken an earlier footpath which is quite narrow in places with some muddy stretches

Follow Path across the river Ken.
At junction with track, continue upwards following the edge of a wood.
Once out of the wood, you should see a folly on your left.
Continue along this path towards Powderham.

CGo through metal gate then continue on road towards Powderham Church.

Once past the church there is a option to walk to the Turf Hotel using footpath on left - distance 1.3 miles (30 mins) each way.

DAfter almost a mile, turn Right onto a public footpath next to the river.
Follow path with fence on your right – you may see some deer.

EWhere path joins a track, turn Right and continue along the fence back to Powderham car park.

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powderham walk 1

Map of Walk 1

Walk 2 Kenton Starcross (5.7 miles)

Powderham castle & Deer
Where deer peacefully graze

This equally popular almost 6 mile hike takes you south of Powderham and into Starcross.


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Map of Walk 2

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