Best Rockbeare Walks

1 hour walks

Rockbeare is an attractive and somewhat secluded village near Exeter Airport.

The name means a 'grove/wood for rooks'.

Point of InterestRockbeare House
PubsThere is no pub in Rockbeare
Nearest pub: Jack & the Green
The Cranberry Farm
parking Rockbeare Post Office
rockbeare house wall
Rockbeare Manor's impressive wall


Distance:2.7 miles

This gentle (revised) rural walk behind Exeter Airport follows quiet lanes and permissive paths ; it passes Rockbeare House, a Grade I Regency country residence of historical importance with it's impressive boundary walls.

The Walk

A Walk past the school towards Marsh; continue past the Village Hall keeping it on your right.

B As you leave Rockbeare take a permissive path on right . Once in the woods take right path & continue heading south.

C Turn Left at lane and continue for about half a while.

D Where the road starts to bend between 2 cottages , take track on left then soon turn right and follow permissive path.

Permissive path
Newly Opened Permissive Path

E At the end turn left onto a hardened footpath past the noisy A30. Follow this path which joins a lane. Continue along the lane past Rockbeare House

One of the original Axminster carpets used to be kept in Rockbeare House, dating back to the late 18th century.

At the T junction, turn left and continue along lane.

F At the white gates entrance to Rockbeare House turn left onto a path which runs through a small wood along the lane.

You get a good view of any planes taking off from Runway 08 as you start the walk. There is a stretch through a wooded area which can be muddy after heavy rain - you can take a country lane parallel to the path.

In spring the hedges are full of wild flowers.

2.7 miles
1hr mins
tracks, paths
main roads
0 %
altitude range
27-60 m
quality of track


GPX Route for Mobiles / GPS


FIT Route for Watches / GPS


This is an easy walk


Rockbeare Walk

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