Best Sampford Peverell Walks

View from Church
1 hour walks
Walk 1 (1.4 miles)Walk 2 (2.1 miles)Walk 3 (4.3 miles)
A village trail Grand Western Canal Uplowman

Sampford Peverell has still retained its unique medieval character.

The name means a 'sandy ford in land belonging to the Peverells' .

Various instructive information boards retell the history of this delightful village. It even boasted a castle, pond and mill.

Three walks following part of the grand western canal.

Point of InterestGrand Western Canal Uplowman Church
Village of Sampford Peverell
PubsThe Globe Inn
The Merriemeade

(Redwoods Inn in Uplowman)
parkingFree Car Park near Spar shop

Walk 1 a village trail (1.4 miles)

Site of old lime kilns
Great Views


A short walk to enjoy Sampford Peverell's medieval and Victorian heritage.

Part of the walk follows the Grand Western Canal.

Past the church , take Boobery Lane then at the top of the 'S' turn left onto a public footpath and climb steadily to an area where lime used to be extracted - look out for embankments.

You are rewarded with delightful views of East Devon hillforts and perhaps some straying sheep.


Map of Walk 1

Walk 2 Grand Western Canal (2.1 miles)

Grand Western Canal


This easy and very pleasing walk, similar to walk 2, follows a longer stretch of the Grand Western Canal using public footpaths.

The walk involves a steady climb with glorious views of East Devon.

Expect some muddy patches after heavy rain.

Map of Walk 2

Walk 3 Revised to Uplowman (4.3 miles)

Sampford Peverell's church


Note:Summer 2022

Due to on going covid restrictions the walk includes a diversion and follows some permissive paths up a hill.

This pleasant rural walk follows part of the peaceful Grand Western Canal and explores the remote hills and fields around Sampford Peverell. You pass the mill and drained pond near Sampford Manor.

Some stretches may become muddy after heavy rain or contain long grass.

Scenic landscape

It takes you into Uplowman which boast a popular pub, the Redwoods Inn.

Though stiles and kissingates are well maintained, the paths in some of the fields may be unclear - no problems with a gps.


There is one steep climb.

Map of Walk 3

 Walks near Sampford Peverell


1 hr 50 mins
fields tracks , paths
main roads
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altitude range
93 - 146 m
quality of track