Best Stoke Canon Walks

1 hour walks
Select Your WalkWalk 1 (4, 8 miles)Walk 2 (7.3 miles)
  Brampford Speke to Huxley & Stoke Woods

The name means Farmland belonging to the Canons of Exeter.

The earliest recorded mention of Stoke Canon is in a charter of King Cnut dating from 1033.

In 1847, a fire destroyed 24 houses in Stoke Canon, including the parsonage house. The fire was caused by a hot cinder blown from one of the railway engines that was passing through the village.

There were two water mills in the village, one producing stone ground flour and the other producing paper.

parkingStoke CanonChestnut Crescent
Point of InterestDisused Railway
PubsStoke Canon Inn
Agricultural Inn at Brampford Speke

Walk 1 Brampford Speke (4.8 miles)

River Exe near Brampford Speke
River Exe near Brampford Speke


This easy and relaxing pub walk follows a disused railway track to Brampford Speke and takes you along the meandering Exe to an old chapel in Nether Exe.

Pubs Agricultural Inn at Brampford Speke

The walk includes:

  • a disused railway track
  • a stretch along the river Exe . Swans are often seen here,
  • A foot bridge across the Exe
  • The picturesque village of Brampford Speke
  • Nether Exe Chapel
  • Oakhay Barton, nr the railway crossing, once visited by Churchill in 1924 when he stopped by to see one of his friends.
Churhill visiting a friend at Oakhay Barton

Nether Exe Chapel is unusual in that access is only by walking across a field!

Nether Exe Chapel


Map of Brampford Speke
Map of Brampford Speke


map of walk

Map of Walk 1

 Walks near Stoke Canon:
Pynes Cross, Cowley.Brampford Speke.

Walk 2 to Huxley & Stoke Woods (7.3 miles)

Deer nr Huxley


A varied (pub) walk through The Exe Valley taking in Brampford Speke, Huxley & Stoke Woods.

For more information and routes click here .