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Stoke Woods

where Jane Austen once roamed
1 hour walks
Point of Interest

Stoke Woods

Stoke Woods

Walk 1 (1.4 miles allow 1 hour)

Some very old and tall trees are found in these woods which during the Middle Ages provided valuable building timber.Recently most confiners have been replaced with native trees. As a result wood anemonies can be seen during spring.

Opposite the car park,at the top of the hill stood once a Roman Signal Station.

This is a short but very pleasant walk to a view point which inspired Jane Austen to write Sense & Sensibility. In the distance you may be looking at 'Barton Park' ,'...four miles northward of Exeter' .

The walk includes some steep descents and some stretches can be quite muddy!

1.9 miles
1 hr
tracks ,paths
main roads
0 %
altitude range
35 - 118 m
quality of track


Stoke Woods Main Car Park

Walk 2 To Bampford Speke (7.2 miles)

This popular walk through some of the most beautiful countryside Devon has to offer starts at Stokewoods (see Car Park).

barton cottage?
Barton Cottage?

It takes you into Brampford Speke via what could have been Jan Austen's Barton Cottage and continues along an old railway line to Stoke Canon & returns via Huxham Church.

Bampford Speke's Church

It follows part of :

East Valley Way

Two Counties Way

Devonshire Heartland Trail.

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Brampford Speke:Lazy Toad

Stoke Canon :Stoke Canon Inn

Caution:A396 needs to be crossed.


 Walks near Stoke Woods: 
Exeter UniversityStoke Canon 
CowleyGreen Circle  

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Walk 1

Walk 2 ( 7.2 miles 2h 30 min )