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Thorverton Walks

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View from Raddon Hills
1 hour walks
Walk 1 (1.9 miles)Walk 2 (5.4 miles)Walk 3 (2.6 miles)
Short local walk Thorverton to Raddon Hills Thorverton to disused railway

The delightful and friendly village of Thorverton boasts a church,school,Post Office and 2 pubs.

The name could mean Thorn Tree crossing or could refer to a Vking Lord.

Point of InterestMillennium GreenĀ 
Point of InterestThe Thorverton Arms & the Exeter
parkingThorverton small Car Park
Residential:Jericho Street

Walk 1 Short local walk (1.9 miles)

Thorverton from Greenway

An easy walk around Thorverton following lanes and public foot paths.

The route starts at Silver street,passes St Thomas of Canterbury church and the post office. Cross road onto Cleaves steps. At T junction with lane turn right .

Pass a recreational area on left then into a public footpath on left. This eventually joins a drive to an estate . At T junction turn left into a lane.

After 0.3 miles turn right into a public footpath with residential area on your right.
Continue then turn left into School Lane.


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Thorverton walk 1

Walk 1

 Walks near Thorverton:
Three great walks from one of the oldest villages in Devon. It features an oak tree almost 1000 years old.
Bickleigh is known for its bridge across theExe (allegedly made famous by Simon and Garfunkel) its 15th century castle,an old mill,a Railway Centre and two popular pubs. You have a choice of 3 top walks!
Shobrooke,East of Crediton,is a most popular centre for walkers. Two great walks with extensive views of tranquil rolling hills.
Many great walks of varying lengths to choose from.

Walk 2 Thorverton to Raddon Hills (5.4 miles)

Point of Interest

spectacular views of Haldon and Dartmoor

Raddon Hills offer the walker some of the best views of Dartmoor and Haldon,ideal for a picnic.

It takes you along an ancient ridgeway which would have led to one of the most western causewayed enclosures in England. No wonder so many neolithic finds have been made in this area. The Romans,too,would have been familiar with Raddon Hills judging by the site of a villa east of Thorverton.

However,because of parking issues,this walk defies some of our dearest principles.

  • Never include walks which are basically linear.
  • Avoid walks which include a longish stretch with intermittent traffic.

Evenso,the return journey is basically downhill with new vistas and new challenges.

Views from Raddon Hills

A For 0.6 miles follow the lane to Crediton. Lynch Farm ,an impressive brick building,roughly marks the half way point of this at times busy stretch - dogs need to be on a lead.

trafficThis stretch can be subject to heavy traffic.

B After the cross roads take a public footpath on right. The route is well marked with yellow arrows

Once out of a small wood,follow the curve of a hedge on right . Go through wooden gate in between the hedge then with hedge on left continue until a small gap at the top on left .Enter gap and continue with hedge and trees on left.

C Footpath joins a track that leads to a house Follow this track passing house on right then curve right just before some outbuildings. Take care not to miss a gap in the hedge on left with steps leading into a field - you know you have gone too far when you reach an iron gate!

Now aim for a lone pine tree at the top left.

D You can either return the way you came or make a detour down hill - go through iron gate then almost immediately turn right into a barely visible footpath that takes you down to a lane.

At the bottom of the lane turn left then follow the lane until you see a corrugated shelter on left.

E Turn left into track,part of an ancient ridgeway,which leads you back to the lone pine tree. If you were to continue along the lane you reach a T junction ; ahead of you ,beyond the brow of the hill,lies Raddon Hill's neolithic enclosure barely visible due to excessive ploughing - see map.

Thorverton walk 2

Walk 2

5.4 miles
2 hr 20 mins
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Walk 3 Thorverton to disused railway (2.6 miles)

An easy and pleasant stroll to a disused railway line.

It returns joining the Exe Valley Way.


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Thorverton walk 3

Walk 3