Tiverton

Georgian architecture,wildlife rich canal and rolling hills
  
Walk 1 (2.8 m)Walk 2 (4.5 m)Walk 3 (1.4 m)Walk 4 (4 m one way)Walk 5 (8 m one way)
Easy Canal WalkGogwell Town TrailBickleighCullompton

This once prosperous town was named after two fords - one across the Exe,the other across the Lowman: Two-Ford-Town.

Much of the town centre was destroyed by a fire and rebuilt in a Georgean style by wealthy wool merchants The locals refer to the town as 'Tivvy' .

Point of InterestWhat to explore
  • Almshouses

  • Tiverton Canal

  • Museum
parking See below

Walk 1 Gentle Canal Walk (2.8 miles)

Difficulty:

Great Western Canal

A great and gentle walk taking in a disused railway and canal known for its fauna and wildlife.

A From the small car park turn left,cross road to roundabout and continue along cycle path,sly on left.

B Follow a disused railway track towards Halberton.

C Cross bridge and return along the Great Western Canal past memorial to a crashed plane.

D At Tiverton Basin and large car park turn right into a foot path & Hermes Avenue

An easy dog walk.

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Walk 1 1hr 10 mins

 

Walk 2 Gogwell (4.5 miles)

Difficulty:

Great Views

A delightful but somewhat strenuous country walk through a peaceful rolling landscape.

A The walk starts in Tiverton ,near the bus station.

B It takes you through the centre,past the Museum

C Continue along Collipriest Road with the river Exe on your right.

DJust before Lower Collipriest Farm turn left up a hardened track which changes into a public footpath climbing steadily to Gogwell.

E Cross a lane (Exeter Hill) into a track & at farm take the left fork (Gogwell Lane).

F At the end of the track cross over onto a public footpath.
At the next lane turn left. At the next junction turn right,then right again into Tidcombe Lane

G Return along the Great Western Canal.

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Walk 2

time:
1 hr 50 mins
terrain:
tracks,paths
lanes
stiles
5
main roads
5 mins
1%
altitude range
55 - 235 m
quality of track
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Walk 3 Town trail (1.4 miles)

Difficulty:

A possible 'Walking from Home' walk
This is one of our 'Thirty Five Minute Walks'

This short town trail takes you through the old part of Tiverton,past the museum (well worth a visit) ,the castle and market.

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Tiverton boasts two short Town Trails:Merchant's Trail and the West Exe Trail,both illustrated through various information panels
  
parking Fee Paying in town or Tidcombe Lane

Walk 3

Walk 4 Tiverton to Bickleigh circular (8 miles)

Difficulty:

Bickleigh Bridge

This is a 'must do' walk. There is a lot to capture the interest of the walker,even on the way back!

Follow the river Exe to Bickleigh,enjoy some refreshments and take the bus back!

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Walk 5 Tiverton to Cullompton Circular (16 miles)

Difficulty:

Explore a beautiful stretch between Tiverton and Cullompton and take the bus back!

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Walk 6 Tiverton Tree Trail (2 miles)

Difficulty:

A possible 'Walking from Home' walk

This (green) trail launched in 2017 by Y4 pupils from Heathcoat Primary,was designed to help children & adults (?) identify trees.

 Walks near Tiverton:
 Knightshayes
Great walks around Knightshayes' estate with its beautiful gardens and an impressive victorian Gothic mansion.
  
 Halberton
Easy walks along the Grand Western Canal.
  
 Bickleigh
Bickleigh is known for its bridge across the Exe (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!
  
 Sampford Peverell
A pleasant walk following part of the peaceful Grand Western Canal and exploring the remote hills and fields around Sampford Peverell.
 
 Bampton
A charming Saxon town north of Tiverton boasting several pubs and an old motte and bailey castle.
 
 Witheridge
Enjoy a rural walk following part of the Tarka Trail explores the hidden and more secluded woodlands and streams of Devon.