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West Hill Circular Walks
1 hour walks

Walk 1 West Hill to Ottery St Mary (7.9 miles)

This long but delightful and most popular walk initially following peaceful green lanes (Toadpit Lane & Birdcage Lane) offers many beautiful views and takes you along the tranquil banks of the Otter.

At Birdcage you follow an ancient perhaps pre-Roman track with spectacular views of Hembury Castle .

River Otter

It wasn't so peaceful on July 17th 1980 when the pilot of Viscount had to make an emergency landing in a field near the dismantled railway; thanks to his skill and local knowledge the only casualties were two sheep.

7.9 miles
2hrs 35mins
main roads
5 %
altitude range
  29 - 119m
quality of track

There is one steep climb.

Walk 2 West Hill short walk.(1.5 miles)

This easy but very pleasant walk is now fully up to date as it incorporates recent changes to one of the foot paths.


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Bendarroch Rd West Hill

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Walk 1

Walk 2

 Walks near Westhill:
 Ottery St Mary
This easy and varied walk crosses Knightsone estate - the private Manor is one of the best preserved medieval houses in Britain - and returns along the Otter.
 Tipton St John
Various popular river walks from a village with a great pub.