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Woodbury & Woodbury Castle on the trail of the 'wooden fort'
1 hour walks

Woodbury apparently takes its name from the earthwork known as Woodbury Castle. This was "the wooden fort" or "the fort in the woods."

Point of Interest

Woodbury Castle ,Woodbury Park

Walk 1 to Woodbury Castle (4.8 miles)


This rural walk starts on the outskirts of the village and takes you past the entrance to what used to be an estate owned by Nigel Mansell ;it follows a track through his golf course and leads to the wild expanse of the Common and along Woodbury Castle. There are some spectacular views of the Exe estuary.


Free Village Car Park

Any one intersted in the history of Woodbury (& old pictures) this site is highly recommended!

4.8 miles
1 hr 45 mins
main roads
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altitude range
47 - 158 m
quality of track
map of Woodbury Common

Walk 2 from Woodbury Castle (2.9 miles)

You may also wish to do a circular walk around Woodbury Castle.

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Walk 1

woodbury castle

Woodbury Castle


 Walks near Woodbury:
 Hayes Barton
This most enjoyable walk takes you near Hayes Barton,where Sir Walter Raleigh was born.
A varied 2 hour walk from the Puffing Billy following footpaths to Woodbury and returning via Lympstone and the Exmouth to Topsham Estuary Trail.
A very easy dog walk offering expansive views towards the sea across a gently rolling heath land.