Best Yarcombe Walks

spectacular views of the Yarty Valley
Yarcombe Valley
1 hour walks
Select Your WalkWalk 1 (3.2 miles)Walk 2 (3.9 miles)
 Beacon HillBeacon Hill & Stream

Yarcombe, once owned by the Drake family, has a church dating back to the 15th century and was nominated Village of the Year 2005.

The name means a place in an undulating valley near the Yarty.

Yarcombe Inn (11th century) (check for closure)
parkingYarcombe Village Hall

Walk 1 Beacon Hill (3.2 miles)


Yarcombe Inn

This delightful walk promises extensive views of the lush Yarty Valley.

The Walk

A From the car park turn left and walk towards the church. Cross the busy A30 and turn right taking the pavement on left of road,

After 100m cross the road again and turn into a lane.

B After 105 m take public footpath on your left just before a drive to a house.

Follow this path , cross another lane, and continue along path into the woods.

At the end turn left onto a lane then soon take footpath on right at the edge of the forest.

Follow this public footpath for almost 3/4 of a mile until you reach the A30. Stay at the the same level and ignore track going down on left.

C Take care when crossing the busy road and continue along another footpath.

Once out of the forest you descend through fields to a lane.

D At the lane go through gate and turn left past the farm . Soon where the lend bends to the right follow footpath sign and goo left ; this stretch turns into a track.

As you descend you should notice another footpath leading up to a farm. Ignore this and continue down

E At the far corner of the field is an entrance to another field. Once in field keep hedge on right. Go through a gap and head towards the corner of a lane.

F At the end follow a track , then continue along track between two houses. This could be muddy.

Follow this path back to Yarcombe.


Walk 2 Beacon Hill and stream (3.9 miles)


Extensive Views

A pleasant woodland and field walk with a quiet stretch through a lush valley along a babbling stream.

Map of Walk 2

 Walks near Yarcombe
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