Taddiport Bridge, along the Tarka Trail to Watergate Bridge, Frithelstock, Monkleigh, back down to the Tarka Trail, Beam House, Barmaid's Path, Great Torrington. A moderate walk.
Map: EXP 126
WIDECOMBE AND THE GOLDEN DAGGERS
We ascend Hamel Down via Kingshead, and follow the Two Moors Way to Grimspound and Hookney Tor, on to Headland Warren Farm, Vitifer Mine, Sousons Farm, Lower Blackaton, and return across the end of Hamel Down. This moderate walk is along moorland and forest tracks, with a short section of lane and an invigorating climb at the start.
Map: OL 28
LOOP THE LOOP AROUND SIDMOUTH
From Peak Hill, cross to the coast and zigzag down to Sidmouth seafront; a short promenade then up the Byes to Sidford, Brook Farm, Burscombe Farm and Hollow Head Cross. Downhill now through Harpford Wood, Harpford and Northmostown, then the most gentle climb up Bulverton Hill that we can find. On the gradient now around Bulverton Hill, Muttersmoor Plantation and return to Peak Hill. Only two hills (from Sidford and Northmostown) so a moderate walk.
Map: EXP 115
A RALEIGH COMMON WALK
A moderate walk from the village, past Sir Walter Raleigh's birthplace (and a large pig farm), on to Yettington and then to the East Devon Commons via the woods. After checking out Woodbury Castle, back to East Budleigh via Hayes Lane and fields. There is one short stretch of road to negotiate and the usual ups and downs.
NOT TOO FAR FROM TIPTON
Venn Ottery, Venn Ottery Hill, Venn Ottery Common, Higher Metcombe, and return to Tipton. Optional lunch in the Golden Lion afterwards. An easy/moderate walk.
Map: EXP 115
OVER THE HILLS AND FAR AWAY
Moorlake, Hollacombe, West Sandford, Doggetsbear, Aller Down, Little Combe Lancey. Mostly fields and quiet lanes. Moderate, with a few steep hills.
A figure-of-eight walk to Wolborough Hill, Bradley Manor, Lemon Valley, Wolborough Church, Decoy Country Park and Abbotskerswell, with two moderate ascents and descents.
Map: EXP 110
ANYONE SEEN THE WHITE BIRD?
Shelly, Dishcombe, Addiscott, Oxenham Manor, South Tawton, Sticklepath, Belstone Cleave, Skaigh Warren and return. Strenuous walk using lanes and footpaths, some steep climbs, and can be muddy in places. If weather inclement the moorland section of walk will be removed, reducing it to c9 miles. The walk will pass some interesting ancient crosses, an old manor house, a church house and associated church with interesting legends and stories associated with them Post-walk beer to be in the Oxenham Arms, South Zeal.
EXPLORE EXETER'S LUDWELL VALLEY COUNTRY PARK WITH A LOCAL
Some ups and downs in fields. Could be muddy. Pub lunch after at Hally Ho! if liked.
Map: EXP 114