GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Bickleigh Mill Walk

4 miles (6 km)

This walk visits the 18th century Bickleigh Mill in Devon. It's an interesting and scenic historical location surrounded by some attractive Devon countryside and the River Exe. The site wasmilling corn until the devastating floods of the 1960’s and still includes mill workings and a water wheel.
This circular walk explores the mill before heading into the surrounding countryside. The walk starts from the car park at the mill and heads north west to cross Bickleigh Bridge over the river. Here you can pick up the Exe Valley Way and follow the waymarked path south along country lanes to Bickleigh Castle and Taster's Wood.
You continue south to Traymill Farm where you cross the river and continue north east along country lanes. You then head north west to continue to the car park. On the way you'll pass severalmaizemazesin a field near the village. The subjects includeElizabeth II's Golden Jubilee, the200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar, the bicentenary of the birth ofIsambard Kingdom Bruneland100th anniversary of the Scouting movement.


EX16 8RG - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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The Fisherman's Cot is a historic country pub in a lovely location next to the River Exe. It's a special place with a fabulous thatched roof, chimneys, and tall windows. There's a smashing beer garden right next to the water where you can relax on warmer days. The idyllic inn does very good food and is also dog friendly if you have your four legged friend with you. You can find it in the village at postcode EX16 8RW for you sat navs.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head north along the Exe Valley way and it will take you into Tiverton where you can try the Tiverton Canal Walk. See the Tiverton to Bickleigh Walk for details of how to reach the site on foot from the town. It's about a 4 mile walk along the flat, signed path so can be done in a day.
Head south along the Exe Valley Way and it will take you past Fursden House, Thorverton and Brampford Speke to Exteter. Here you can pick up the Exeter Canal Walk, the Exeter Green Circle and the Exeter Circular Walk.
Just a few miles north east of the city there's the wonderful Killerton Park Estate to explore. The National Trust owned park covers thousands of acres with miles of great cycling and walking trails surrounding the 18th century mansion. The historic village of Broadclyst and the peaceful woodland trails around Ashclyst Forest can also be found in this area.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Devon Walks page.


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Bickleigh Mill

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Mill Stream and Bridge

Bickleigh - Bickleigh Castle Gatehouse (geograph 2965998)

Bickleigh Castle Gatehouse

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River Exe and Bickleigh Bridge

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The Maze of Maize. The Bickleigh Maze in 2007 which had the theme of Robert Baden-Powell.

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Fisherman's Cot. Old thatched pub, restaurant, hotel fronting onto the River Exe just south of Bickleigh Bridge.

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