GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Chudleigh Walks

4 miles (5.7 km)

This Devon based town is located in a good spot close to the Dartmoor National Park and the River Teign Valley.
This circular walk from the town visits Chudleigh Rocks, Ugbrooke Park and the Castle Dyke Iron Age Hillfort.
The walk starts on the south west of the town where you'll find Chudleigh Rocks and Caves. A small part of the cave is open to the public as ashow cave. The remains of the old Bishop's Palace can also be found in this area.
The route then follows footpaths south past Lawell House and Winstow Cottages before following a country lane east along the edge of the Ugbrooke Estate. The gardens and grounds at the house are generally open to visitors during the summer season. Near here there's the Castle Dyke Hillfort. The fort is situated on a Hilltop at approx 140 metres above sea level, the south east of the town.
The route then turns west back through the town, crossing the Kate Brook on the way.

Postcode

TQ13 OHX - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Chudleigh OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Chudleigh Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Chudleigh

  • Stover Country Park - Explore over 114 acres of woodland, heathland, grassland and lakes on this circular walk through the peaceful Stover Country Park, near Newton Abbot in Devon
  • Newton Abbot - This attractive market town has a number of good options for walkers
  • Stover Canal - Follow the Stover Canal from Newton Abbot to Teigngrace on this short walk in South Devon
  • Templer Way - Follow the Templer Way from Haytor on Dartmoor to the seaport of Teignmouth via Newton Abbot
  • Decoy Country Park - This is a short walk around the delightful Decoy Country Park in Newton Abbot, Devon
  • River Teign Walk - This walk explores the beautiful Teign Valley, following the River Teign from its source on Dartmoor to Shaldon on the Devon coast
  • Ideford Common - This area of common land near Newton Abbot has some nice footpaths to try
  • Canonteign Falls - This country park in Dartmoor consists of woodland trails, beautiful lakes and the stunning Canonteign Falls
  • Lustleigh Cleave - The village of Lustleigh is in a nice position for exploring a lovely part of the Dartmoor National Park
  • Kennick Reservoir - This walk visits Kennick Reservoir and its surrounding woodlands, in the Dartmoor National Park
  • Trenchford and Tottiford Reservoir - Enjoy an easy walk around these two pretty reservoirs in the Dartmoor National Park

Pubs/Cafes

Head to The Phoenix for some post walk refreshments. The gastro pub does high quality food and can be found at 25 Fore Street, TQ13 OHX.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the south west you can visit one of the highlights of the area at Stover Country Park. There's lots of footpaths here taking you to woodland, heathland, grassland and lakes. You can also pick up the Stover Canal and follow it to nearby Newton Abbot.
Just to the east there's some nice trails on Ideford Common or you could pick up the River Teign Walk near the town.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Dartmoor Walks and the Devon Walks pages.

Photos

Chudleigh Rocks from Lawell Park - geograph.org.uk - 132696

Chudleigh Rocks from Lawell Park. The limestone crags seen across the Kate Brook valley from the grounds of a country house - looking north-east.

Lane above Chudleigh - geograph.org.uk - 682929

Lane above Chudleigh

Castle Dyke hill fort - geograph.org.uk - 682922

Castle Dyke hill fort

Lakeside walks, Higher Water, Ugbrooke Park - geograph.org.uk - 1364101

Lakeside walks, Higher Water, Ugbrooke Park

Field of Palace Farm with remains of the Bishops Palace (geograph 3701590)

Field of Palace Farm with remains of the Bishop's Palace.

Hillside overlooking Chudleigh - geograph.org.uk - 132788

Hillside overlooking Chudleigh. Terracettes picked out by the sun on the steep slopes below Castle Dyke Fort. View looking east.

Fields near Chudleigh - geograph.org.uk - 907972

Looking down the slopes below Castle Dyke Fort to the fields around the town.

The Old Coaching House - geograph.org.uk - 929719

The Old Coaching House. Formerly the Clifford Arms. Grade II listed. Completed 1808 for Richard Rose, landlord, with compensation money after the 1807 great fire of Chudleigh.

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GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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