GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Cullompton Walks

1 miles (1.8 km)

This interesting Mid Devon town is located on the River Culm near Exeter and Tiverton.
The historic settlement includes a 15th century church, interesting old mills, a Grade I listed 17th century house and several Grade II listed buildings. For walkers there's lots of good options in the nearby Blackdown Hills AONB and through the pretty Culm Valley.
This walk in the town takes you along the pretty mill leat walk on the eastern side of the settlement. There's a nice surfaced footpath taking you along the pretty waterway to the town's historic mills.

Postcode

EX15 1BQ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Cullompton OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Cullompton Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Cullompton

  • Exeter Canal - Follow the Exter Ship Canal from the centre of Exeter to the River Exe Estuary
  • Exeter Circular Walk - A fine circular walk visiting the canal, river and parks of the city of Exeter
  • Tiverton Canal Walk - An easy walk along the Grand Western Canal from Tiverton to the nearby village of Sampford Peverell
  • Tiverton to Bickleigh Walk - This walk takes you from Tiverton to Bickleigh using a section of the Exe Valley Way
  • Bickleigh Mill - This walk visits the 18th century Bickleigh Mill in Devon
  • Killerton Park - The Killerton Estate is 6,400 acres of parkland and countryside containing over 60 miles of footpaths and cycle tracks
  • Exe Valley Way - The walk starts in Starcross on the banks of the River Exe Estuary and heads through Powderham Deer Park and then along the Exeter Canal to Exeter
  • Grand Western Canal - This splendid waterside walk takes you from Tiverton in Devon to Taunton in Somerset.
    The first section of the walk takes you from Tiverton to Greenham along the towpath of the Grand Western Canal
  • Knightshayes Park - Explore the beautiful country estate of this Gothic Revival Mansion in Tiverton, Devon
  • Ashclyst Forest - Enjoy miles of woodland cycling and walking trails in this large forest near Killerton

Pubs/Cafes

The Weary Traveller is a good choice for some post walk refreshment. They do a find carvery and also have a lovely large garden area for warmer days. You can find them on Station Road at postcode EX15 1BQ for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The easy paths make for a nice easy dog walk. The Weary Traveller mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To the west you can visit the splendid Bickleigh Mill and pick up the Exe Valley Way for more riverside walking.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Blackdown Hills Walks and the Devon Walks pages.

Photos

Cullompton Mill Leat walk - geograph.org.uk - 1097160

Cullompton Mill Leat walk. Passable by Wheelchair from town to Lower Mill and from Tesco's car park. There where a few tables and benches along this stretch but these where slowly eaten by local teenagers, no trace remains. A Kingfisher can be seen quite regularly in the mornings from the bridge (shown) around the corner to the remains of Middle Mill, nesting boxes can be seen here also.

Cullomptons Lower Mill - geograph.org.uk - 1097194

Cullomptons Lower Mill. The Lower Mill race and the end of hard standing, passable by wheelchair if you have the really thin version but ends in mud. The CCa fields are behind.The Mill from at least the 1670s is now a private residence. If you are on foot, left at the top brings you into the south of town by the Magistrates court.

Upton Lakes, Cullompton - geograph.org.uk - 1110540

Upton Lakes. The first of the lakes at Upton, 3 acres in total, the first being dug in 1904 holds some big Carp, Bream and Tench amongst others.

Upton Lakes, Cullompton - geograph.org.uk - 1110535

The lodges of Upton Lakes at the entrance with the Blackdown hills in the distance.

Higher Mill, Cullompton - geograph.org.uk - 1095660

Higher Mill, Cullompton. The first of the mills when approached from the B3181 end, this stretch prone to silt build up and then rushes would take root. The recent addition of ducks seems to have cut back on foliage problem, 20 years ago it was not uncommon to see men with scythes cutting it back. It dates back to at least the 1700's and the name Pidgeon searched online will bring up a better history. It is fed by the raised section across the B3181.

Cullompton Mill Leat walk. - geograph.org.uk - 1097181

Cullompton Mill Leat walk. The lower section before it drops into Lower Mill looking back up stream.

Cullompton Mill Leat Walk - geograph.org.uk - 1097206

Mill Leat Walk. The entrance to Cullomptons CCA fields at the end of the Leat walk. Passable by wheelchair only at speed. The CCA car park is a few hundred yards on the right. The area is used a lot by dog owners. The gate is a remnant from the days when Livestock was held on these fields.

Higher mill race - geograph.org.uk - 1095677

Higher mill race. Downstream of Cullompton Higher Mill, trout can be seen regular in the oxygenated waters of this stretch.

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