GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Ideford Common

2 miles (3 km)

This area of common land near Newton Abbot has some nice footpaths to try. The common is located just a half mile north of the Devon village if Ideford. You could start the walk from there if you like but this route starts from the car park at the northern edge of the common. From here you can pick up footpaths heading south through the woodland, heathland and grassland on the site. Look out for birdlife including nightjarsandDartford warbler as you go.
The common is in an elevated position so there are nice views down to the village and across the broad valley of the Teign Estuary. It's a very attractive and peaceful area so you could easily spend a couple of hours strolling along the various paths. There's also the option of heading north and exploring the adjacent Haldon Forest if you have time.
To the west of the common you can pick up the River Teign Walk near Chudleigh. The long river walk explores the Teign Valley. You could follow it south, for example, to visit the Chudleigh Knighton Heath Nature Reserve.

Ideford Common OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Ideford Common Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the west you can pick up the circular Chudleigh Walk from the nearby town. This visits some of the highlights of the area including Chudleigh Rocks, Ugbrooke Park and the Castle Dyke Iron Age Hillfort.

To the south of Newton Abbot you'll find Decoy Country Park. There's a Wildlife Discovery Centre, Nature Reserve and a watersports centre next to a pretty lake to enjoy here.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Dartmoor Walks and the Devon Walks pages.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Shattered flint, Ideford Common - - 1371415

Shattered flint, Ideford Common

Encampment, Ideford Common - - 1371447

Encampment, Ideford Common

Not a pile of pallets, encampment, Ideford Common - - 1371468

In the valley is the village of Idefordand beyond the ridge is the broad valley of the Teign estuary.

Bridleway on Ideford Common - - 158216

Bridleway on Ideford Common. An old bank runs alongside this woodland ride not far from the northern car park on Ideford Common. A fire beater at the junction on the right.

Track, across Ideford Common - - 1532991

Nice tree lined track across the common

Path, on Ideford Common - - 1533022

Path, on Ideford Common

Forestry near Ideford Common - - 1371560

Forestry near Ideford Common. Logs of pine have been stacked on a disused stretch of road, whose mossy boundary bank is in the foreground. Rixafer Road was diverted for the construction of the A380 Ashcombe Cross interchange.

Bridleway, on Ideford Common - - 1532997

Bridleway, on Ideford Common

GPS Files

GPX File

Ideford Common.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Ideford Common.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)