GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

South Molton Walk

2 miles (4 km)

The market town of South Molton is located in a pleasant position in the Mole Valley. It is also close to Exmoor which is a fine place for walkers.
This walk follows a footpath from South Molton to North Molton along the River Mole. The path can be picked up about a mile north of the town centre. It will take you north east through farmland and woodland with views of the River Mole valley to enjoy on the way. It's a pretty area which also includes 19th century woolen mills and country views.

South Molton OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

South Molton Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

The Coaching Inn is a nice place for some post walk refreshments. They do good food and can be found at Queen Street, South Molton with a postcode of EX36 3BJ for your sat navs.

The river and woodland paths make for a nice dog walk and the Coaching Inn pub mentioned above is also dog friendly.

The town is located just to the south of Exmoor where there are many excellent walking opportunites. For example if you head north east from the town you could visit the popular Tarr Steps. There's a splendid old clapper bridge and nice trails along the River Barle here. A few miles to the east you can also enjoy a number of trails in the attractive Knightshayes Park.
The epic Land's End Trail also passes through the town.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Paradise Lawn, South Molton - geograph.org.uk - 1802938

Paradise Lawn, South Molton

South Molton, Mole valley - geograph.org.uk - 406304

South Molton: Mole valley. Near the entrance to Great Hele Barton, looking north-north-east, up the valley

South Molton, Higher Mole Mills - geograph.org.uk - 320046

Higher Mole Mills looking north. Unlike Lower Mole Mills this building still retains some of its original characteristics such as the bell above the roof. These were both woollen mills in the 19th century and were powered by leats from the river Mole

North Molton, towards the Mole valley - geograph.org.uk - 248811

North Molton: towards the Mole valley. Near Darlick Moors, looking west-south-west

North Molton, in the Mole valley - geograph.org.uk - 248820

North Molton: in the Mole valley. A footpath between Mines Bridge and Higher Mines Wood. Looking east-south-east

North Molton - geograph.org.uk - 622947

North Molton. Lower East Street drops towards the bridge over the Mole. The wide raised pavement on the left runs alongside most of this long main street through the village.

Bridge over the Mole - geograph.org.uk - 619959

Bridge over the Mole. Looking out of the village, with Mole Cottages at right angles to the lane to Withypool.

North Molton, below Stony Bridge - geograph.org.uk - 397947

North Molton: below Stony Bridge. A tributary of the river Mole. Looking towards Lee Wood

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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