GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Starcross to Powderham Castle Walk

5 miles (8.6 km)

This circular walk takes you from Starcross to Powderham Castle and the village of Kenton. There's fine views over the Exe Estuary and a lovely deer park to explore on this varied route.
The walk starts on the Exe Estuary at Starcross train station. Here you can pick up the Exe Valley Way and follow it north along the river to Powderham Sands. You then turn west and then south to visit the castle and expansive deer park. The manor house dates back to the 14th century and is a Grade Ilisted building. There are beautiful grounds and gardens to explore here.
The route then follows a footpath south west into Kenton, crossing the River Kenn as you go.
From Kenton you can follow some quiet country lanes south east to Witcombe and Starcross.

Starcross to Powderham Castle Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Starcross to Powderham Castle Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The Two Counties Way passes through the area. The long distance trail takes you to some of the highlights of Devon and Somerset including the Grand Western Canal and the National Trust's Killerton Park in Broadclyst.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Breakwater, Starcross - geograph.org.uk - 1418273

Breakwater, Starcross. On the right is the pontoon at the end of the jetty, where the Exmouth ferry leaves. Across the estuary are scattered buildings inSX9983to the south of Lympstone.

Estuary of the River Exe - geograph.org.uk - 2430107

Estuary of the River Exe

Powderham Castle from the Exe - geograph.org.uk - 78336

Powderham Castle from the Exe. The staircase, hall, music room and master bedroom of the house were used as locations for the 1993 filmThe Remains of the Day starring Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson.

Powderham House and belvedere - geograph.org.uk - 2089240

Powderham House and belvedere

Stags at Powderham - geograph.org.uk - 2089237

Stags at Powderham

Footpath to Kenton - geograph.org.uk - 1570532

Footpath to Kenton. Looking along Kenton Footpath 1 from near its junction with Kenton Footpath 10, with the tower ofAll Saints Church in the centre, behind housing on Orchard Way.

Powderham Castle from the Rose Garden, southeast

Powderham Castle from the Rose Garden, southeast

Lake at Powderham Castle (7621)

The lake and trees in autumn

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