GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


1 miles (1.8 km)

Hemyock is notable as the largest village in the Blackdown Hills AONB. It's a pleasant settlement with an ancient ruined castle and views of the River Culm which flows through the village. There's also some nice country footpaths leading out from the village to the surrounding fields and woods.
Local walking highlights include Culmstock Beacon and the Wellington Monument. Both of these sites lie just to the north and include wonderful viewpoints over the area.
This little walk from the village takes you past the castle and the old church before following a country trail into the surrounding farmland. See the video and photos below for more details on the castle.
Please scroll down for the full list of walks near and around Hemyock. The detailed maps below also show a range of footpaths, bridleways and cycle paths in the area.

Hemyock OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Hemyock Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Hemyock

  • Uffculme - This walk takes you to two of the highlights near to the little village of Uffculme near the Blackdown Hills area of Devon
  • Culmstock Beacon - This walk climbs to Culmstock Beacon in the Blackdown Hills AONB
  • Wellington Monument - Enjoy a climb up Wellington Hill and visit the monument created to commemorate theDuke of Wellington'svictory at theBattle of Waterloo.
  • Wellington Somerset - This market town in Somerset sits on the edge of the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
  • Wellington Somerset - This market town in Somerset sits on the edge of the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
  • Honiton - This historic Devon based town is situated on the edge of two Area's of Outstanding Natural Beauty - the East Devon AONB and the Blackdown Hills AONB
  • Ellerhayes Bridge and the River Culm - This walk visits the ancient Ellerhayes Bridge and the River Culm in Devon
  • 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
  • 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 through the Grand Western Canal Country Park
  • Knightshayes - 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
  • Brampford Speke - This delightful Devon village is surrounded by some lovely rolling countryside making it a fine place to start a walk
  • Killerton Park - The Killerton Estate is 6,400 acres of parkland and countryside containing over 60 miles of footpaths and cycle tracks
  • Broadclyst - This East Devon village boasts a number of historic properties, a pretty village green, an historic watermill, a 15th century church, a 16th century pub and some fine country footpaths.
  • Cullompton - This interesting Mid Devon town is located on the River Culm near Exeter and Tiverton.


The Catherine Wheel serves good food including a carvery. You can find them at postcode EX15 3RQ. They also have a garden area and are dog friendly.


Ruins of a castle - - 4512276

Hemyock Castle. On 5 November 1380,King Richard IIgranted Sir William and Lady Margaret Asthorpe alicence to crenellatethe Hemyockmanor house; meaning the permission to fortify it.Hemyock Castle has many similarities with the much better knownBodiam Castle, granted the licence to crenellate in 1385.
Parts of the castle walls, towers and moat still remain. They are ascheduled ancient monument. The castle site is privately owned: Visits can be arranged for groups; there are also public open days.

Footpath to Hemyock - - 3879801

Footpath to Hemyock

Cattle enjoy a sunny spring day, near Hemyock - - 3879819

Cattle enjoy a sunny spring day, near Hemyock

Hemyock parish church - - 140271

South aisle, south porch and west tower of St Mary's parish church, Hemyock, Devon, seen from the southeast

Mid Devon , Hemyock Scenery - - 3015286

Mid Devon , Hemyock Scenery

Culmbridge Farm, Hemyock - - 5090361

Culmbridge Farm, Hemyock


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