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Dunsford area exploring the lush & wildlife rich Teign valley
1 hour walks
     
Walk 1 (3.8 m) Walk 2 (4.7 m)Walk 3 (4.5 m)Walk 4 (6.8 m)Walk 5 (10 m)
DaffodilBridford CodwoodMardon DownDunsford to Exeter
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Point of Interest

Steps Bridge Dunsford & Bridford church

Village of Dunsford

Many delightful walks around Dunsford

Walk 1 Dunsford 'Daffodil' Walk (3.8 miles)

Dunsford Wild Daffodils

Park near Steps Bridge or Car Park; then follow the bridle path to Clifford Cross ;This is fundamentally a linear walk though there are three opportunities to veer off the main bridle path - see information boards - where most of the daffodils can be seen.

parking Free Car Park near Steps Bridge.on B3212

Walk 2 Dunsford to Bridford (4.7 miles)

This walk crosses the famous Steps Bridge passing Dunsford nature reserve well known for its carpets of wild daffodils.

Note:When you join the main road to Moretonhampstead,you will notice a footpath,on the other side,leading to the river Teign,The only way across is via some dodgy stepping stones.

stepping stones nr Dunsford

If you think it's safe, take this and follow the path,west,along the river.
It climbs,at times steeply ,towards the somewhat remote village of Bridford with its 16th century Church and 17th Century village pub,recently reopened.
The walk then returns along the fast flowing river Teign.

Dunsford to Bridford
length:
4.7 miles
time:
2 hr 20 mins
terrain:
tracks bridle,footpaths
lanes
main roads
12 mins
1%
altitude range
56 - 295 m
quality of track
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Pubs in Dunsford:The Royal Oak.
Pubs in Bridford:Bridford Inn .

This has recently been reopened BUT check the internet for possible closure.

There are many geocaches en route.

parkingBriton Street Lane ,Dunsford

Walk 3 Steps Bridge,Cod Wood & 'Daffodil' Wood (4.5 miles)

PLEASE NOTE:This walk is now impossible due to an access issue - a short path from the car park into Cod Wood is in private hands and permission has been withdrawn

ALL OTHER DUNSFORD WALKS USE FOOTPATHS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

(Park in Car Park just across Steps Bridge coming from Exeter.

This very pleasant and peaceful walk along the babbling Teign takes you through St Thomas Cleave Wood and Cod Wood to Clifford Bridge;the steep wooded slopes are home to buzzards,woodpeckers and pied flycatchers. It then returns on the other side of the river - through Dunsford Wood famous for its wild daffodils ,blue bells and rare butterflies.There is one steady climb. Take special care:There is a short stretch along the main road (2 minutes) )

mmo Google Earth 4.5 miles 2:15 hrs

Walk 4 Mardon Down (6.8 miles)

A most delightful walk to Mardon Down combining woods and moorland.There is a 10 minute stretch along the B3212 .

parking Free Car Park near Steps Bridge.on B3212

Walk 5 Dunsford to Exeter (10 miles) 

The Dunsford to Exeter Way follows footpaths,tracks,bridleways & country lanes.

Use Country Bus 359 to Dunsford/Longdown or Exeter and hike back.

Longdown: The Lamb Inn

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Walk 1
Daffodil Walk

Walk 2 Dunsford to Bridford

Walk 3 (CURRENTLY IMPOSSIBLE)

Walk 4 (6.3 miles 2hr 30 mins gpx on request)

 Walks near Dunsford:
  
 Moretonhampstead
Moretonhamstead ,gateway to Dartmoor,is an ideal town for walkers to explore the lush edge of the moor.
  
 
 Chagford
Superb walks from this bustling Market town exploring the stunning beauty of this part of Dartmoor.
  
  
 Doddiscombsleigh
Three pleasant pub walks from the well known 'Nobody Inn'
  
  
 Christow
A delightful walk from this picturesque village to Tottiford Reservoir.
  
 Dartmoor Walks
Carefully selected walks with easy car access!