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Ide Walks

exploring a charming village
1 hour walks
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Ide ( pronounced 'eed' ) lies protected between the A30 and several steep hills.

All walks from Ide involve a certain amount of climbing and descending.

Ide Ford College Block
Ide's long ford

Walk 1 Around Ide (1.9 miles)

Difficulty

Follow a footpath next the car park to a stile; then join the abandoned railway track which used to lead to Alphington. You'll soon notice a footpath on your right; follow this and when you enter a field always keep to close to the hedge on your left until you reach the top of a steep hill.

From here you will have great views of Devon's rolling hills and the city of Exeter. It is not a coincidence that nearby a Roman signal station has been found.

Ahead,a Roman Signal Post

As you descend,you can still see part of what would have been the old railway bridge.

For more information on the old Ide line click here.

Near the WW1 memorial,either fork left to return to Ide or turn right & for a short while follow the pavement along the main road ,then turn left into a public footpath leading to the longest ford in England!

Which ever way,you will be passing the Hunts man pub and perhaps investigate for some refreshments.

Continue up the hill then just before the school,turn into a path on your right which eventually takes you to Ide's church

length:
1.9 miles
time:
50 mins
  
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Point of Interest

Longest ford in England
Ide abandoned railway line & Halt

parking

Free Ide Car Park,nr roundabout

  

Walk 2 West along Fordland Brook (2.9 miles)

Point of Interest

Ford and Bottom road used by twitchers

  

The route follows mainly quiet country lanes:Station road,Fordland Bottom road,College Lane & Scratch Face Lane,each pointing to an interesting past.

Walk 3 Ide to Alphington circular (4.2 miles)

For more information on this most popular walk click here

Walk 4 Old Ide circular

A delightfully short walk exploring the unspoiled Alphington Brook Valley.

 Walks near Ide: 
    
 
    
AlphingtonShillingford Green Circle 
    

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