|exploring a charming village|
|1 hour walks|
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All walks from Ide involve a certain amount of climbing and descending.
Walk 1 Around Ide (1.9 miles)
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.
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
Longest ford in England
Free Ide Car Park,nr roundabout
Walk 2 West along Fordland Brook (2.9 miles)
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.
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