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Marldon exploring medieval countryside
 
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Two great walks to Berry Pomeroy Castle through rural countryside which has changed little since the middle ages.

Both walks follow part of the most scenic John Musgrave Trail,a long distance route linking Torquay ,Totnes and Brixham & designed to interest the walker!

You can download the trail here.

Berry Pomeroy castle was built in Tudor times and is said to be haunted by the spirits of two ladies.

Marldon's 14th century church is worth a visit.

Near here the annual 'Apple Pie Fair' dating back to the 18th century has recently been revived and is held on the last Saturday in July.

Berry Pomeroy Castle

Walk 1 to Berry Pomeroy Castle (5.7 miles)

A The path takes you along Marldon Christmas Tree farm

B There is a short stretch along the old Totnes Road containing some traffic.

C A small diversion leads you to the site of old Torbay Aircraft Museum.
Unfortunately all aircraft have been sold and the museum no longer exists.

D Berry Pomeroy Castle is now owned by English Heritage - check here for prices & opening times.

You follow the well signed and carefully maintained John Musgrave Heritage Trail back to Marldon.

E Old village of Marldon.
The church,dedicated to Saint John the Baptist , was built in the 14th century.
Perhaps divert to the  Church House Inn

Point of Interest

Old part of Marldon near Church
Berry Pomeroy Castle
Marldon Christmas Farm
Old Torbay Aircraft Museum

 

length:
5.7 miles
time:
2 hrs 20 mins
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Residential:Marldon Cross Hill

Walk 2 to Berry Pomeroy Castle (9.1 miles)

A longer walk to the castle exploring the tranquil countryside north west of Marldon.

The route returns via the impressive John Musgrave Trail.

There are unfortunately no pubs en route.

John Musgrave trail near Marldon
Part of the John Musgrave Trail

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Walk 1 to Berry Pomeroy Castle

 

Walk 2 to Berry Pomeroy Castle

 Walks near Marldon:
  
 Totnes
Town Trail & Popular Circular Pub Walks around Totnes and along the river Dart
 
 Torquay
Great easy circular walks exploring Torquay's magnificent coast line ,its harbour and Tor Abbey.
  
 Cockington
Two pleasant walks through this most enchanting village,known for its gift shops,craft centre,tea gardens and Drum Inn,designed by Lutyens.