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Pinhoe a historic village on the outskirts of Exeter
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Point of Interest

Church Views of Estuary

Pinhoe ,a village on the Pin Brook or a settlement on the hill (hoe) offers the walker many stunning views of the estuary,East Hill near Ottery St Mary or the Blackdown Hills beyond Cullompton and Honiton.

Country lane names like Tithebarn,Mosshayes,Langaton,Blackhorse hint at a fascinating past threatened by modern development.

Walk 1 Pinhoe to Pinhoe Church (1.5 miles)

pinhoe Church View of Estuary
Site of Battle of Pinhoe 1001

This walk takes you along the Pin Brook,past the old Brick Factory,along what used to be a quarry ,climbing steadily to Pinhoe Church (14/15th Century).

From you can enjoy stunning views of the Exe Estuary.

In 1001,slightly further up ,the Battle of Pinhoe was fought between the Saxons and the Vikings.

The Saxons fought bravely but ran out of ammunition and retreated to the safety of Exeter's city walls ; the Vikings took revenge and plundered Pinhoe!

parking

Harrington Lane or Pinhoe Church

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length:
1.5 miles
time:
45 mins
terrain:
tracks bridle,paths
lanes
main roads
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altitude range
37 - 97 m
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Walk 2 River Clyst (4.1 miles)

Pinhoe River Clyst Walk

Walk 3 Sowton Village & Redhayes Bridge (4.3 miles)

Sowton Village & Redhayes Bridge Walk

Walk 4 Pinhoe to Exeter Trail via Church (6.2 miles)

Pinhoe Exeter Trail

elevation

There is one steep climb.

 

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Walk 1