|where Jane Austen once roamed|
|1 hour walks|
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Walk 1 (1.4 miles allow 1 hour)
Some very old and tall trees are found in these woods which during the Middle Ages provided valuable building timber.Recently most confiners have been replaced with native trees. As a result wood anemonies can be seen during spring.
Opposite the car park,at the top of the hill stood once a Roman Signal Station.
This is a short but very pleasant walk to a view point which inspired Jane Austen to write Sense & Sensibility. In the distance you may be looking at 'Barton Park' ,'...four miles northward of Exeter' .
The walk includes some steep descents and some stretches can be quite muddy!
35 - 118 m
quality of track
Stoke Woods Main Car Park
Walk 2 To Bampford Speke (7.2 miles)
This popular walk through some of the most beautiful countryside Devon has to offer starts at Stokewoods (see Car Park).
It takes you into Brampford Speke via what could have been Jan Austen's Barton Cottage and continues along an old railway line to Stoke Canon & returns via Huxham Church.
It follows part of :
East Valley Way
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Brampford Speke:Lazy Toad
Stoke Canon :Stoke Canon Inn
Caution:A396 needs to be crossed.
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