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Tiverton

Georgian architecture,wildlife rich canal and rolling hills
  
     
Walk 1 (2.8 m) Walk 2 (4.5 m)Walk 3 (1.4 m)Walk 4 (4 m one way)Walk 5 (8 m one way)
Easy Canal WalkGogwell Town TrailBickleighCullompton
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This once prosperous town was named after two fords - one across the Exe,the other across the Lowman: Two-Ford-Town.

Much of the town centre was destroyed by a fire and rebuilt in a Georgean style by wealthy wool merchants The locals refer to the town as Tivvy .

Point of Interest

Almshouses ,Tiverton Canal ,Museum

Three delightful walks.

Walk 1 Easy Canal Walk (2.8 miles)

A From the small car park turn left ,cross road to roundabout and continue along cycle path,slightly on left..

B Follow a disused railway track towards Halberton.

C Cross bridge and return along the Great Western Canal past memorial to a crashed plane.

D At Tiverton Basin and large car park turn right into a foot path & Hermes Avenue

An easy dog walk.

 

GPX for GPS with lots of geocaches en route

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Walk 2 Gogwell (4.5 miles)

A This delightful but somewhat strenuous country walk starts in Tiverton.

B It takes you through the centre,past the Museum

C Continue along Collipriest Road with the river Exe on your right.

DJust before Lower Collipriest Farm turn left up a hardened track which changes into a public footpath climbing steadily to Gogwell.

E Cross a lane (Exeter Hill) into a track & at farm take the left fork (Gogwell Lane).

F At the end of the track cross over onto a public footpath.
At the next lane turn left. At the next junction turn right,then right again into Tidcombe Lane

G Return along the Great Western Canal.

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Walk 2 
length:
4.5 miles
time:
1 hr 50 mins
terrain:
tracks,paths
lanes
stiles
5
main roads
5 mins
1%
altitude range
55 - 235 m
quality of track
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Walk 3 Town trail (1.4 miles)

This is one of our 'Thirty Five Minute Walks'

The third is a short town trail,which takes you through the old part of Tiverton,past the museum (well worth a visit) ,the castle and market.

GPX for GPS for town trail


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Tiverton boasts two short Town Trails,Merchant's Trail and the West Exe Trail,both illustrated through various information panels - download here
parking

Fee Paying in town or Tidcombe Lane

Walk 4 Tiverton to Bickleigh circular (8 miles)

Follow the river Exe to Bickleigh,enjoy some refreshments and take the bus back!

This is a 'must do' walk. There is a lot to capture the interest of the walker,even on the way back!

For more information click here.

Walk 5 Tiverton to Cullompton Circular (16 miles)

Explore a beautiful stretch between Tiverton and Cullompton and take the bus back!

For more information click here.

Walk 6 Tiverton Tree Trail (2 miles)

This trail launched in 2017 by Y4 pupils from Heathcoat Primary,was designed to help children & adults (?) identify trees.

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Walk 1 1hr 10 mins

 

Walk 2

 

Walk 3

 Walks near Tiverton:
  
 Knightshayes
Great walks around Knightshayes' estate with its beautiful gardens and an impressive victorian Gothic mansion.
  
 
 Halberton
Easy walks along the Grand Western Canal.
  
 
 Bickleigh
Bickleigh is known for its bridge across theExe (allegedly made famous by Simon and Garfunkel) its 15th century castle,an old mill,a Railway Centre and two popular pubs. You have a choice of 3 top walks!
  
 
 Sampford Peverell
A pleasant walk following part of the peaceful Grand Western Canal and exploring the remote hills and fields around Sampford Peverell.
 
 Bampton
A charming Saxon town north of Tiverton boasting several pubs and an old motte and bailey castle.
 
 Witheridge
Enjoy a rural walk following part of the Tarka Trail explores the hidden and more secluded woodlands and streams of Devon.