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Woodbury & Woodbury Castle on the trail of the 'wooden fort'
1 hour walks
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Point of Interest

Woodbury Castle ,Woodbury Park

Woodbury apparently takes its name from the earthwork known as Woodbury Castle. This was "the wooden fort" or "the fort in the woods."

Walk 1 to Woodbury Castle (4.8 miles)

Difficulty

This rural walk starts on the outskirts of the village and takes you past the entrance to what used to be an estate owned by Nigel Mansell ;it follows a track through his golf course and leads to the wild expanse of the Common and along Woodbury Castle. There are some spectacular views of the Exe estuary.

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parking

Free Village Car Park

Any one intersted in the history of Woodbury (& old pictures) this site is highly recommended!

length:
4.8 miles
time:
1 hr 45 mins
terrain:
tracks,paths
lanes
main roads
0 %
2%
altitude range
47 - 158 m
quality of track
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map of Woodbury Common
 

Walk 2 from Woodbury Castle (2.9 miles)

You may also wish to do a circular walk around Woodbury Castle.

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Walk 1

woodbury castle

Woodbury Castle

 

 Walks near Woodbury:
  
 Hayes Barton
This most enjoyable walk takes you near Hayes Barton,where Sir Walter Raleigh was born.
  
 
 Exton
A varied 2 hour walk from the Puffing Billy following footpaths to Woodbury and returning via Lympstone and the Exmouth to Topsham Estuary Trail.
  
 
 Hawkerland
A very easy dog walk offering expansive views towards the sea across a gently rolling heath land.