2.6 of 5 (19 votes)

A circuit from Newton St Cyres

A leisurely walk (countryside) in Devon, England, about 8.00km (4.97 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 2:15h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 51m (167ft)
Descent 50m (164ft)
Max. Elevation 70m (229ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 101m (331ft)
Start & End
Newton St Cyres
Distance 8.00km
Duration ~2:15h
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Timwoods on 30 Jul 2014
For some walkers, Devon means Dartmoor or Exmoor. But the county has plenty more to enjoy. This walk near Exeter explores the gentle countryside along the Tarka Line, which is a very rewarding destination for car-free walking. For more routes along the line, visit: www.carfreedaysout.com/tarka.html Note that there are few trains stopping here except on Sundays, so save the walk for that day.

Walk Functions


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Walk Map

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Take the Tarka Line to Newton St Cyres, just outside Exeter.
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Go back across the railway line via the bridge. The footpath is right before you reach the bridge over the river.
About 0.24 km (~0.15 miles) from
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Follow the path along the riverside until Half Moon village. Here, cross back over the railway line towards Langford.
About 1.80 km (~1.12 miles) from
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Continue to Langford, then proceed along Bidwell Lane towards Upton Pyne.
About 0.58 km (~0.36 miles) from
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Head up the hill into Upton Pyne. It's worth popping into the church here. The tower dates to 1380.
About 1.01 km (~0.63 miles) from
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Follow the road north to Pye Corner, taking the left fork at the junction.
About 0.84 km (~0.52 miles) from
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The road leads to Jackmoor, where you can take a short cut along the footpath.
About 0.84 km (~0.52 miles) from
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Pick up the lane heading west/northwest via Winscott Barton. Continue along the road up to Norton's Farm. The lanes are generally safe to walk along, but do keep aware of traffic.
About 0.87 km (~0.54 miles) from
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Turn left beyond the farm to reach the station again. There is a nice little pub at the station, the Beer Engine: www.thebeerengine.co.uk
About 1.45 km (~0.9 miles) from

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