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Yeoford to Copplestone - along the Tarka Line

A leisurely walk (countryside) starting and finishing in Devon, England, about 5.50km (3.42 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 1:45h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 62m (203ft)
Descent 28m (91ft)
Max. Elevation 120m (393ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 90m (294ft)
Yeoford Station
Distance 5.50km
Duration ~1:45h
Ordnance Survey Map
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Timwoods on 10 Aug 2010
The Tarka Line, from Exeter to Barnstaple, passes through some beautiful Devonian scenery. Excellent walks start from all the rural stops in between, and the 'Tarka Line Walks' booklet details 22 routes. Order a copy from www.tarkarail.org/page2.html This route, between the villages of Yeoford and Copplestone, passes through the mid-Devon redlands that are typical of the region. It's classic countryside walking and a great start to exploring the Tarka Line. Note that they are both request stops, so let the conductor know.

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OS Grid SX783988
From the station, head under the bridge to pick up the footpath alongside the railway line. Cross the river and keep along the path.
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The path passes through fields to reach the hamlet of Penstone. Pass under the railway bridge and over the two tracks towards Colebrook.
About 1.50 km (~0.93 miles) from
OS Grid SX770999
St Andrew's church in Colebrooke is a lovely spot from which to admire the scenery of mid-Devon. From the churchyard, pass through the gate onto Drunkards' Lane, which recrosses the old South Devon railway.
About 0.47 km (~0.29 miles) from
OS Grid SS771010
Follow the lane to Coleford, a fine Devon village. Just over the railway bridge is the New Inn, a 13th century drinking spot.
About 1.08 km (~0.67 miles) from
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Continue along the lane past Coplestone House and on into Copplestone.
About 0.92 km (~0.57 miles) from
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Finish the walk in Copplestone, which has another good pub - the wonderfully named Devonshire Dumpling on Morchard Road - and a village shop. The station is a few hundred metres north of the village centre.
About 1.34 km (~0.83 miles) from

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Sue Hocking
26 Jul 2019
Incorrect Information.

The Devonshire Dumpling is AT Morchard Road ( a Hamlet), about three miles from Copplstone towards Lapford! You can catch a train from Copplestone and get off at the next station....Morchard Road or take the bus. Otherwise the walk there would be along the main Copplestone -Barnstaple A377.There maybe other more circuitous routes by foot but none direct.

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