Otterton Circuit Walk


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This week’s walk is a very simple circular route starting in the charming village of Otterton, East Devon. At 5 miles in length it should take you about 2 hours or so.

  • To begin, head to Otterton itself.
  • Usually you can park in the street, but in the Summer this can be more difficult.
  • Head to the river and and cross over, before taking the first footpath on the left which follows the West bank.
  • After some time you will have a couple of opportunities to cross back over to the East bank. For this route we’re asking you to take the second, which is a road crossing.
  • Once on the other side, turn immediately right and follow the path to the top of the river.
  • Halfway along this path is a little track into the woods where you experience a great view of the estuary nature reserve below – well worth it if you have the time!
  • Whether you stopped for the view or not, head to the top of the cliff.
  • Turn to the left and travel along the top of the cliffs to the East.
  • Keep heading along this way until you you have almost reached the holiday park – just before it you’ll find a small gate signposted to Otterton.
  • Head uphill through the gate and turn left at the football ground.
  • Keep following this lane to take you back to the village you started from.

Read more Wednesday Walks HERE.

Chris Green

About the Author: Chris Green manages the office at Bowerland Cottage Holidays and Devon Dogs, using his technical expertise to assist wherever needed. In his spare time he likes playing guitar and bass, and hiking around Dartmoor.


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