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Exeter & District Group

We are the Exeter and District Ramblers. We open the way for everyone in our local community to enjoy the pleasures of walking.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking

Overview

A circular walk taking in a mix of rural Mid-Devon landscapes – Grand Western Canal, villages and small lanes.
Starting from Beech Car Park north of Fenacre Bridge we will walk south past the remains of Canonsleigh Abbey (Augustinian Priory), then along a former railway line towards Burlescombe. Following the canal towpath we then head south and west towards Westleigh, skirting the quarry, then north to Holcombe Rogus via the famed Holcombe Court. On towards Whipcott and back to the canal and Beech Car Park.  Could be muddy in places with a mix of off and on road walking. 

Thursday, 21 March 2024
Start time:
10:30 am
Estimated finish time:
2:30 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
9.7km / 6.0mi
Ascent:
N/A
Type:
circular

If you would like to join this walk, please notify the leaders, preferably by email, so that they can inform you of any late changes to arrangements.

 

Starting point

Grid reference:
ST 07117 17974
Nearest postcode:
EX16 7JD
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Start time:
10:30 am

Beech Car Park (next to the canal) Free but small. Map: EXP128.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking