Walk the East Devon Way
The East Devon Way has had a makeover, this beautiful inland route had almost been forgotten but we have put it back on the map with a new guidebook and an interactive map listing businesses within easy reach of the path. Why not walk the route and discover Devon's hidden gems?
Get a certificate and a badge
To celebrate the makeover we have created a certificate which will be awarded to everyone who walks the entire route, the first 50 people will also receive a sew on badge. It is not necessary to complete the walk in one go, it has been split into six day or half day walks. Once you have completed the challenge, click here and complete the "I walked the East Devon Way!" form. Then all you have to do is send it into our office to receive your completion certificate and a badge.
New circular routes off the East Devon Way
We know you like walking the East devon Way, but some people have asked for circular routes leading off it. We partnered up with the Ramblers and East Devon District Council to create these new routes for you to enjoy.
Walks in detail
To see these routes in detail all you have to do is register on the Ramblers web site, look for a local walk, click the link to the map then you can find and print the walk you like. For a simple guide on how to access the Ramblers walks, click here.
For an overview
Click on the map above to print off the two pages.
Eat, sleep and drink along the route
It's never been easier to plan your walking holiday than with our new google map. It's filled with gorgeous B&B's, campsites, hotels and even some secluded gardens for delicious cream teas. Perfect for every size of group and every pocket. Ideal for a weekend or why not make a week's holiday of it? Click the explore image and the map filled will open in a new page.
*erratum in the printed book page 50 (Colyton to Lyme) should read 9.25miles rather than 4.75 miles
Pick up a free guidebook from Tourist Information Centres in East Devon (some may levy a small charge) or from one of the listed businesses. You can also download it or just take a sneak peek at the digital version below.
Be inspired by others who have completed the challenge.
Sarah from Axmouth was looking for something special to do for her 40th birthday....so she did all 40 miles of the East Devon Way - read about her story here.
Tipton Primary PTFA organised a sponsored walk and mini-East Devon Way challenge; 87 pupils did the sponsored walk whilst 25 pupils joined in on the East Devon Way from White Cross and Hawkerland.
The Otter Valley Association took the bus for a walk and successfully completed the challenge in a series of walks combined with local bus services.
Or how about running it? A group from the Axe Valley Runners ran the East Devon Way.
Enjoy walking in all seasons - Autumn
1- Harpford Woods (pg 30 in guidebook). We are aware there is a fallen tree in the woods and we are liaising with the landowner and Devon County Council right of way department for its removal.
2- Lympstone Common (pg 15 in guidebook). We are aware a new landowner has obtructed this permissive right of way and this is being dealt with by other parties - we apologise for what we hope is a temporary issue. The obstruction is easily bypassed by heading south to the road and continuing east/west (depending on your walk direction) for around 250m until you reach the Frying Pans/next junction of the footpath/road and rejoining the path by heading north.
There are two areas which have been re-routed:
1- The approach to Woodbury Castle now follows a much more pleasant route up Woodbury Common to Woodbury Castle and now follows the natural path to the right of the road, rather than crossing over the B3180 as is shown on older OS maps.
2- At Woodbury Castle - at the start there are new waymarkers guiding you around the ramparts of the 1/2 mile circle of Woodbury Castle before joining the path across the common.
We are looking to replace and renew some of the waymarkers along the route. Having the new guidebook will be very helpful as it has a map and clear direction plus landmarks to look out for.
Before planning your walk, we recommend you check the Devon County Council Rights of Way website for any temporary closures following on from any adverse weather in the area.
Report a problem
The route is looked after and maintained by the Devon County Council Rights of Way team and in many cases with the support of volunteer P3 Wardens in Parish Councils. To report an issue please let the Rights of Way team know on 0845 155 1004.