Devon Dumpling 2024

Devon Dumpling 2024

28th April 2024


THE DEVONSHIRE DUMPLING RESTAURANT will be open for one day on the 28th April  and will serving three courses.

1) The Light Bite

9.4 miles. Heads straight for the cliff path, goes to Lime Kilns car park, turns right at the White Bridge and left near Brandy Head and reaches Otterton via minor roads. This walk is self-supporting and will not involve checkpoints. There are opportunities to eat and drink and tarry a little at the Kings Arms and Otterton Mill. It is hoped to return by the side of the Otter and then to use a new footpath created by the Lower Otter Restoration Project.

Watch this space- after weeks of rain the footpath has been closed (just) on the Otterton side of the Clamour Bridge.

This dish should satisfy the lighter appetite without inducing indigestion. Tea/coffee before and afterwards, certificate and pasty for £6. What's not to like?

2)  The Main Course

18.9 miles. This is the restaurant's most popular offering and has been the choice of 50% of  reservations thus far.

 It leaves the hall and goes to Shortwood Common, heads via Hayeswood Lane to Yettington and Woodbury Castle. (CP 1 ).  It then continues through Woodbury and Exton to join the walkway to Exmouth. CP 2 is still to be confirmed. Then, Via Phear Park and a little urban walking it will reach the Coastal Path from Gore Lane and follow the cliffs back to Budleigh .

Again this footpath is closed at present with South West Water stating that work should be finished by 'mid-March'.

This walk involves coastal, pebblebed heath, estuary and urban walking. It should satisfy all but the most gargantuan of appetites.

3)  Main Course plus Dessert

At present just short of 30 miles

A route for the dedicated gourmand. It will satisfy even the most voracious of appetites. In brief-; to Shortwood Common, Kersbrook, White Bridge, Brandy Head, Colliver Cross, Clamour Bridge, Otterton, East Budleigh, Hayeswood Lane, Yettington, Woodbury; following the same route as the 18 until West Down Beacon when it turns left to cross East Devon Golf course to return to the hall via Castle and Bear Lanes. It is, truly, for walkers and runners, with established , substantial eating habits.

Further details and full route descriptions/ GPX  will be on this website shortly after the closure of entries date- 15th April


Your Challenge is to complete your chosen distance: 48k/30 miles - 29k/18 miles or 9 miles within a time limit of 11 hours.

Start times are Walkers: 8.00am Runners: 9.00am (strictly no runners to start before) 9 mile walkers/runners: 9.30 (please do not start before)

Entrants must be able to read a map and follow compass bearings and must have sufficient knowledge, experience, equipment and navigational skills to take part in this walk in all conditions and especially in the event of bad weather.

All routes are covered by the OS Explorer 115 Exmouth & Sidmouth (1:25,000).

Because the routes have been agreed with private landowners it is important that you keep to them at all times.

Certificates will be given on the day to all those who complete the walk.

Dogs are permitted to accompany entrants as long as they are kept on a lead.  The rules of the town hall at Budleigh Salterton are that dogs cannot enter the hall.

Please bring your own mug so that we can reduce the amount of single use plastic

All entrants must download a full route description from C&D LDWA Website, print it and take it to the event. These will be available to download from this page from 15/4/2024

Devon Dumpling 2024 Results can be downloaded Here: