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Foxglove and nameEast Devon Way


61 km / 38 miles
The route links the South West Coast Path, the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site and the Exe Estuary. It follows the estuary of the River Exe to Lympstone and then turns east over the commons and rolling hills of the East Devon AONB via Harpford, Sidbury, Farway and Colyton. It can be combined with part of the South West Coast Path National Trail to form a circular walk. A wide variety of landscapes; estuary, high open commons, woodlands and quiet river valleys. Walking is generally not difficult but the route does include some quite sharp climbs.

The route information has been updated with a revised free publication, It is downloadable free and also available from East Devon Tourist Information Centres as a printed booklet. Walkers may obtain a copy from any of the 100 businesses listed on their website - see below. There are route alterations around Woodbury Common. The new booklet includes the re-routing to visit Woodbury Castle, an Iron Age hill-fort. Existing OS maps show the previous route.


Waymark: Foxglove and name
Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Foxglove and name
Attributes: Challenging
Start: SX999810 - Exmouth, Devon View on StreetMap
Finish: SY343923 - Uplyme, Devon View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Explore Devon - East Devon Way East Devon National Landscape - East Devon Way Travel Wessex - East Devon Way

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook East Devon Way: a walker's guide  (East Devon National Landscape  - 2017 )
External download East Devon Way - A Walker's Guide  (East Devon National Landscape  - 2017 ) Download


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 192, 193
OS Landranger Active 192, 193
OS Explorer 44, 115, 116
OS Explorer Active 44, 115, 116
Other Paper Maps:
ZigZag 20 Stripmap
East Devon Way: Exmouth to Lyme Regis (Yellow Publications - 2022)

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Accommodation within 5 km of this Path:

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5 km
49 km
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3 km
59 km

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Route Profile:

61.5 km (38.2 miles)
1,464 m (4,803 ft) ascent
256 m (840 ft)  maximum height

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