Two Ogwells Country Walk (Newton Abbott)

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Although less than a kilometre from the heart of the busy market town of Newton Abbott, this walk is a quiet and tranquil oasis in the midst of the built-up area.

From the small car park by playing-fields, we first cross the River Lemon and follow the wooded riverside into the grounds of Bradley Manor and then continue to follow the wooded banks of the river. Leaving the manor grounds, we cross meadows into more woodland where some well-preserved limekilns remain amongst the trees. Crossing a country lane, we again cross fields to the hamlet of Morley, where we take a quiet country lane for a few hundred metres before joining a bridleway track and subsequently more fields to a small church by Gaia House, there to follow another quiet country lane to West Ogwell. Two kilometres along this lane we arrive at East Ogwell, where there are toilets and a public house.

Having traversed the village we cross the common and walk down a footpath to the wooded side of Bradley Manor. Walking down through the mixed woodland, we arrive again at the River Lemon and follow a wide track for a while before it becomes a path through a small meadow. The path now crosses a tarmac drive and goes around the edge of the playing-fields back to the start in the car park.

When walking this route one Sunday in September, outside the close manor grounds, we only saw three other walkers and very little traffic on the country lanes.

England - South West England - Devon - Countryside

Features

Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Good for Kids, Play Area, Public Transport, River, Wildlife, Woodland
11/05/2021 - Rachael Thompson

Lovely tranquil walk spring flowers in the hedgerows and woodlands. Guidance was clear and easy to follow however slight confusion after 28 - the signpost showing the way to 29 has fallen over so we missed it and the yellow topped marker post in the woods is tucked away and easy to miss too. At 30 there is now a route marker post so at 31 follow the black arrow to the right past the bench.It should also be noted that the public house at East Ogwell has sadly recently been destroyed by fire so is not available for refreshments. The toilets however were still open.

16/08/2013 - KAY SWIFT

Excellent walk. Riverbank, woods and some good views. Easy walking - not much ascent. Instructions good but some concentration required at 30 going down through the woodland. Lovely dry day but think in the winter when wet it could be steep and slippery between 32 - 33.

09/11/2012 - Walkingworld Administrator

We believe we have corrected the mapping data and map. Thanks to Paul Dawson for his feedback. Any further details about imrpoving our data most gratefully accepted. Admin, Walkingworld.

31/10/2012 - Paul and Tracy Dawson

Very enjoyable walk through NT land, farmland and country roads, with some lovely views. Excellent instructions and pictures, however, the map was confusing at points 30 and 31 where they go back on themselves? My GPS didn't like them after downloading the map! :-) Care should be taken through points 29 to 33 when wet, as you come down fairly steeply in places, as the ground was vey slippy especially with exposed tree roots covered with leaves

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