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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.


Path Type
Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Foxglove and name
Foxglove and name
Challenging; Downland/Wolds; River
SX999810 - Exmouth, Devon
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SY343923 - Uplyme, Devon
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

External PDF
East Devon Way (East Devon AONB - 2012)
East Devon Way : a walker's guide (East Devon AONB - 2014)
East Devon Way (East Devon AONB - 2012)
External PDF
East Devon Way - A Walker's Guide (East Devon AONB - 2014)


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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
OS Landranger Active
OS Explorer
OS Explorer Active
Other Paper Maps:
ZigZag 16 Stripmap
East Devon Way: Colyton to Lyme Regis (Yellow Publications - Sept 2015)
ZigZag 16 Stripmap
East Devon Way: Exmouth to Colyton (Yellow Publications - Sept 2015)

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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

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B & B Accommodation
The Barn Hotel  (bookable online)
2 Km
< 1 Km
Hostel Accommodation
5 Km
49 Km
B & B Accommodation
Hix Townhouse  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
61 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