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walks in and around the picturesque village of ide


Enjoy the country side and the village of Ide in Devon


Saxon Bridge & Alphin Brook Valley

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A typical narrow tree-lined country road overlooking the valley on the north side of the A30. Picturesque Clarks Pond is at the bottom of the track, before the footpath rises to meet the road that goes through the A30 subway.

Long hill and steep decent

Round The World

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Hilly, but with the reward of wonderful views. Land saturated by wet weather creates mini waterfalls along Fordland Bottom and wild garlic abounds in season. College Lane can be very slippery in wet weather.


College Lane & Scratch Face Lane

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Views are wonderful, east across Exeter and beyond, south towards Haldon forest and west over Perridge Estate and woodlands.

Not difficult, wheelchair accessible

Gentle Ramble Through The Village

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A typical mix of Devon thatched cottages and newer infill buildings. The picturesque village retains a primary school, three pubs and a Community Shop and Post Office.

Hard, Steep Hills

For The More Adventurous

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A country walk that offers experience of the countryside around Ide and takes in West Town Farm where you can see replanted orchards and other farm activities.

Long hill and steep decent

Polehouse Lane with Scenic Views

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Marvellous all-round views as you walk uphill. Traffic noise decreases and you can leave behind the bustle of everyday life and enjoy the agriculture seasons around you.