Aveton Gifford

A perfect taste of South Hams countryside. This inland walk bowls along on paths and green lanes, taking in hills and combes, gentle pasture, woodland and stream, with views across to the moor for good measure.

Technical sheet
No. 10029913
A Aveton Gifford walk posted on 01/06/21 by South Devon AONB. Update : 01/06/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 3h15[?]
Distance Distance : 5.75mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 735ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 735ft
Highest point Highest point : 397ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 23ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Aveton Gifford
Starting point Starting point : N 50.314498° / W 3.836126°
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Description

(D/A) Turn left out of car park entrance. Turn right at T-junction up Church Lane. Follow Church Lane as it bends left. When it bends right take the first track on the left onto public footpath past Little Court.

(1) Drop down across field with large spreading tree to a gate. At the far corner of cultivated area of next field, bear up to right.

(2) Cross footbridge and stone stile. Go straight up over the hill, and pass to left of large waymarked fence post ahead. Just before the ruins of Coombe Farm, follow the waymarker on the path sharp right up the hill, beside the hedge.

(3) At fingerpost at the top of the rise turn left to follow bridleway along field edges and down rocky green lane.

(4) Bear left in front of Stockadon Farmhouse, right past Chestnut and up narrow green lane and farm track to Lixton. Turn right up the road and bear right again. At Greyhill Cross, take the green lane opposite and to the right. Turn left along the road at the bottom. Turn right by the bridge to follow bridleway through fields and woods, above stream.

(5) Bear right just before the house at Idestone, and then turn right along road.

(6) After 350m fork left through double gates and follow fingerpost arrow across filed to a stile. Follow field edge path to road, then turn first left up Hoppy Green Lane.

(7) At t-junction turn right down lane then bear right along the road.

(8) At bottom of dip, turn right by a small stream onto public footpath. Cut up through field over the hill and down through cemetery to left and continue down to join road. At Tree Corner, turn left into village then turn right back into car park.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 26ft - Village Hall car park
1 : mi 0.15 - alt. 82ft - Public footpath
2 : mi 0.33 - alt. 39ft - Footbridge
3 : mi 1.38 - alt. 322ft - Fingerpost
4 : mi 1.91 - alt. 220ft - Stockadon Farmhouse
5 : mi 3.76 - alt. 184ft - Idestone
6 : mi 3.86 - alt. 240ft - Fork
7 : mi 4.83 - alt. 79ft - T-junction
8 : mi 5.12 - alt. 23ft - Bottom of dip
D/A : mi 5.75 - alt. 26ft - Village Hall car park

Useful Information

Start : Village Hall car park, Aveton Gifford ( if starting from Timbers car park, go through the underpass, up through the recreation grounds, along Jubilee Street and then turn left to the Hall.)
Terrain : Footpaths, with some short muddy sections in wet weather; green lanes; surfaced roads.
Parking : Village Hall car park, TQ7 4LL or Timbers car park, TQ7 4LT.
Public transport : See www.travelinesw.com
Refreshments : In Aveton Gifford.
Toilets : Next to the village hall.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

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