Codden Hill

This short circular walk with ascents and descents close to Barnstaple provides a good way to explore Codden Hill which overlooks the surroundings valleys and River Taw Estuary.

Technical sheet
No. 4145705
A Bishop's Tawton walk posted on 05/10/20 by charentimoy. Update : 23/02/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h20[?]
Distance Distance : 2.33mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 315ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 338ft
Highest point Highest point : 604ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 236ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Bishop's Tawton
Starting point Starting point : N 51.047016° / W 4.014796°
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Bishop's Tawton and River Taw from Codden Hill Swimbridge Newland from the path

Description

Park your car in Clement's Lane car park (East side of Codden Hill).

(D/A) Go through the gate (yellow arrow) ascending the large rocky path for 450 metres. Ignore a path on your right and continue straight next to the open meadow which leads to a monument.

(1) At the top, the 360° view is worth a look! You can see nices valleys, Bishop's Tawton below and Barnstaple on clear days. Go past the monument (a pillar in memory of Caroline Thorpe), descend the grassy path along the fence on your left for one kilometre and bear immediately right to the small path when you reach a large gate on your left. Go slightly down this path across the meadow until you reach a junction next to the woods.

(2) Bear right and follow straight this gravel path along the woods for almost one mile. When you join the fork with a small path on the left, bear right ascending the quite steep ascent for 300 metres.

(3) At the next junction, bear left going down the path.

(4) When you reach another junction, ignore the path to "Lakes" on your left but follow straight the final ascent which leads to the car park.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 453ft - Clement's Lane car park
1 : mi 0.4 - alt. 604ft - Monument
2 : mi 1.05 - alt. 338ft - Large gate
3 : mi 2.03 - alt. 400ft - Junction
4 : mi 2.11 - alt. 430ft - Junction
D/A : mi 2.33 - alt. 453ft - Clement's Lane car park

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Opinions and comments

Average

Global average : 4/5
Number of opinions : 1
Description quality : 4/5
Routemap quality : 4/5
Walk interest : 4/5


Walker
on Mon 12 Apr 2021 16:09:23 CEST

Global average : 4 / 5

Date of walk : 12/04/21
Description quality : Good
Routemap quality : Good
Walk interest : Good

Great views from the top of the hill. You could see Barnstaple, the estuary and Lundy Island in in the distance. A nice circular walk which was about an hour. Be careful when you park your car in the car park. My car was tried by some thief, but luckily not got into. Park on the road.

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