Loddiswell and Middle Avon Valley

A perfect mix of riverside, ancient woodland and beautiful countryside. A beautiful leafy walk following the amber waters of the River Avon through classic English woodland, starting and finishing in the tranquil village of Loddiswell.

Technical sheet
No. 10313503
A Loddiswell walk posted on 08/06/21 by Aurelie-21. Update : 08/06/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h50[?]
Distance Distance : 3.4mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 315ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 328ft
Highest point Highest point : 305ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 46ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Loddiswell
Starting point Starting point : N 50.323411° / W 3.799938°
Download : -

Description

(D/A) Turn left out of car park and left again. Follow the tarmac lane to the left of the church.

(1) At Ham Butts go straight on towards Reads Farm. Just before the farm, bear right onto a public footpath.

(2) Follow the path alongside the stream and cross over on a small wooden bridge and continue to bottom. Turn left to follow the riverside footpath.

(3) Cross the river at the old railway bridge, and turn right along the path which follows both the route of the old railway line and the river.

(4) Turn right at the road, by the old railway station. Pass under the railway bridge then turn right onto public footpath along the river. At the road, turn right over the bridge and follow the lane up hill.

(5) At the second left hand bend turn right into the drive entrance to Cloverwell Farm, then turn left at unmetalled road sign.

(1) At Ham Butts sign turn left back to village, follow the lane past Church, then right at sign for toilets and right again to return to village car park.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 295ft - Loddiswell car park
1 : mi 0.23 - alt. 302ft - Ham Butts
2 : mi 0.6 - alt. 180ft - Stream
3 : mi 1.51 - alt. 92ft - River Avon
4 : mi 2.37 - alt. 75ft - Road
5 : mi 2.83 - alt. 167ft - Bend
D/A : mi 3.4 - alt. 295ft - Loddiswell car park

Useful Information

Start : Loddiswell car park, near the village Hall TQ7 4RJ
Terrain : Surfaced roads and paths, green lane, country and riverside footpaths. Ancient woodland with some fallen trees to navigate and uneven surface.
Parking : Loddiswell car park, near the village Hall TQ7 4RJ
Public transport : Buses to Loddiswell, see www.travelinesw.com
Refreshments : In Loddiswell or Avon Mill garden centre
Toilets : Public toilet in car park.

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

Other walks in the area

distance 5.75mi Vertical gain +735ft Vertical drop -735ft Durée 3h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Aveton Gifford - Devon

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.

Aveton Gifford to Bigbury at low tide
distance 10.35mi Vertical gain +1453ft Vertical drop -1430ft Durée 6h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Aveton Gifford - Devon

A circular walk through stunning scenery from Aveton Gifford to Bigbury following the tidal road, paths, tracks and the beach. There are excellent views of the Avon estuary and of the famous Burgh Island.

distance 1.94mi Vertical gain +151ft Vertical drop -131ft Durée 1h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Kingsbridge - Devon

Discover clues to the history of the town. A 1.5 hours easy walk around the town of Kingsbridge. Leave at least an extra hour if you wish to explore the museum, churches and pubs. There is an audio guide for this walk which is best listened to along the route via the South Devon AONB walks webpage.

distance 7.63mi Vertical gain +909ft Vertical drop -899ft Durée 4h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Kingsbridge - Devon

Creeks and countryside. This walk exploring some of Kingsbridge estuary’s creeks – Bowcombe and Frogmore. Steep in places but the views are worth the climb!

distance 1.86mi Vertical gain +236ft Vertical drop -236ft Durée 1h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Kingsbridge - Devon

A stroll through parkland and woodland. Stroll out of Kingsbridge for a tranquil dawdle through parkland meadow and dappled woodland, just a hop, skip and a jump from the town – an unexpected delight.

distance 2.62mi Vertical gain +397ft Vertical drop -381ft Durée 1h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Kingsbridge - Devon

A delightful route following creeks and green lanes steeped in the trade and travel of past times. This short moderate walk offers melting views of the boat-bobbing estuary and charming South Hams countryside, and a host of waterfowl and wading birds into the bargain.

distance 3.24mi Vertical gain +322ft Vertical drop -325ft Durée 1h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Thurlestone - Devon

A circular walk taking in the old haunts of Saxons and smugglers. Lush coastline and glittering sea, then amble back through the green fields of South Devon.

distance 7.68mi Vertical gain +948ft Vertical drop -948ft Durée 4h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Thurlestone - Devon

A meander through peaceful countryside and woodlands. Downstream from Aveton Gifford, the river Avon winds through its beautiful and secluded valley to the sea. This fine walk traces its course, and you are rarely out of sight of the estuary, or its rich birdlife.

For more walks, use our search engine.

The GPS track and description are the property of the author.