Trails

The following 3 trails have been established by the Devon Hedge Group in partnership with the landowners. Please download the trail guides. Each of the walks takes between 1 and 1 1/2 hours and will give you a good insight into the importance of Devon’s hedges.

Bucks Mills

Between Bideford and Clovelly on the north Devon coast, this walk is 2 miles long and will take about 1 hour to walk at a leisurely pace. It includes an exceptional green lane and provides stunning views out to sea. National Trust property.

Bucks Mills walk leaflet

Bucks Mills hedge trail 3, GVL event, 11 June 2012

Bucks Mills hedge trail 3, GVL event, 11 June 2012

Parke

Near Bovey Tracey on the eastern edge of Dartmoor, this trail has a short loop (1.9 miles, 1 hour) and a longer one (2.6 miles, 1½ hours). As well as passing a range of hedges in different stages of management, the walk passes through woodland and the longer loop runs alongside the attractive River Bovey. National Trust property.

Parke walk leaflet

Parke hedge trail 3, 15 Jan 13, Robert Wolton

Parke hedge trail 3, 15 Jan 13, Robert Wolton

Denbury

Starting at Denbury Green 2½ miles south-west of Newton Abbot, this walk takes you to the top of Denbury hill fort, a bronze age monument, passing ancient hedges some 1,200 years old on the way. On a clear day, there are spectacular views across the countryside to Dartmoor. The walk is about 1½ miles long and will take about 1½ hours. A Devon County Council site.

Denbury walk leaflet

Hedged landscape from Denbury Hill Fort to Haytor, 7 Nov 14, Robert Wolton

Hedged landscape from Denbury Hill Fort to Haytor, 7 Nov 14, Robert Wolton

Maybe you have a favourite walk along Devon’s hedges? We are keen to add more suggested trails from other parts of Devon to this website resource. Please get in touch with your recommendations including details of the route, length, hedge and other highlights. Trails should be wholly along public access routes (e.g. footpaths, minor roads or other access land) and preferably close to starting points such as bus stops, car parks and pubs. Please contact info@devonhedges.org with your suggestions.