LapfordCrediton

Lapcre three
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By Tim Ryan on 12 Feb 2022


Distance

19km/12mi

Ascent

483m

Descent

425m

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Description

A slightly shorter route than Lapcre (two), which avoids the mud issues near Rolestone Barton, using byways to the north. It does however have a longer road section albeit being on a quiet lane with sparse traffic, if any at all. The entrance - exit at Lapford is to the south of the town and uses a lovely wooden footbridge over the Yeo river. An enjoyable walk, I am familiar with the byway previously mentioned and whilst it was muddy (but manageable) - I do know this is a seasonal issue, normally it is fine. I walked this route for this review in February, so have marked it down for the condition at the time. The path to the west of Morchard Bishop also muddy can in the Winter be avoided by using the road to the north. Later in the year its fine

A slightly shorter route than Lapcre (two), which avoids the mud issues near Rolestone Barton, using byways to the north. It does however have a longer road section albeit being on a quiet lane with sparse traffic, if any at all. The entrance - exit at Lapford is to the south of the town and uses a lovely wooden footbridge over the Yeo river. An enjoyable walk, I am familiar with the byway previously mentioned and whilst it was muddy (but manageable) - I do know this is a seasonal issue, normally it is fine. I walked this route for this review in February, so have marked it down for the condition at the time. The path to the west of Morchard Bishop also muddy can in the Winter be avoided by using the road to the north. Later in the year its fine

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Lapford
Grid Ref SS7321608367
Lat / Lon 50.86086° / -3.80284°
Easting / Northing 273,216E / 108,367N
What3Words reclining.bead.hacksaw
Crediton
Grid Ref SS8343400226
Lat / Lon 50.78984° / -3.65513°
Easting / Northing 283,434E / 100,226N
What3Words monday.drops.outlooks

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Helen C

14 Nov 2022

I walked this route from Lapford to Crediton. Note that if you get the train, there is a bit of walking on the A377 to get to the start of the SlowWay.
It is not suitable for wheeled users - there are steps and stiles and steep gradients.
I walked the route in mid November after a couple of weeks rain so I was expecting mud, and I got it. It was only what is typical of the area and the season, but it does make it a little tough going in places. As Tim said in his review, it should be better in drier weather.
At Middlecott, west of Morchard Bishop, a minor tweak is required. From the southern end of the bridleway at Monkswylde, follow the lane south to Middlecott Farm then east through the farmyard and along a public footpath. The plotted route running east from Monkswylde takes you down a private drive to Middlecott Cottage. This is not a public right of way. It joins the footpath though and is not obvious as a private route if walking from the east.
Morchard Bishop was a good stopping point for lunch - the pub was closed when I was there but the village shop is well stocked, with hot food and drinks.
East of Morchard Bishop, there was electric fence across a cross field footpath. I was able to get under it and reported it to the highway authority.
There were a couple of flooded sections on the restricted byways between Moor Farm and Swannaton. In most places not deep and passable by keeping to the hedge bank, but I slipped into one and did get wet feet! I have marked the review down because of these sections but I am sure it was only a result of the recent rain.
The route then followed quiet lanes and the occasional bridleway to Sandford, which has a couple of pubs and a shop. From there it follows a lovely off-road permissive path into Crediton.
A good walk, despite being a little challenging, though beautiful, quiet mid Devon countryside.


Tim Ryan

12 Feb 2022

In the winter the byway does get muddy. It was when I reviewed it, but I do know it's not always so. The route was passable though. And overall a nice, if quite tough route. Good places to refresh in Sandford and Morchard Bishop with shops and pubs in both.


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