MoretonhampsteadExeter

Morexe four
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By danravenellison on 29 Aug 2022


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Description

This is (very nearly) a great way for walking between Moretonhampstead and Exeter. You can expect lots of walking down very quiet lanes, easy navigation and stunning views of Devon.

I would give this route 5 stars if it was not for the crossing under the A30 to get in/out of Exeter.

It's hard to find a way to walk from Moretonhampstead to Exeter without making use of lanes. Entry into the city from the west is tricky as there are not many footpaths and the A30 blocks most decent access.

Be aware - following the B3212 at Pocombe Hill the route crosses under the A30. The footpath is overgrown here and it's necessary to walk down the road for 50 metres or so. This felt OK and there was space to step off the road, but it's less than ideal.

I would not want to do this crossing with a push chair or children, but would walk it again. The council should cut back the vegetation here.

The route inspired by Morexe Two, but avoids the B3212 at Doccombe but going north over Mardon Down. It also avoids using the B3212 Dunsford Road in Exeter which is not safe to walk down. This only adds a small amount of distance at the Exeter end, but does mean going down some brilliant paths

This is (very nearly) a great way for walking between Moretonhampstead and Exeter. You can expect lots of walking down very quiet lanes, easy navigation and stunning views of Devon.

I would give this route 5 stars if it was not for the crossing under the A30 to get in/out of Exeter.

It's hard to find a way to walk from Moretonhampstead to Exeter without making use of lanes. Entry into the city from the west is tricky as there are not many footpaths and the A30 blocks most decent access.

Be aware - following the B3212 at Pocombe Hill the route crosses under the A30. The footpath is overgrown here and it's necessary to walk down the road for 50 metres or so. This felt OK and there was space to step off the road, but it's less than ideal.

I would not want to do this crossing with a push chair or children, but would walk it again. The council should cut back the vegetation here.

The route inspired by Morexe Two, but avoids the B3212 at Doccombe but going north over Mardon Down. It also avoids using the B3212 Dunsford Road in Exeter which is not safe to walk down. This only adds a small amount of distance at the Exeter end, but does mean going down some brilliant paths

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Moretonhampstead
Grid Ref SX7536286082
Lat / Lon 50.66103° / -3.76480°
Easting / Northing 275,362E / 86,082N
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Exeter
Grid Ref SX9185692947
Lat / Lon 50.72604° / -3.53355°
Easting / Northing 291,856E / 92,947N
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Slow Ways Darren

19 Jun 2023 Spring

This route is OK but the footpaths can be quite hard to follow as they aren't that clearly marked. A couple to the East of Dunsford require faith and to go along the side of fields rather than follow the marked ways. Not recommended after heavy rain or when visibility is bad because some of the paths near Longdown turn into very muddy rivers.


Danravenellison

29 Aug 2022 Summer

This route deserves to be five stars. I've only given it two stars because of the need to use the B3212 to cross under the A30 at Pocombe Hill with no path.

The footpath is overgrown here and it's necessary to walk down the road for 50 metres or so. This felt OK and there was space to step off the road, but it's less than ideal... and needed crossing from one side to the other to remain safe.

I'd not do this crossing with children or with a pushchair. The council should really cut back the vegetation and make this crossing safe as there is no other way (that I can see) to walk between Firs Park and Pocombe Hill or Exeter.

That all said, I loved walking this route... would walk it again... and it would make a great run too! If you have the choice, I recommend walking/running from Moretonhampstead to Exeter as it's mostly down hill.


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