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Axminster

Devon


Slow Ways linking Axminster and Beaminster, Bridport, Chard, Colyton, Honiton, Lyme Regis

England / Devon / Axminster

Axminster’s six Slow Ways are 79% checked

Drawn: 6/6
reviewed: 6/6
verified: 4/6
and surveyed: 3/6

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Our goal is for each Slow Way to have at least one route that is verified and surveyed. To be verified – and get its snail badge – a route needs at least three positive reviews.

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Walk to Axminster from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Axminster—Beaminster
Axmbea one

Double check Distance 26km/16mi Ascent 705m Descent 736m
Axminster—Beaminster
Axmbea two Pioneer me Distance 25km/16mi Ascent 708m Descent 676m
Axminster—Bridport
Axmbri one Review me Distance 21km/13mi Ascent 585m Descent 573m
Axminster—Chard
Axmcha one Enjoy me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 281m Descent 195m
Axminster—Lyme Regis
Axmlym one Survey me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 311m Descent 291m
Axminster—Lyme Regis
Axmlym two Verify me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent - Descent -
Colyton—Axminster
Colaxm one Enjoy me Distance 9km/5mi Ascent 135m Descent 132m
Colyton—Axminster
Colaxm two Pioneer me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent - Descent -
Colyton—Axminster
Colaxm three Survey me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent - Descent -
Honiton—Axminster
Honaxm one Enjoy me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 506m Descent 420m

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Collective progress

68% of Axminster’s six route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

10/10

drawn

8/10

reviewed

4/10

surveyed

5/10

verified

14 people have contributed to Axminster’s Slow Ways

1 people have pledged to walk and review a route

4 people have surveyed a route in Axminster

119km out of 154km have been walked and reviewed

289km of reviews have been shared in Axminster

Latest Updates

Great connection between Axminster and Lyme for those that want to walk one way....

danravenellison

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Most of the route was clear and pleasant, especially just outside Axminster along the river....

Andrew Davies

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Loved walking this one, especially some of the views....

pilea

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I've no doubt that in the summer months its a glorious route!...

danravenellison

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We walked from Crewkerne to Axminster, and this route worked perfectly. I'd certainly recommended it!...

pilea

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other than the advice to take a stick or some secateurs to cut back the nettles that a blocking the path in a few pinch points....

danravenellison

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There is a little bit of lane walking, but the route mostly follows public footpaths through fields. The route starts out from Axminster on pavement beside the B3261, but then crosses over to pick up part of the NCN2 cycle route - a good traffic-free section of path which passes under the A35 (note that very tall people may need to duck slightly!), through fields then along a public byway into Kilmington....

Helen C

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Colyton—Axminster

danravenellison added Colaxm three, a new walk from Colyton to Axminster

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Colyton—Axminster

danravenellison added Colaxm two, a new walk from Colyton to Axminster

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The rest of the route is on good footpaths, some field crossings and quiet country lanes....

Tim Ryan

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Looking forward to doing it again in the summer and stopping off for a vegan roast (one of two options!) at the Tucker Arms in Dalwood....

pilea

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Thoroughly enjoyed walking it and will stop in at the Tucker Arms (in Dalwood) for the vegan roast next time. Nothing to add on Helen's review....

danravenellison

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Helen Gough surveyed Axmlym two

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I walked this route on a very wet winters day, but it was a great walk despite the conditions. In Lyme the route uses the River Lim path all the way to the sea, which is mostly traffic free, and is in my view the nicest walk through Lyme....

Helen Gough

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Leaving Axminster train station the walk was spoilt by traffic until we turned onto the footpath by the fire station, from then on it was a very pleasant walk....

Pete

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Helen Gough surveyed Axmcha one

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In fact the whole walk was quiet, very little traffic or people noise once outside the towns of Chard and Axminster. There was one field where that wasn't possible, and I walked round the edge which was a bit overgrown....

Helen Gough

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Helen Gough took this photo on Axmcha one

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Helen Gough surveyed Honaxm one

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I walked from Axminster and it starts with a section walking along a quiet lane, before walking through meadows alongside the River Yarty. There is a lot of lane walking, but all the lanes are quiet, and for winter walks, lanes can be a relief from the mud....

Helen Gough

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Axminster—Lyme Regis

Slow Ways Cristie added Axmlym two, a new walk from Axminster to Lyme Regis

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The Axminster half of the route is all on lanes, or alongside roads....

Helen Gough

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Axminster—Beaminster

Helen Gough added Axmbea two, a new walk from Axminster to Beaminster

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Martin McGovern surveyed Colaxm one

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Once you've left Axminster and cross the A35, you're on small country lanes....

Martin McGovern

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Martin McGovern took this photo on Colaxm one

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Out of beaminster up onto Common Water lane can be very muddy with the path non-existent....

Maurice Atkinson

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I walked this route from Axminster on a beautifully clear day; it has some excellent views along the way and was easy to follow....

Stephen Gee

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At the end we did not join Coombe Street as the route shows, but walked on along the river side and went through the delightful Town Mill area with its artisan shops and eating places before rejoining Coombe Street....

SmallridgeGill

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SmallridgeGill took this photo on Axmlym one

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Walked slowly up the hills, as carrying a big pack, took a couple of wrong turnings and had to find my way back - easy with the OS map to guide me and so took a third more time than recommended even with the shortcut through Axminster....

Louise070

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If you prefer not to walk along the roadway, you have a good map and the weather is good, then the route continuing straight on from Chardstock Church via Burridge common into Chard is a nice walk. You can rejoin the Slow Ways route at Bounds lane and enjoy the fantastic views over Chard....

Hilary Willoughby

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Hilary Willoughby took this photo on Axmcha one

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Axminster

kereba surveyed Axminster

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Very nice walk, fairly direct and well maintained route (only a couple of non-obvious boundary crossings, at least going in the Bridport to Axminster direction)...

jas203

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Axminster—Beaminster

Slow Ways added Axmbea one, a new walk from Axminster to Beaminster

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Axminster—Bridport

Slow Ways added Axmbri one, a new walk from Axminster to Bridport

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Axminster—Chard

Slow Ways added Axmcha one, a new walk from Axminster to Chard

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Axminster—Lyme Regis

Slow Ways added Axmlym one, a new walk from Axminster to Lyme Regis

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Colyton—Axminster

Slow Ways added Colaxm one, a new walk from Colyton to Axminster

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Honiton—Axminster

Slow Ways added Honaxm one, a new walk from Honiton to Axminster

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Axminster, Thu 25 April

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Axminster’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SY2927898220

Lat / Lon

50.77922° / -3.00447°

Easting / Northing

329,278E / 98,220N

Fancy stretching your legs a bit more?

If you’ve polished off all of the routes between Axminster and its neighbours, how about walking its whole web?

This includes the great ring of routes that join its neighbours to each other!

Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Axminster's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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