Connect Chudleigh with Slow Ways

We’re creating a network of walking routes that connect all of Britain’s towns, cities and national parks

more walks and reviews are needed to fully connect Chudleigh to the verified network. Can you give a hike and help?

Give a hike!

Chudleigh

Devon


Slow Ways linking Chudleigh and Bovey Tracey, Dawlish, Exeter, Kingsteignton, Moretonhampstead, Teignmouth, Topsham

England / Devon / Chudleigh

Chudleigh’s seven Slow Ways are 50% checked

Drawn: 7/7
reviewed: 6/7
verified: 3/7
and surveyed: 0/7

Help connect Chudleigh

Many Slow Ways have several route options. Some will be better than others, or good for different reasons.

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.

Give a hike and help get a for every one of Chudleigh’s Slow Ways.

Walk to Chudleigh from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Bovey Tracey—Chudleigh
Bovchu one Pioneer me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 138m Descent 176m
Bovey Tracey—Chudleigh
Bovchu two Review me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 175m Descent 142m
Bovey Tracey—Chudleigh
Bovchu three Verify me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent - Descent -
Chudleigh—Dawlish
Chudaw two Survey me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 360m Descent 427m
Chudleigh—Exeter
Chuexe one

Double check Distance 22km/14mi Ascent 467m Descent 498m
Chudleigh—Exeter
Chuexe two Survey me Distance 21km/13mi Ascent 532m Descent 563m
Chudleigh—Kingsteignton
Chukin one

Double check Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 95m Descent 161m
Chudleigh—Kingsteignton
Chukin two

Review me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 165m Descent 231m
Chudleigh—Kingsteignton
Chukin three Review me Distance 7km/5mi Ascent - Descent -
Chudleigh—Teignmouth
ChuTei three Survey me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent - Descent -
Chudleigh—Topsham
Chutop one Pioneer me Distance 20km/12mi Ascent 494m Descent 552m
Moretonhampstead—Chudleigh
Morchu one

Double check Distance 19km/12mi Ascent 543m Descent 414m
Moretonhampstead—Chudleigh
Morchu two Review me Distance 19km/12mi Ascent - Descent -

Fancy stretching your legs a bit more?

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

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

Collective progress

54% of Chudleigh’s seven route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

13/13

drawn

11/13

reviewed

1/13

surveyed

3/13

verified

11 people have contributed to Chudleigh’s Slow Ways

2 people have pledged to walk and review a route

1 people have surveyed a route in Chudleigh

152km out of 184km have been walked and reviewed

272km of reviews have been shared in Chudleigh

Latest Updates

We walked from Teignmouth to Chudleigh and back because we couldn't see any bus routes that would get us back to Teignmouth....

Rosie

Walk this route

The descent from the golf club towards Teignmouth (via Shepherd's Lane) is also steep and it's the part of the walk where you may need to throw yourself into the hedge to avoid cars ( I met 4 in about 15 minutes)....

Stephen Edwards

Walk this route

At the northern end it is the same as Chukin (two) but between Gappah and Kingsteignton takes a more easterly option....

Tim Ryan

Walk this route
Chudleigh—Kingsteignton

Tim Ryan added Chukin three, a new walk from Chudleigh to Kingsteignton

Walk this route

A really nice route which was pretty quiet on the day I walked it in late January....

Tim Ryan

Walk this route

The walk along Landscore Road in Teignmouth was quiet enough when I walked it....

Tim Ryan

Walk this route

In this more direct Slow Ways route at Bovey Tracey you walk along Le Molay-Littry Way which is a flat pavemented path beside a road. In Bovchu three you see shops and businesses as you walk up a small slope through the top of Bovey Tracey along a quiet road (small pavement and a little section without) via Fore Street, East Street, Bradley Road and down a footpath that can be muddy along Drake Lane. I walked from Bovey Tracey to Chudleigh and enjoyed this Slow Ways route. Starting at Fore Street you head down the hill and walk along Le Molay-Littry Way which is a flat pavement alongside a somewhat noisy road. Between the farm and the Chudleigh Knighton Nature Reserve is where the flooded path was, but we managed to walk on the banks and the less flooded spots. Through a muddy gate and into Chudleigh Knighton Nature Reserve, we went to the left and wandered through the high shrubbery until the reserve flattens out and you can see the electricity pylons and the edge of the reserve....

Claire

Walk this route

The route is muddy in parts and I experienced one flooded muddy road but that section of the route is short, I would suggest walking boots. Bovchu two is the same route except in Bovey Tracey you walk along Le Molay-Littry Way which is a pavemented path beside a road. Along Le Molay-Littry Way and crossing over the road you enter into a big field where there are cows, they were on the opposite side of the field and not bothered by us. Between the farm and the Chudleigh Knighton Nature Reserve is where the flooded path was, but we managed to walk on the banks and the less flooded spots. Through a muddy gate and into Chudleigh Knighton Nature Reserve, we went to the left and wandered through the high shrubbery until the reserve flattens out and you can see the electricity pylons and the edge of the reserve. A couple more stiles, gates and you enter a field where you can see Chudleigh Rocks, there were people climbing when we walked the route....

Claire

Walk this route

A combination of footpaths and walking along quiet lanes and a bridleway (slightly flooded at the start when I walked it but a dry and firm, wide verge) brings you to another nature reserve Knighton Heath. The slow way soon picks up a footpath that takes you to Chudleigh Knighton, where there is a pub. The slow way then follows a footpaths from Chudleigh Knighton. From there the path heads north to rejoin the B3344 just outside of Chudleigh....

Helen C

Walk this route

Walked from Kingsteignton to Chudleigh, heading out on Broadway Road is ok, no pavement but the road is quite wide and there were only a few instances where cars raced past us. We know there are traffic control lights on New Bridge so we would time it where we could walk on the road and would walk on the overgrown verge when cars were coming. Heading up the road to Gappah and through the Chudleigh countryside is very picturesque. The paths either side of Clay Lane are beautiful and would be a really nice route but I’m not sure how safe Clay Lane itself is to walk along....

Claire

Walk this route

For info, from the OS map it looks like there is access westwards from the footpath at Northwood to join an unmetalled road beside the river Teign (marked with green dots)....

Helen C

Walk this route

There is a slightly easier permissive route signed which adds a switchback then follows a marginally less steep path at the edge of the wood, parallel to the official route which is available but directly up through the wood. The route continues on quiet lanes with a short hop across the B3344 at Crocombe Bridge then back on quiet roads then footpath. The slow way therefore continues southeast on a footpath to Chudleighwoods Farm then joins an unmetalled road heading back towards the river along a lovely holloway, before following a public footpath through woodland. There appears to be an unofficial path along the bottom of the wood but the slow way follows the marked public footpath....

Helen C

Walk this route
Moretonhampstead—Chudleigh

Helen C added Morchu two, a new walk from Moretonhampstead to Chudleigh

Walk this route

The only reason for not giving this a 5* is the long road section between Haldon Forest and Chudleigh. The route through Haldon Forest was easy to follow, even in the snow....

Tim Ryan

Walk this route

Still a very good route that I enjoyed walking and would recommend....

Charles Hedley

Walk this route

Safe easy and accessible....

Todd S

Walk this route

Crossing the roundabout to get on to the minor road signposted Ashcombe was easy and not a problem. Would definitely walk this route again....

Julie squire

Walk this route
Chudleigh

Chris Weekes surveyed Chudleigh

View facilities
Bovey Tracey—Chudleigh

Fenifur added Bovchu three, a new walk from Bovey Tracey to Chudleigh

Walk this route
Bovey Tracey—Chudleigh

David Sanderson added Bovchu two, a new walk from Bovey Tracey to Chudleigh

Walk this route
Chudleigh—Exeter

danravenellison added Chuexe two, a new walk from Chudleigh to Exeter

Walk this route

I created this route and really enjoyed walking it. It falls short of five stars because of some walking on narrow lanes and it being longer than it should be.... that all said, I'll certainly be walking it again....

danravenellison

Walk this route

Approaching Gappah, the woodland footpath does not connect to the road as indicated....

danravenellison

Walk this route
Chudleigh—Kingsteignton

danravenellison added Chukin two, a new walk from Chudleigh to Kingsteignton

Walk this route

I was OK with this as the verge had been cut recently, but it was a busy road and would be too hairy for people who are not comfortable with busy roads....

danravenellison

Walk this route
Chudleigh—Dawlish

Tony Leigh added Chudaw two, a new walk from Chudleigh to Dawlish

Walk this route

Turn left and almost immediately right through a metal cycle barrier (avoidable by small detour) to cross the footbridge over Kate Brook. On passing “Waddon Thatch” turn left on a minor road for 300m and, after the entrance to “Waddon House”, take the signposted “Bridleway” off right. Turn right and follow through two further 5 barred gates to Beggars Bush. (Photo 4.) Exit on the minor road from Chudleigh opposite the drive leading to Higher Dunscombe Farm. Turn left and climb briefly before taking the signposted “Ashcombe [A380] Torquay” road and immediately entering Waddon Brakes, the woodland now on your left, through the first entry point. Recommended is either a smaller track which keeps close to the road but does become rather overgrown and difficult as it approaches Ashcombe Cross, or, as shown on the GPX track, an attractive loop along a stone track before cutting through the trees on a small, less obvious path over pine needles to join the broad stone track (turn right)! Turn right on leaving the Waddon Brakes approach road to cross the road bridge over the A380. Cross the roundabout and take the minor road signposted “Ashcombe”. Keep to the minor road which drops steeply, past the “12th century” (actually consecrated in 1259 and largely 13th and 15th century) parish church of St Nectan’s, to a signposted junction with the Dawlish Road. Ignore Roger’s Path to the left and turn right onto a narrow (<2m) but well-maintained permitted way. On re-joining the Dawlish Road, turn left (signposted Dawlish). Through a padlocked metal five-barred gate (pedestrian access is via an unlocked, separate, inset, small gate (Photo 9.) The designated path (Photo 10) keeps to the right border of the field before making a left and then a right turn to navigate neighbouring field borders and passing through a metal kissing gate (Photo 11.) Here the track splits Ignore the path cutting left across the middle of the sloping field, and keep to the right hand border, climbing to a further metal kissing gate, before dropping down the left border of the next field Cross to the shared cycle/pedestrian way and turn right towards Dawlish centre...

Tony Leigh

Walk this route
Chudleigh—Teignmouth

antveal added ChuTei three, a new walk from Chudleigh to Teignmouth

Walk this route

This area is subject to a massive housing development, with the road being re-aligned and the footpath suggested further along on the left will disappear. One look at the map shows the circuitous route for this detour with re-aligned roads to make way for the 6-8 lane trunk route the A38 which is a continuation of the M5. Eventually the route re-crosses the A38 and turns left on a path and finally road to Chudleigh which is OK.4...

Trainman8

Walk this route
Chudleigh

KJB surveyed Chudleigh

View facilities
Chudleigh—Topsham

Martin Hibbert added Chutop one, a new walk from Chudleigh to Topsham

Walk this route
Bovey Tracey—Chudleigh

Slow Ways added Bovchu one, a new walk from Bovey Tracey to Chudleigh

Walk this route
Chudleigh—Exeter

Slow Ways added Chuexe one, a new walk from Chudleigh to Exeter

Walk this route
Chudleigh—Kingsteignton

Slow Ways added Chukin one, a new walk from Chudleigh to Kingsteignton

Walk this route
Moretonhampstead—Chudleigh

Slow Ways added Morchu one, a new walk from Moretonhampstead to Chudleigh

Walk this route
1

Chudleigh, Tue 23 April

13°

Light rain

Chudleigh’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SX8684879562

Lat / Lon

50.60476° / -3.60037°

Easting / Northing

286,848E / 79,562N

Fancy stretching your legs a bit more?

If you’ve polished off all of the routes between Chudleigh 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 Chudleigh'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

Official ‘Walkers are Welcome’ town

Help us improve this information by signing up or logging in and carrying out a quick survey of Chudleigh