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Silverton

Devon


Slow Ways linking Silverton and Crediton, Cullompton, Exeter, Ottery St Mary, Tiverton

England / Devon / Silverton

Silverton’s five Slow Ways are 75% checked

Drawn: 5/5
reviewed: 5/5
verified: 5/5
and surveyed: 0/5

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Walk to Silverton from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Crediton—Silverton
Cresil one Survey me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 400m Descent 408m
Exeter—Silverton
Exesil one

Double check Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 203m Descent 252m
Exeter—Silverton
Exesil two Verify me Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 251m Descent 208m
Exeter—Silverton
Exesil three Review me Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 200m Descent 245m
Exeter—Silverton
Exesil four Survey me Distance 15km/9mi Ascent - Descent -
Silverton—Cullompton
Silcul one Survey me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 320m Descent 296m
Silverton—Cullompton
Silcul two Survey me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 254m Descent 276m
Silverton—Ottery St Mary
Silott one Survey me Distance 21km/13mi Ascent 328m Descent 361m
Silverton—Ottery St Mary
Silott two Review me Distance 22km/14mi Ascent - Descent -
Tiverton—Silverton
Tivsil one

Double check Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 393m Descent 376m
Tiverton—Silverton
Tivsil two Survey me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 567m Descent 552m
Tiverton—Silverton
Tivsil three

Double check Distance 14km/8mi Ascent 566m Descent 550m
Tiverton—Silverton
Tivsil four Review me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent - Descent -

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Collective progress

62% of Silverton’s five route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

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drawn

13/13

reviewed

0/13

surveyed

6/13

verified

11 people have contributed to Silverton’s Slow Ways

0 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Silverton

193km out of 193km have been walked and reviewed

396km of reviews have been shared in Silverton

Latest Updates

This was walked as a wet weather option to silott(one) when in early December when I set off from Silverton and found flooding of the path to Killerton....

Tim Ryan

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Silverton—Ottery St Mary

Tim Ryan added Silott two, a new walk from Silverton to Ottery St Mary

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If walking from Ottery to Silverton the flooding can be seen from the road - and so the road option to Silverton can be chosen at this point. I got around the issue of the M5 crossing by using the road bridge at Lower Budlake, by using a byway onto the B3181 which has a pavement linking with the route at Budlake farm.I....

Tim Ryan

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At the Culompton end, it is a more direct route with fewer ascent but you miss some extra views over the town and of Hillersdon House....

nhsavage

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A nice walk, mostly along quiet country lanes and some unsurfaced tracks with a few good ascents....

nhsavage

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The climb out of Silverton is fairly steep but this is along a beautiful old Devon track which more than compensates. You are rewarded with big views on the way down to Cullompton...

Nick Silver

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I could not find the crossing shown but was able to cross the bridge just to the north after walking through a farm yard....

Nick Silver

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Walked from Silverton to Cullompton as part of a circle starting and finsihing in Ottery St Mary. Some tracks and footpaths but largely lanes, which were very lightly used the day I walked. Very long hill up is rewarded by a rather wonderful view of East Devon....

CarineSilver

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There is also an issue at Budlake where the mapping is not quite right - the permissive pass runs along the M5 for a while and over the farm bridge - the crossing indicated on the route does not exist....

CarineSilver

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Tiverton—Silverton

Tim Ryan added Tivsil four, a new walk from Tiverton to Silverton

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A pleasant route that does miss out on the usually excellent walk along the banks of the Exe. But a good option after heavy rain. The route also misses out on the pub and cafe at Bickleigh....

Tim Ryan

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Need to cross the main line railway at an unmanned crossing but on a long straight stretch of track...

Isobelle Belcher

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There's a level crossing a mile south of Silverton which demands some care and attention, as it's an uncontrolled crossing straight across the tracks used by HST trains....

Bob G

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The southern section between Silverton & Bickleigh is generally on small roads/lanes, although some of them are too small for vehicles, so at least quiet and generally traffic-free. It also includes a noticeable climb of a hill north of Silverton, which does provide some pleasant views south towards the coast. The northern half of the route between Bickleigh and Tiverton is mostly on decent footpaths beside the River Exe....

Bob G

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A great route which avoids the main road....

Tim Ryan

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Exeter—Silverton

Tim Ryan added Exesil four, a new walk from Exeter to Silverton

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The only bit which is less well signposted is the entrance to the footpath after Bickleigh Mill (good food, acceptable coffee)....

Emily Howells

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Emily Howells took this photo on Tivsil two

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As the path meets the road by Stoke Post is the first small section of the road which feels a bit less safe - 30mph is not religiously adhered to. This looks on the map as if you start from the cross roads, but you need to follow the road for a few extra metres past the house Westings and then take the signposted path (see picture 4)....

Emily Howells

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Emily Howells took this photo on Exesil three

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This was a very enjoyable route, which I found quite easy to walk - no difficult assents, obstacles or uneven ground. The route takes you through gorgeous and leafy sections of the Devon countryside, and the river Exe is frequent company. Around the Woodrow barton area the route directed the walker along a public byway, but as the photo blow shows there were signs explicitly stating 'no throughway' and 'cows only'. If somebody can explain how I perhaps misread the signs/directions, then the route should be kept at 4 stars, if not, it perhaps should receive a lower rating?...

James Green

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A very pleasant route following quiet country lanes and byways for the most part. No real problems found, but some steep climbs are involved....

Tim Ryan

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A very pleasant route following quiet country lanes and byways for the most part. No real problems found, but some steep climbs are involved....

Tim Ryan

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The route starts with picturesque Shobrooke Park before heading across a mix of lanes and fields to Raddon Hill. After Raddon Hill the route winds down into Thorverton using more lanes and across pretty green fields. The route takes you past Exe Valley Farm shop - good breakfasts, lunches and coffees - before crossing the busy Exeter-Tiverton road and winding through quiet lanes into Silverton....

Sophie Skinner

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Sophie Skinner took this photo on Cresil one

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Plenty of possible pub stops along the route in Shoebrook, Thorverton and Silverton....

Charles Hedley

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Charles Hedley took this photo on Cresil one

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A lovely, but hilly route. Mostly on paths....

Tim Ryan

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A version which follows TIVSIL1 but avoids the private road, detouring on a public footpath...

Tim Ryan

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A lovely countryside walk, with an excellent safe and mostly traffic free route into and out of Exeter city centre....

Tim Ryan

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Exeter—Silverton

danravenellison added Exesil two, a new walk from Exeter to Silverton

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Exeter—Silverton

danravenellison added Exesil three, a new walk from Exeter to Silverton

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A nice route, using footpaths and quite country lanes....

Tim Ryan

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Most of this route is beautiful and enjoyable, but unfortunately it depends on extended walking on the A396. This is a busy road with no paths alongside it for extended sections. I am uploading an alternative route that I walked and some other suggestions....

danravenellison

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Tiverton—Silverton

Tim Ryan added Tivsil three, a new walk from Tiverton to Silverton

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With pavement in town - reasonably quiet roads with no pavement and footpaths for the rest of the route....

Tim Ryan

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However as it stands there is a section which goes along a private road through "Lower Roach" from SS 96117 03638 to SS 96293 04538. There is however a delightful path from SS 96101 04242 which by-passes the private road and is included in TIVSIL two....

Tim Ryan

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Tiverton—Silverton

Tim Ryan added Tivsil two, a new walk from Tiverton to Silverton

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Crediton—Silverton

Slow Ways added Cresil one, a new walk from Crediton to Silverton

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Exeter—Silverton

Slow Ways added Exesil one, a new walk from Exeter to Silverton

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Silverton—Cullompton

Slow Ways added Silcul one, a new walk from Silverton to Cullompton

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Silverton—Cullompton

Slow Ways added Silcul two, a new walk from Silverton to Cullompton

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Silverton—Ottery St Mary

Slow Ways added Silott one, a new walk from Silverton to Ottery St Mary

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Tiverton—Silverton

Slow Ways added Tivsil one, a new walk from Tiverton to Silverton

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Silverton’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SS9554402859

Lat / Lon

50.81582° / -3.48413°

Easting / Northing

295,544E / 102,859N

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