Colwell Woods/Offwell Woods

Honiton town centre walk to Colwell Woods/Offwell Woods.

Technical sheet
No. 3195390
A Devon walk posted on 07/05/20 by Walking Club. Update : 11/05/20
Calculated time Calculated time: 3h30[?]
Distance Distance : 10.05km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 231m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 226m
Highest point Highest point : 238m
Lowest point Lowest point : 121m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Devon
Starting point Starting point : N 50.801425° / W 3.183258°
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(D/A) From the town centre, at the end of High Street, go to Kings Road.

(1) Turn left on Hale Lane and continue until the end of the lane.

(2) Walk up the next two fields to the farm building. Keeping left of the building, continue on the tarmac path veering right. At the top, it brings you to a stile to cross the Axminster road.

(3) Caution : take care when crossing here straight across to a clear market footpath and walk up Honiton Hill. Turn around at the top of the hill for super views before turning left onto Springfield road.

(4) At the crossroads, continue straight ahead past Bishops Tower. (You can shorten your walk here by taking a left, then straight ahead at the crossroads over the Axminster road returning to Honiton via Hutgate Road taking a left turn down an unmetalled track and returning either via Hale Farm or Northcote hill).

(5) At the next junction, take a right and then a sharp right again and continue to the end to Colwell Woods. There is a lovely walk through the woods here. If you wish to make your walk longer, then there is a further lovely walk that continues into Offwell Woods.

(6) Once at The Lake (Offwell), retrace your steps until you're back to the town centre(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 121m - Town Centre
1 : km 0.23 - alt. 132m - Hale Lane
2 : km 0.56 - alt. 136m - End of Hale Lane
3 : km 1.31 - alt. 211m - Axminster road
4 : km 1.94 - alt. 227m - Crossroads
5 : km 2.37 - alt. 217m - Junction
6 : km 4.94 - alt. 142m - The Lake (Offwell)
D/A : km 10.05 - alt. 121m - Town Center

Useful Information

Good sturdy walking shoes required. One short fairly steep climb up Honiton Hill. Caution required when crossing the Axminster Road up to Honiton Hill. Otherwise, this walk is suitable for children under supervision. Sometimes, there are cows in the field at Hale Farm but they are quiet ones.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

During the walk or to do/see around

Lovely Bluebells to be seen at Colwell Woods and a huge range of wildlife at Offwell Woods near the lake. Dog on leads.

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