Distance: 9 miles (15km)
Start/finish: Sir Walter Raleigh Inn, East Budleigh, EX9 7ED
Terrain: Path, track, trail, quiet road
Toughness: Moderate
Ascent: 295 metres
Navigation: Moderate
Good for: History, views, woodland
Lat Long / Grid Ref of Start: 50.6557, -3.3224 / SY0662184842

A fine run which starts and finishes in the pretty village of East Budleigh, climbing
to the Pebble Bed commons with their wonderfully runnable network of paths and fantastic views over the surrounding countryside to the sea. Take the lane opposite the pub and follow up hill to Hayes Barton. Take footpath R, following fields and tracks through Yettington and up onto the Pebble Bed commons. Follow main track past Iron Age hill fort at Woodbury Castle to join East Devon Way. CAUTION Two road crossings. Continue on the East Devon Way to loop back around to the B3180, descending from the common until you can turn L, leaving the Way to return to East Budleigh.

Miles Km Directions
0.0 0.0 Take lane opposite pub, heading west towards Hayes Barton
1.0 1.6 At Hayes Barton turn right leaving lane and following footpath across fields north to Yettington
1.4 2.2 On reaching lane, turn right onto lane then left onto road through Yettington
1.8 2.9 Turn right off lane, following track north through Uphams Plantation then north west across Woodbury Common to reach B3180 at Woodbury Castle hill fort, joining East Devon Way (EDW)
3.4 5.5 Turn right, following path (EDW) alongside road north to reach road junction
3.7 6.0 Cross B3180 and follow lane down hill, heading south west (EDW)
3.9 6.3 Turn left, leaving lane and following footpath (EDW) south, continuing straight over at track junction to re-cross B3180 at Four Firs car park
5.0 8.0 From Four Firs car park continue south along tracks (EDW), descending from common to reach lane
6.3 10.2 At lane turn left, leaving East Devon Way and heading north east along path parallel to lane
6.6 10.7 Cross lane and follow footpath through woodland to car park
7.1 11.5 At car park turn left and follow track south east, continuing east along lane to return to East Budleigh

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