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~Court Down from Dulverton~

5th June 2013



Scroll down for photos and a description of the walk....

The Essential Cake Company

The Essential Cake Company

Here's a walk from the B&B (Town Mills) and first stop is the very fine cake shop with all their own produce, made elsewhere in Dulverton. I have to say that their Tiffin, spiced with a little ginger and their Eccles Cakes are Epic!

All Saints Dulverton Woodland Lane
All Saints Church
Woody Lane

This walk aiming for the hilltop of Court Down leaves Dulverton via a narrow path at the south side of the church - however, at the time of our visit and probably for some time to come, the path is closed due to an unstable retaining wall and walkers have to take a short diversion through nearby streets. The lane is initially steep, but soon levels out.


The footpath for Court Down leaves the track at the start of the second field on the right and follows a well-marked route in a northerly direction.

Northcombe Camping Barn
To Court Down


Court Down

Court Down 1,037ft asl

Not quite what I'm used to in terms of summiteering, but it's the top and worthy of a photograph.

Somerset View Hilltop

From the summit it's off to the south-west, following signs for Marsh Bridge.

Sunken Lane

Sunken Lane

A feature of the Somerset countryside are these sunken lanes, ancient routes worn down by centuries of foot, hoof and wheeled traffic. The sunlight lights the way through Loosseall Wood.

Marsh Bridge

Marsh Bridge

Marsh Bridge spans the River Barle, we cross the bridge and head for Kennel Farm.

Signpost Marsh Bridge
Karen on Marsh Bridge


Kennel Farm

Kennel Farm

From this point on, walkers are on the Exe Valley Way and heading for Burridge Wood.

River Barle River Barle

River Barle

The path alongside the river on the edge of the wood has been re-routed up the slope following flood damage to the original path.

Court Down from Burridge Wood

Court Down from Burridge Wood



Lorna Doone Sculpture

Lorna Doone

Back in Dulverton, there is a sculpture of Lorna Doone.

Woods Dulverton

Woods, Dulverton

We had lunch at Woods in Dulverton.

Much of this walk is the same as Walk 3 from the "pathfinder guidebook" Exmoor & The Quantocks, but the other way round. Walkers should always carry the relevant 1:25000 scale map for the area and know how to read and use it!

Walkers: Karen & Me

Time taken: 2 hours 10 minutes over a distance of about 4 miles.

Weather: Sunny and warm.

Refreshments: Light lunch at Woods, the Good Pub Guide's "Wine Pub of The Year 2013".

All photos copyright Richard Ratcliffe 2013 ©

Take me back to the start ....

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