Ottery St Mary Exploration

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Oct 21

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Roughly 10 mile hike through fields and forests. Some steep sections.

"Is this the hill? is this the kirk?
Is this mine own countree?

O let me be awake, my God!
Or let me sleep alway."

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Ottery St Mary is an ancient and historic town in Devon that was referenced in the Doomsday Book.

And for poetry fans, it was also the birthplace of Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

On this hike we'll explore the town of Ottery St Mary with its impressive parish church before heading up to the ridgeline at East Hills Woods along to Beacon Hill, with its fantastic views down to the coast at Sidmouth and along the coast to Budleigh Salterton and Exmouth.

We'll then drop down into the valley to follow the River Otter back to Ottery St Mary, and if we're lucky we might even spot evidence of the beavers that have returned to the river.


Dogs are welcome to join us on this event but we do ask the following:

  • Please appreciate the fact that not everyone is a dog owner or lover- especially when we stop to eat
  • Please ensure you adhere to the Countryside Code at all times - see (Keeping Dogs Under Effective Control)

If your dog is uncontrolled and strays in open land frightening other animals or livestock, the leader is supported by the OutdoorLads board of trustees to ask you to leave the event as this is not acceptable behaviour.

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