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A stone bridge and ford surrounded by grassy hills and trees at Malsmead in the Lorna Doone Valley, Devon
The ford at Malsmead in the Lorna Doone Valley, Devon | © Mark Johnson

Cloud Farm Campsite to Lorna Doone Farm short river walk

A tranquil stroll along the river through picturesque Lorna Doone Valley from the campsite to Lorna Doone Farm.

Total steps: 4

Total steps: 4

Start point

Cloud Farm Campsite, grid ref SS793477

Step 1

From the campsite, cross over the footbridge (down from the shower block) and turn right onto the bridleway.

Step 2

Follow the bridleway downstream for about 1km (just over half a mile), keeping the river on your right until you reach a road.

Step 3

Turn right onto the road and follow it downhill for around 400m until you reach Lorna Doone Farm.

Step 4

From here, you can return the way you came or cross over the stone bridge to walk back on the other side of the river. Once over the bridge, take the road round to the left, turn right at the sign for Cloud Farm Campsite and follow the track back to the campsite.

End point

Cloud Farm Campsite, grid ref SS793477

Trail map

Ordnance Survey map of the walk from Cloud Farm Campsite to Lorna Doone Farm, Devon
The walk from Cloud Farm Campsite to Lorna Doone Farm, Devon | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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