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Kipscombe summer walk

This short walk takes in the top of Butter Hill, over 1,000 feet above sea level and, on a clear day, with views as far as Wales. While out on your walk you'll come across a variety of creatures who make Kipscombe their home. You may see and hear skylarks and meadow pipits here, and you might also come across roaming Exmoor ponies. Please do take some photos of them, but remember to give them their space.

Total steps: 6

Total steps: 6

Start point

Barna Barrow car park, grid ref: SS752496

Step 1

Park in Barna Barrow car park just off the A39. Head out on the path to the north, turning left along the field boundary.

Step 2

Turn right at the bench, up the hill crest and then go down over to the field corner.

Step 3

Turn right and follow the field edge and then follow the track as it continues across the heath.

Step 4

Cross over the tarmac drive and head up to the top of the grassy hill.

Step 5

Here is another panorama of Kipscombe and the woodland of Watersmeet Valley. Take in the view before returning back down and along the drive you crossed in step 4.

Step 6

Take the path on your left off the drive and keep left along the heath back to Barna Barrow car park.

End point

Barna Barrow car park, grid ref: SS752496

Trail map

Map of Kipscombe Summer Walk, Watersmeet, Devon
Kipscombe Summer Walk, Watersmeet, Devon | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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