Geo-Trips :: A figure of eight walk around Butterleigh

Around Butterleigh

A walk from Bickleigh in the Exe valley, Wed, 16 Aug 2017 by David Smith

A sort of figure of eight walk between Bickleigh and Butterleigh, using minor roads, green lanes and footpaths. This follows the Burn valley for some of the route

Click the blue circles to see a photograph taken from that spot and read further information about the location. The blue lines indicate the direction of view. There is also a slideshow of this trip. ( )

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SS9707 : A mixed field south of Butterleigh by David Smith
A mixed field south of Butterleigh
On the left, solar panels; in the centre, an anonymous hut; on the right, a cattle trough

SS9708 : Butterleigh Meadow by David Smith
Butterleigh Meadow
This open space was acquired and developed for the village residents in 2016

SS9407 : Entrance to Bickleigh village by David Smith
Entrance to Bickleigh village
The carved sign shows Bickleigh bridge over the River Exe [[4550924]]

SS9407 : Lane (right of way) leading east from Major Cross by David Smith
Lane (right of way) leading east from Major Cross
Major Cross is at a bend in the paved road, with two unsurfaced lanes leading off... more

SS9407 : Sheep in a field north of Cat's Hill by David Smith
Sheep in a field north of Cat's Hill

SS9407 : Lane east of Major Cross by David Smith
Lane east of Major Cross

SS9507 : A small green valley by David Smith
A small green valley
The stream below the vegetation flows south to the Burn River near Little Burne Farm

SS9507 : Valley of the Burn River by David Smith
Valley of the Burn River
The Burn River flows west (to the right) to join the Exe. Beyond are distant... more

SS9507 : Brithayes Barn farmyard by David Smith
Brithayes Barn farmyard
The farm buildings are several hundred yards from the nearest farmhouse

SS9507 : Tree at Brithayes Barn by David Smith
Tree at Brithayes Barn
There is nowhere to live here, an isolated barn

SS9507 : Road and lane at Little Brithayes by David Smith
Road and lane at Little Brithayes
The lane leads to Major Cross [[[5500614]]]

SS9507 : Barn conversion at Little Brithayes by David Smith
Barn conversion at Little Brithayes

SS9507 : Lower Brithayes by David Smith
Lower Brithayes

SS9607 : Access road to Higher Brithayes farm by David Smith
Access road to Higher Brithayes farm

SS9607 : The Burn River from Higher Brithayes bridge by David Smith
The Burn River from Higher Brithayes bridge

SS9607 : The Burn River near Underleigh by David Smith
The Burn River near Underleigh
The bridge to Underleigh Farm is partly hidden by the trees

SS9607 : Track to Underleigh Farm by David Smith
Track to Underleigh Farm

SS9607 : Hayne Lane and field gateway by David Smith
Hayne Lane and field gateway
The lane leads to Hayne Farm, seen over the gate, and further south

SS9707 : Oak tree by the road west of Force by David Smith
Oak tree by the road west of Force

SS9707 : Start of a footpath to Butterleigh by David Smith
Start of a footpath to Butterleigh
The path avoids the road junction at Force

SS9707 : Force Cross by David Smith
Force Cross

SS9707 : Signs of road widening and realignment by David Smith
Signs of road widening and realignment
In the bank are the stumps of three trees. Presumably these were felled to make... more

SS9707 : End of a track and a ruined garage by David Smith
End of a track and a ruined garage
The remains of a wooden garage are at the bend in the paved road and the end of the lane

SS9707 : Footpath signed off the track to Shutelake Farm by David Smith
Footpath signed off the track to Shutelake Farm

SS9708 : Birchen Oak by David Smith
Birchen Oak

SS9708 : Access road to Shutelake Farm by David Smith
Access road to Shutelake Farm
The sign warns that there is nowhere to turn on this track

SS9708 : East Butterleigh Cross by David Smith
East Butterleigh Cross

SS9709 : Entrance to Butterleigh Sawmill by David Smith
Entrance to Butterleigh Sawmill
The sawmill area also includes some small business units and a solar farm

SS9708 : Looking south over Butterleigh by David Smith
Looking south over Butterleigh
At the left of this field are solar panels; the sheep graze around them.

SS9709 : Constructing a barn conversion by David Smith
Constructing a barn conversion

SS9609 : At Burrow Corner by David Smith
At Burrow Corner

SS9708 : View south-west from near Waygate by David Smith
View south-west from near Waygate
An open field gate offered a chance to look over the Burn valley, to the Exe... more

SS9708 : Sunnyside Farm by David Smith
Sunnyside Farm

SS9708 : Construction work at Sunnyside Farm by David Smith
Construction work at Sunnyside Farm

SS9708 : Field on the edge of Butterleigh by David Smith
Field on the edge of Butterleigh

SS9708 : The Butterleigh Inn by David Smith
The Butterleigh Inn

SS9708 : Village car park, phone box and Butterleigh Inn by David Smith
Village car park, phone box and Butterleigh Inn

SS9708 : War memorial, Butterleigh church (St Matthew) by David Smith
War memorial, Butterleigh church (St Matthew)
This memorial to WW1 lists the fallen and the combatants according to rank, and... more

SS9708 : East window, north aisle, St Matthew's, Butterleigh by David Smith
East window, north aisle, St Matthew's, Butterleigh
Showing the Good Shepherd, in memory of a farmer

SS9707 : Footpath to Butterleigh by David Smith
Footpath to Butterleigh
Sign at Fillbrook

SS9607 : Field and footpath at Fillbrook by David Smith
Field and footpath at Fillbrook
The path is constrained to the edge of the field by the posts and string

SS9607 : Footbridge near Underleigh Farm by David Smith
Footbridge near Underleigh Farm

SS9607 : Farm buildings at Underleigh Farm by David Smith
Farm buildings at Underleigh Farm

SS9607 : Oak by a stile at Underleigh Farm by David Smith
Oak by a stile at Underleigh Farm

SS9607 : Burn River surrounded by trees at Underleigh by David Smith
Burn River surrounded by trees at Underleigh

SS9607 : Bridge over Burn River at Brithayes by David Smith
Bridge over Burn River at Brithayes

SS9406 : Catshill Head, the road west of Shotash by David Smith
Catshill Head, the road west of Shotash

SS9406 : Track (right of way) over Cat's Hill to Major Cross by David Smith
Track (right of way) over Cat's Hill to Major Cross

SS9507 : View east along valley of Burn River towards Butterleigh by David Smith
View east along valley of Burn River towards Butterleigh

SS9407 : A patch of scrub in a field of grass by David Smith
A patch of scrub in a field of grass

SS9407 : Footpath in Bickleigh by David Smith
Footpath in Bickleigh
A path leading from one village street to the main road in the valley

All images © David Smith and available under a Creative Commons licence external link.

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