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The Tarka Trail runs through Instow


As well as the coastal footpath and the Tarka Trail passing through,  Instow is lucky to have several footpaths. The images below describe a route of moderate difficulty (there is a hill) which takes the walker out of the village on a circular route through scenic countryside with panoramic views. The first map is taken from the book “Instow – A History” by Dr Alison Grant and Others and show the area in which the route is located. The maps which follow are arranged to take the walker from a start point in the Sandhills car park and to return to the village via Instow Town. The reverse direction is equally enjoyable!

Map of circular route from the book 'Instow - A History' by Dr Alison Grant & Others showing the South West Coast Path, Tarka Trail and registered footpaths around Instow

Stage 1 - map showing the path from Sandhills to Marsh Lane, Instow

Stage 2 - map showing Marsh Lane to the B3233 at West Yelland

Stage 3 - map showing Welch's Lane leading from the B3233 to Instow Town

Stage 4 - map showing Instow Town to Worlington

Stage 5 - map showing Worlington to Instow at Millard’s Hill

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