Hemyock, Uffculme and Culmstock

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One of eight cycle routes in the Blackdown Hills AONB – Route 1

Start: The public car park in Hemyock (100 metres from the Catherine Wheel)

Main route (11 miles)

  1. Turn left out of the car park and left just after the Catherine Wheel
  2. Turn right at Lickham Cross
  3. At crossroads (Leigh Cross) go straight, signposted Leigh
  4. At junction turn right
  5. At junction turn left
  6. At junction turn right, signposted Ashill, Uffculme
  7. At junction (Cemetery Corner) turn left on to main road, signposted Uffculme
  8. Turn right in Uffculme just before the Ostler Inn
  9. At Penslade Cross go straight over, signposted Penslade
  10. At junction turn right
  11. At crossroads (Higher Cross) go straight over, signpost Nicholashayne
  12. Turn first right
  13. At crossroads turn right on to main road, signposted Culmstock
  14. Turn left at village hall in Culmstock and then first right by red phone box
  15. Turn right at Whitehall Cross, signposted Hemyock
  16. At junction turn left, signposted Hemyock
  17. Turn right and return to car park

Shorter route (7 miles) – replaces stages 5 — 14

  • At junction turn right, signposted Culmstock
  • At junction turn right
  • Turn first right after Culm Valley Inn and go through residential area to reach main road
  • Turn right on to road

Look out for:

Culmstock: Note the yew tree growing out of the church tower and the beacon house on Culmstock Common above the village.

Uffculme: Coldharbour Mill Working Museum, www.coldharbourmill.org.uk

Maps:

This route is based on OS Explorer maps and is intended as a guide to cyclists. Refer to Explorer 128 or Landranger 192 and 193 when planning your visit.

Safety:

Take extra care at junctions and bends. Take particular care when travelling between sections 1 and 2, the main road into Uffculme at 8, crossing the road at 9 and the 83391 between 13 and 14, as these are busy roads. A special characteristic of the Blackdown Hills AONB is its high hedges, which can restrict visibility, particularly in summer.

Grid reference: ST 135 132

Nearest postcode: EX15 3RA

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