This walk is in sections which meet and diverge so you can improvise and walk all or part of it. In its entirety it is the most substantial of these circular walks. However, as it largely follows the course of the little River Weaver, it is virtually flat throughout. Fields and gateways can be very muddy in wet weather.
Park at Plymtree village or, for the shorter version, on the wide roadside at the triangle just west of Higher Weaver.
Leave Plymtree on the high pavement with the church on your right and you will soon reach a footpath on the left beside a thatched cottage. The route across the fields is across stiles and through gates to Sangishayes Farm is easy to follow - walk through the farmyard and down the drive towards a fine Devon longhouse opposite.
Cross the road and the river, where you also enter Cullompton parish, and follow the path straight ahead, with the river on your right, through three fields to emerge onto a lane to the right of a house. Cross the lane and the river and keep on the same line through the field where you will cross a bridge and turn right as waymarked. Next you need to cross another smaller bridge across a ditch on your left, taking the right path as it diverges to emerge through a gate to Haywards Farm.
Cross the ditch and turn right, then left and keep going along the top of this field to a kissing gate and then cross the final field to a footpatgh sign with the roof of a house beyond. When you join the road, turn right and walk past Clarke's Thorne to a road junction and turn left, signposted for Mutterton.
About half a mile and at the end of a stretch of woodland, turn onto a bridleway (which is relatively new and not shown on older maps). At the end of the woods turn right to walk along the edge of the next field and then left along the hedgeline again to a gate onto a wide track - bear left to a road where you turn right and walk back to Higher Weaver.
To return to Plymtree, cross ahead at two sets of crossroads the second of which is Higher Weaver Cross. After a quarter of a mile, at Middle Weaver Farm, a footpath turns off to the left along the edge of a field to rejoin the Plymtree road. Turn right and, as you walk, there are good open view on the left over to the Blackdown Hills. At Norman's Green crossroads, head straight over and at the bottom of the dip, between houses, a footpath heads off to the right. Follow it across the field towards the village hall and, at the road, turn right, walk past the school and back to your car.
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