Bampton Heritage & Visitor Centre

Bampton Heritage & Visitor Centre

Walks Around Bampton

- and beyond

Bampton is centred in an area of countryside well loved by walkers - the town itself is near the end of the long distance route, the Exe Valley Way.

Many booklets and leaflets give details of the best spots, so only a small selection can be suggested here.

A Devon map of local paths is available on line - here. It is very remarkable and you can zoom down to very small details. Try it!

BOUNDING AROUND BAMPTON! Sunday Aug. 27th 2023 - info here

Bampton Town Trail

A leisurely walk around Bampton itself will give you a good idea of the history of Bampton, the best way is to follow the 'Bampton Town Trail'.

This is a walk which takes you around the town, and introduces you to historic sites and buildings. Along the way you will also be able to enjoy 'Bampton in Bloom'.

Available in BHVC.

Town Trail Leaflet

Bampton Bounds - NEW!

‘Bampton Bounds’ is a new book of 10 walks from 3 to 10 miles in length published by the Bampton Heritage and Visitor Centre. There is an eleventh Challenge Walk for both walkers and runners which takes a route built up from components of the other walks.

The books are available to purchase for £5 from BHVC. 

We can send by post (Bampton Bounds £5 plus £1.90 P&P with payment by Paypal). Please email

Bampton Bounds


Out of Bounds - NEW!

Out Of Bounds is the sequel to our 'Bampton Bounds' booklet. It goes a little further afield, with 11 walks, all within 10 mile radius of Bampton.

The books are available to purchase for £6 from BHVC, Bampton Game, or Bridge House. 

We can send by post (Bampton Bounds £6 plus £1.90 P&P with payment by Paypal). Please email

Out of Bounds

Bampton Walks: a leaflet showing two medium-length circular walks starting from the centre of Bampton. Available at the Heritage Centre in the church. £1.70

Bampton Walks booklet

The South West Lakes Trust publish an excellent leaflet 'Walks at Wimbleball Lake'.

South West Lakes Trust, Higher Coombepark, Lewdown, Nr. Oakhampton, Devon EX20 4QT - or click on the logo on the right.

South West Lakes Trust

North Devon & Exmoor Walking Festivals. These currently take place April/May and in September.

North Devon and Exmoor Walking Festivals

There are over 6100 km of public rights of way in Somerset. They are comprised of footpaths, bridleways, restricted byways and a few byways open to all traffic. Several of these paths are promoted as part of popular regional or national trails, such as the Coleridge Way, River Parrett Trail, South West Coast Path and West Somerset Coast Path. Click on the Somerset logo for information.

West Somerset Walks

Useful O.S. maps are:


Minehead & Brendon Hill area

Landranger 181


Touring Map 5

Exeter and the Exe Valley

Explorer 114

Exmoor (Bampton is just off the edge!)

Outdoor Leisure 9


Other books which contain useful information are:

Pub Walks in Exmoor and North Devon

Charles Whynne-Hammond  -  Countryside Books  -  ISBN 1 85306 333 9

Exmoor and the Quantocks

Brian Conduit  -  Jarrold/O.S. pathfinder guide  -  0 7117 0459 7

Circular Exmoor Walks - Coastal and inland walks throughout Exmoor

Chris Adams - £2.95 - 1 899183 63 9

Natural England

The right to roam? Not quite. New rights, new responsibilities. What the new countryside access arrangements means to you.

Further afield, try the website - it contains links to over 600 websites which give detailed directions, maps and descriptions etc. of an estimated 3000 walks throughout the UK, some of which are in and around your area.

The Ramblers Association

West Somerset Coast Path

National Trails

National Trails - including the SW Coastal Path


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