Huxham Brake Woods Walk, East Devon

A walk through a towering coniferous woodland with meandering paths and a surprising short interval through a field with an impressive view.

Huxham woods, just 3 miles from Exeter, is a beautiful loop especially in the low light of winter. It’s perfect for little legs that like to explore a woodland and get very muddy – it might be a bit tricky for the really little ones though!

The brief walk through the field a third of the way through offers gorgeous countryside views, reminding us why we love where we live. The Outdoor’s Group also host their forest school here so you may be lucky enough to spot the kettle boiling, but unfortunately (and understandably) the equipment is only for their use.

Interactive Map of Huxham Brake loop walk

Map produced using Outdoor Active: a free mapping app. Click here to follow the route

Huxham Woods: Walk

Walk type: hilly, woodland
Length: 1.9km
Little Ones’ mode of transport: Sling or feet.
Footwear: The woodland path is hilly in places, with narrow paths so bracken etc at ankle height and very muddy in winter. Sturdy suitable shoes for walking and getting muddy!
Dog friendly: Yes.  Although no poo bins in the car park or along the walk.

Huxham Woods: Need to know

Opening times: All day every day.
How to get there: There is a small car park for a handful of cars on Stoke Hill.
What 3 words:
Prices: Free
Loos & Baby Changing: No

Closest Cafes

Pinhoe or Stoke Cannon are the closest towns.

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