Enjoy the three tiers of woodland, the enormous den, the mass of mud in the winter and the fact that it’s sooo close to Exeter.
Stoke woods, just to the north of Exeter, is an 100 acre pocket of non-native conifer (which are slowly being removed to allow the native trees space) and deciduous managed woodland with beautiful wild flowers and offers a great network of paths for a lovely walk in nature.
While there are two waymarked trails, some of the signs are no longer and there is no map to follow. The network of paths make it an interesting walk and you can adapt the length to how you’re feeling, but do follow our interactive map if you like a route. Its easy to understand the woodland if you consider it to be on three levels, lower, middle and upper. There are two car parks: one on the lower level – which is best for those wanting a buggy walk and one of the upper level which offers some more woodland tracks (and mud in winter!).
Interactive Map of Stoke Woods walk
Map produced using Outdoor Active: a free mapping app. Click this link to be taken through and be able to follow the interactive route https://out.ac/yqxuM
Stoke Woods: Walk
Walk type: Woodland
Length: 1.3km but plenty of opportunities to take short cuts or make muuuuch longer!
Little Ones’ mode of transport: Sling or feet. Buggy from the lower car park.
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.
Stoke Woods: Need to know
Opening times: All day every day.
How to get there: There are two car parks tucked off the roads
What 3 words:
Upper Car park: w3w.co/breakfast.sediment.chained
Lower car park: w3w.co/stumpy.annotated.sues
Loos & Baby Changing: No
Exeter is the closest town.
Mill on the Exe is a fabulous pub with a river view, lovely log fires in winter, plenty of room for buggies and good parking.