Musbury is crossed by a network of public footpaths, shown in the table below, which are mostly across farmland. You can see these clearly on the Ordnance Survey Explorer 116 map.
|Grid Ref Start
|Grid Ref Finish
|Lower Combpyne Rd
|Trinity Hill Rd
Neighbouring Colyton has a number of walking routes available from their website – see Colyton – Country Walks.
The East Devon Way is a 40-mile walking trail that stretches the length of the beautiful East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) from Exmouth in the west to Lyme Regis in the east, taking in several Musbury footpaths on its route. The East Devon Way website has further information.
The South West Coast Path also lies within easy reach.
Walking For Pleasure
The Annual Parish Walk is a recent innovation. Open to all, this is a guided walk of about 2 hours duration which explores a different route each year. Tea and cakes in the Village Hall afterwards are a welcome reward!
If you are interested in joining a Musbury Walking club to meet more often please get in touch.
Rights & Responsibilities
Musbury Parish Council is a member of the Parish Paths Partnership (P3) scheme in Devon which aims to keep the local rights of way open and in good condition. Through the P3 coordinator the Parish Council liaises with landowners to organise repairs to stiles and gates and to help improve access throughout the network. Contact the P3 coordinator to report any problems.
Both landowners and walkers have responsibilities for the footpaths. The definitive reference guide to footpath law in England and Wales is Rights of Way: a guide to law and practice, otherwise known as ‘The Blue Book’. See here for more information.
The Countryside code advises walkers to:
- Plan ahead and follow any signs
- Leave gates and property as you find them
- Protect plants and animals, and take your litter home
- Keep dogs under close control (and clear up after them)
- Consider other people
This way you’ll protect the environment, stay safe and get the most out of your walk.