Walking & Footpaths


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.


No. Start Location Grid Ref Start Grid Ref Finish Length
1 Lower Combpyne Rd 2704-9312 2704-9310 40m
5 Marlborough Rd 2724-9464 2674-9472 620m
6 Whitford Rd 2712-9472 27339481 180m
7 Marlborough Rd 2738-9482 2708-9487 270m
10 Marlborough Rd 2752-9500 2742-9515 180m
11 Maidenhayne Lane 2712-9520 2696-9597 830m
13 Mounthill 2718-9565 2754-9556 350m
14 Marlborough Rd 2762-9511 2773-9507 130m
15 Doatshayne Lane 2778-9512 2805-9475 490m
16 Doatshayne Lane 2809-9520 2831-9569 740m
17 Doatshayne Lane 2809-9520 2893-9520 880m
20 Doatshayne Lane 2778-9516 2835-9550 720m
29 Combpyne Rd 2756-9372 2763-9312 660m
30 Church Hill 2753-9455 2804-9380 950m
32 Mounthill Rd 2854-9405 2790-9405 1320m
34 Trinity Hill Rd 3041-9405 3002-9405 450m
36 Church Hill 2750-9452 2738-9455 130m
38 Waterford Lane 2636-9472 2608-9470 310m


Further Afield

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.