This is a lovely little walk for you and your dog, especially if you are short on time. It’s just over 2 miles, and should take about 1.5 hours. The Clovelly Inn, situated in the village of Bratton Clovelly, is just a 20 minute drive from Bowerland and you can enjoy delicious home cooked food in a friendly traditional pub before or after your walk. (Map.)
Park up outside the village hall at Bratton Clovelly and start your walk from outside the Church. Follow the route downhill in the direction of Boasley. When you get to the bottom of the hill go across the stream. This stream used to drive the mill wheel which is now situated in a private house on your right hand side. If you take a minute to stop at this point you will see some lovely views of Eversfield Manor to your left.
Lower Voasley Farm
When you have seen enough, continue walking on the road climbing a slight hill until you reach the public bridleway on the left. Go along this bridleway until you reach a farm which is called Lower Voasley Farm. You will be able to walk across the farm, so keep on the track passing through the farm. When you get to the next bend go through the gateway on the left. Once you get into the field go across it and follow the path. This will take you over a stile and gate and through the hedge into the next field. Once again cross this field until you reach a stile and you will see a footbridge crossing the stream.
Take a breather here
stop for a few minutes and see what your dog is up to and catch your breath. Once you are ready to on, make sure you follow the path across this field, through another gate and into another field. Be sure you keep the woods on your left as you pass through another gate. Once through this gate you will go along a grassy track between 2 banks. Finally, upon reaching the road, turn left and head back to the village and where you started from.