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Walks

From Acorn Lodge it’s approximately a 40 minute walk to Cockington, this is a very easy, pleasant walk. Once there if refreshments are required you have a few options, our favourites are either the Tea Gardens where you can be entertained by the piano player or the Drum Inn. Both serve excellant food and drinks.

Turn right out of the gate at Acorn Lodge and head toward Bampfylde Road, turn right at Bampfylde and head down the hill towards Avenue Road, turn left and head towards Torre Abbey (its probably easiest to cross the road to the right hand pavement at the junction of Bampfylde and Avenue Roads rather than cross at the traffic lights.

Torre Abbey

Torre Abbey

Head towards the sea front passing Torre Abbey which will be on your left

Duck Pond

Duck Pond

After you have passed the Abbey take the small path on the right hand side and walk down by the steam to the pond. When you reach the main road at the seafront turn left towards the Grand Hotel. Continue up the hill past the Grand towards the Livermead Hotel, at the end of the grounds of the Livermead you will see a sign post pointing towards Cockington, turn right into Cockington Lane

Roundabout

Roundabout

Continue up Cockington Lane until you reach the little roundabout, looking directly across the roundabout you will see a signpost, cross the roundabout and go through the gateway to follow the footpath to Cockington
Pathway

Pathway

Follow the footpath with the stream on your righthand side

Wildlife Ponds

Wildlife Ponds

Along the pathway you will find areas where you can look for wildlife in the ponds and stream

Weir

Weir

As you continue along the path you will find a small weir and

Fun for the kids

Fun for the kids

logs made into stepping stones across the stream, fun for kids young and old!

Bridge/Stile

Bridge/Stile

As you come to the end of the footpath you will find a small bridge and stile, going out onto the road turn right to head into Cockington village

Bridge/Stile

Tea Gardens

Take care walking along the road as it is very narrow and has two way traffic, admire the beautiful cottages and continue past the Tea Gardens into the centre of the village. From the village centre you can continue up the road to Gatehouse, grounds and main house or go through the back of the shops towards the Drum Inn.

Drum Inn

Drum Inn

To access the main house and grounds from the Drum Inn follow the footpath across the board walk from the shops instead of heading up to the Drum Inn

Gatehouse

Gatehouse

Entering the grounds from the road you will pass the beautiful little gatehouse
Horse & Carriage

Horse & Carriage

You can take a horse and carriage ride from the village up to the house or from the house back to the village
Inside Cockington House

Inside Cockington House

Inside the main house you will see this beautiful stained glass window,there is also a tea room and at various times during the year they hold fetes and country shows etc.
Grounds

Grounds

There is masses of space for the kids to run if they still have the energy after the walk, or take along your own picnic and just relax in the wonderful open spaces of the grounds and gardens

Craft Centre

Craft Centre

Make sure that you leave time to visit the Craft Centre, where you can see glass being blown and purchase some of the most beautiful glass items around, there are lots of other craft shops in this area which is situated up a pathway to the right of the main house