East Devon Way Ultra Route Directions

The East Devon Way Ultra

 

(fp) right of way footpath
(EDW) East Devon Way
(WR) Wessex Ridgeway


Start to CP1.

From the Five Bells go left on the lane, soon reach a fork and take right lane, stay on this lane which is also a cycle route.

At 2.5 miles (G/R 065 016) reach t-junction and go right, soon lane bends left, stay on lane.

At 3.1 miles reach t-junction go right (G/R 073 016)

At 3.3 miles go left on lane, still a cycle route.

At 3.8 miles reach t-junction go left (G/R 082 013)

At 4.3 miles continue ahead past lane on your left (G/R 086 016)

At 4.5 miles continue ahead past lane on left

At 5.2 miles (G/R 091 007) reach t-junction go right, down to random crossroads and continue straight ahead (2nd left), then soon first right at 5.4 miles (G/R 092 004), still a cycle route.

At 5.9 miles continue ahead on lane past lane on right into Feniton.

At 6.2 miles (G/R 095 994) reach random crossroads and go straight over (2nd left), stay on cycle route.

At 6.5 miles (G/R 097 989) reach t-junction go right, stay on cycle route.

At 7.2 miles (G/R 096 977) go under duel carriageway then bare right, immediate left continuing on cycle route.

At 7.6 miles continue ahead past lane on your right.

At 8.0 miles leave lane going left on track with fp.

At 8.5 miles (G/R 109 972) reach the B3177 road (Take Care) go right.

At 8.9 miles go left onto lane (G/R 106 966)

At 9.7 miles continue on lane to the left (G/R 120 964)

At 10.3 miles lane continues on track baring sharp left then soon right, returning back to lane at 10.7 miles (G/R 133 966).

At 11.1 miles reach lane go left, then on your right at 11.4 miles is the Hare & Hounds which is CP1 (G/R 145 961)

Navigation difficulty:
Signage is fair to good, use directions and maps or gps
Terrain – Even mix of lane and trail and in places hilly.
Total CP distance – 11.4 miles

 

 

CP1 to CP2

From the Hare & Hounds (G/R 145 961) cross the A375 (Take Care) and continue along lane opposite.

At 0.6 miles go left off lane onto fp. (G/R 154 957)

At 1.0 mile take fp right into woods (G/R 157 961)

At 1.3 miles exit woods continue over on lane to left (G/R 161 963)

At 2.0 miles take lane on your right (G/R 172 964)

At 2.3 miles (G/R 172 960) take fp left off lane.

At 2.7 miles take fp leading right, soon reach lane, continue over.

At 3.0 miles (G/R 181 956) reach lane junction go left, then take 2nd lane on your right at 3.2 miles.

At 3.8 miles (G/R 190 960) reach lane and go right.

At 4.1 miles (G/R 195 957) reach lane go left.

At 4.3 miles (G/R 197 959) reach lane go right.

At 4.9 miles reach crossroads (G/R 206 956), continue over.

At 5.5 miles reach fork in road go left on lane, then soon take fp on your right, now following the River Coly on your right (G/R 215 952)

At 7.6 miles cross bridge to other side of the river, then take road immediately on your left and then immediately left again.

At 7.7 miles continue past the Gerrard Arms on your right (G/R 245 941).

Continue on lane baring left, soon reach junction (G/R 249 942) and go right on lane, soon reach fork at 8.0 miles (G/R 250 941) and bare left, soon reach another fork bare left again, soon reach another fork and bare left again.

At 8.8 miles continue on fp and cross footbridge at 8.9 miles (G/R 262 947), reach lane at 9.2 miles and go right, then immediately fp goes left.

At 9.7 miles (G/R 272 946) cross over A358 (Take Care) and continue ahead on lane.

At 9.8 miles the Golden Hind is on your right (G/R 273 946) which is CP2.

Navigation difficulty:
Signage is fair to good, use directions and maps or gps
Terrain – Even mix of lane and trail, undulating to hilly.
Total CP distance – 9.8 miles
Total race distance – 21.2 miles

 

CP2 to CP3

From The Golden Hind (G/R 273 946) continue right on lane to crossroads (G/R 274 946) and continue over.

At 0.1 miles (G/R 275 946) continue right on track leading to fp at 0.4 miles (G/R 277 942).

At 0.5 miles take right fp option (G/R 278 941)

At 1.1 miles (G/R 284 933) reach track and go left, soon continue on fp going left.

At 1.6 miles reach track which leads to lane, going right at 1.8 miles (G/R 292 942).

At 2.1 miles reach lane go right (G/R 296 942)

At 2.4 miles (G/R 300 940) reach lane go right, then immediately on left take fp.

At 2.7 miles reach lane, continue over on fp leading to track (G/R 304 938).

At 3.1 miles reach lane crossroads and go right (G/R 309 937)

At 3.3 miles continue left, then soon past lane on right (G/R 315 935)

At 3.5 miles go past track / rd on left (G/R 316 934), then soon continue ahead on lane.

At 3.8 miles (G/R 320 932) reach lane, go left leading to track / fp, then soon fp goes right.

At 4.0 miles (G/R 324 933) reach B3165, cross over and continue on fp, soon reach lane, cross over, continue on fp.

At 4.4 miles (G/R 329 933) reach lane and continue over.

At 4.6 miles cross footbridge by Sleech Wood (G/R 333 933).

At 5.0 miles reach tracks go left on fp leading through woods

At 6.0 miles take right fp option into woods (G/R 337 949)

At 6.4 miles reach A35 (Take Care) cross over and follow fp to the right of building.

At 7.0 miles continue on left fp option over footbridge to lane at 7.1 miles and go right. (G/R 347 961). Stay on lane / cycle route till 7.9 miles where you reach lane and go right still on cycle track.

At 8.2 miles continue past lane on right. (G/R 364 956)

At 9.0 miles reach lane go right (G/R 375 959)

At 9.2 miles go past lane on left (G/R 379 958)

At 9.8 miles go over bridge over River Char (G/R 389 954)

At 10.1 miles reach crossroads and go left.

At 10.3 miles go past lane on your left, then soon ditto.

At 10.4 miles take lane on your left.

At 10.5 miles reach the Five Bells on your left (G/R 398 953), which is CP3

Navigation difficulty:
Signage is fair to good, use directions and maps or gps
Terrain – Mixture of lane and trail, undulating to hilly.
Total CP distance – 10.5 miles
Total race distance – 31.7 miles

 

CP3 to CP4

From the Five Bells go right along the lane, keep right until 0.2 miles (G/R 395 954) go right onto lane which is also a cycle route.

At 1.4 miles go right into lane (G/R 392 971)

At 1.8 miles reach lane go left (G/R 397 974)

At 2.4 miles take right lane option (G/R 403 979)

At 2.7 miles (G/R 407 982) keep right on lane.

At 3.0 miles (G/R 411 983) reach fork and go right on lane, soon at 3.1 miles take fp going left (G/R 413 982).

At 3.6 miles take left fp option (G/R 418 989)

At 3.7 miles at fp crossroads, continue ahead (G/R 417 990)

At 4.1 miles (G/R 414 995) reach lane go left and immediate right.

At 4.3 miles (G/R 414 997) take fp on right.

At 4.9 miles reach lane, continue over on track / fp (G/R 423 999)

At 5.0 miles reach fp crossroads, continue ahead (G/R 4245 000)

At 5.1 miles reach track, continue over on fp

At 5.2 miles continue straight ahead on fp

At 5.8 miles reach lane and go left (G/R 437 001)

At 6.0 miles (G/R 440 003) reach B3162, cross over and continue on lane, until 6.3 miles continue ahead on fp.

At 6.6 miles continue over track on fp (G/R 449 003)

At 6.7 miles reach lane go left.

At 6.9 miles continue past church on right, reaching the New Inn at 7.0 miles (G/R 453 007) which is CP4

Navigation difficulty:
Signage is good, use directions and maps or gps
Terrain – Mixture of lane and trail undulating.
Total CP distance – 7.0 miles
Total race distance – 38.7 miles

 

CP4 to CP5

From the New Inn continue right, along the lane until you reach a fork – take the right lane / track at 0.6 miles (G/R 461 006).

At 1.1 miles track finishes, continue on fp (G/R 466 001).

At 1.2 miles go over footbridge (G/R 469 000)

At 1.4 miles (G/R 472 001) reach track and go right immediate left on fp.

At 1.9 miles cross footbridge (G/R 476 006)

At 2.1 miles cross the A3066 (Take Care), continue on fp.

At 2.6 miles take the right fp option (GR 485 002)

At 3.1 miles continue on track / fp (G/R 490 997)

At 3.5 miles reach lane go left, then soon take fp on right (G/R 497 996).

At 3.8 miles reach track and go right on fp (G/R 501 995)

At 4.5 miles (G/R 505 987) take left fp option.

At 5.1 miles (G/R 512 992) take right fp option.

At 5.6 miles (G/R 517 988) cross footbridge.

At 5.9 miles (G/R 519 984) reach track go right, then very soon take fp off to the left, soon leading into woods.

At 6.6 miles (G/R 529 986) reach lane and go left.

At 6.7 miles continue on right lane option at fork.

At 6.8 miles (G/R 528 984) take fp on left, reaching lane at 7.4 miles. Go right then immediately left, soon take fp off to the left, continuing on fp option straight ahead.

At 8.1 miles (G/R 549 986) continue on track, reach lane at 8.4 miles and go left and CP5 is a carpark on your right (G/R 553 989).

Navigation difficulty:
Signage is good, use directions and maps or gps
Terrain – Mixture of lane and trail undulating.
Total CP distance – 8.4 miles
Total race distance – 47.1 miles

 

CP5 to Finish

From the car park (G/R 553 989) continue right on the lane.

At 0.1 miles reach junction and go right onto lane / track (G/R 554 991).

At 0.3 miles take middle fp option (G/R 557 991)

At 0.7 miles (G/R 564 989) reach the A356 go left (Take Care), then soon immediate right into lane.

At 2.2 miles (G/R 585 990) take left lane, then soon at track junction go right at 2.3 miles.

At 2.5 miles (G/R 587 988) reach lane and go left.

At 2.7 miles (G/R 590 988), on bend of lane, take fp straight ahead. Continue on fp to the left until you reach the water-course on your left.

At 3.2 miles (G/R 594 981) cross bridge to other side of water, then continue again on fp with the water-course to your right.

At 3.5 miles (G/R 596 978) go left down lane.

At 3.6 miles (G/R 597 978) reach lane and go left and second right.

At 3.8 miles (G/R 599 979) go over railway line and continue on track, fp.

At 4.2 miles (G/R 604 981) take WR on left.

At 5.0 miles reach A37 (G/R 617 989) (Take Care) cross over and continue on fp.

At 5.2 miles take the left fp option.

At 5.4 miles (G/R 621 993) continue on track. Reach lane junction at 6.1 miles and turn left.

At 6.3 miles on your right (G/R 631 996) is The Greyhound Inn and the finish of the East Devon Way Ultra.

Navigation difficulty:
Signage is fair to good, use directions and maps or gps
Terrain – Mainly trail with undulations.
Total CP distance – 6.3 miles
Total race distance – 53.4 miles