Do ya ken Kenn? – a journey into the past through rolling landscapes and woods and along ancient tracks with stunning views
Start at Kennford, (OS 110, SX 914 859), 6.5 miles with an optional add on 2 miles.
Meet at Newton Poppleford Recreation Ground to leave at 09.30 to share cars to the outskirts of Kennford to start the walk at 10.00. Parking in Kennford: travelling along the A38, just before the A38/A380 split there is a turn off to Kenn and Kennford. Having turned off, turn immediately left towards Kennford and then turn left before the sign for Kennford and the red phone box to park in the wide road.
We soon leave the noise of the traffic behind as we follow country lanes and paths and pass through Kenn. Following the River Kenn and then a tributary, we ascend gradually to find a tree-flanked lane climbing gracefully on an embankment with magnificent views on either side to Exmouth, the estuary and Exeter. We follow a secret path to join St. Andrew’s Lane that dates back to the Iron Age and leads us back to Kenn.
We will break for lunch in Kenn at The Ley Arms. After lunch, we propose a visit into the interesting Saint Andrew's Church.
For those who have had enough or have to get home, there is an easy 15 minute walk back to the cars. For those wanting the “add on” we will continue up the churchyard to get stunning views of Haldon and the Exe estuary beyond Lears Copse before joining the Old Dawlish Road through the old village of Kennford and back to the cars.
It would help, although not essential if you could let us know if you are interested in this walk so that we can warn The Ley Arms on potential numbers for lunch.
Walk Leaders: Penny and Paul Kurowski, 01395 742942, e-mail [email protected],