As well as the coastal footpath and the Tarka Trail passing through, Instow is lucky to have several footpaths. The images below describe a route of moderate difficulty (there is a hill) which takes the walker out of the village on a circular route through scenic countryside with panoramic views. The first map is taken from the book “Instow – A History” by Dr Alison Grant and Others and show the area in which the route is located. The maps which follow are arranged to take the walker from a start point in the Sandhills car park and to return to the village via Instow Town. The reverse direction is equally enjoyable!
Stage 1: Sandhills to Marsh Lane
Stage 2: Marsh Lane to the B3233 at West Yelland
Stage 3: Marsh Lane to Instow Town via Welch’s Lane
Stage 4: Instow Town to Worlington
Stage 5: Worlington to Instow at Millard’s Hill