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!

From “Instow – A History”

Stage 1: Sandhills to Marsh Lane

Sandhills to Marsh Lane

Stage 2: Marsh Lane to the B3233 at West Yelland

Marsh Lane leading to the B3233

Stage 3: Marsh Lane to Instow Town via Welch’s Lane

Welch’s Lane, leading from the B3233 to Instow Town

Stage 4: Instow Town to Worlington

Instow Town to Worlington

Stage 5: Worlington to Instow at Millard’s Hill

Returning to Instow at Millard’s Hill