Hemyock, Blackborough, Broadhembury and Sheldon
A moderate to challenging 22 mile ride, with two optional shorter routes. This route takes in a 16th century village, Devon’s finest prehistoric hillfort and evidence of whetstone mining. One of eight cycle routes in the Blackdown Hills AONB – Route 2
Look out for:
- Broadhembury: probably the most complete 16th century village in Devon.
- Hembury Hillfort: the finest prehistoric hillfort in Devon with massive defensive ramparts. Access via the public footpath off the A373.
- Blackborough: whetstones used for sharpening tools were mined here in the 18th century.
Grid reference: ST137132
Nearest postcode: EX15 3RF