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

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