The market town of Axminster is set on the River Axe within the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Axminster achieved fame for its Axminster Carpets, first made by Thomas Whitty in 1755. Each time a carpet was finished the bells at the Minster church were rung in celebration. When you are visiting Axminster, pay a visit to the Heritage Centre Museum where you will find interesting information about the town and surrounding area.

There are lovely walks in the Axe Valley as you will discover from following the walks in the book. There is a local market held every Thursday in the square by the Minster, and a public garden with a bandstand where free live music is played in the summer months. With its tea shops, the now refurbished old coaching inn (The George Hotel) and local pubs, there are plenty of places for refreshments. The TV chef Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall's restaurant, River Cottage Kitchen & Deli, is situated in the middle of the town. Axminster is a pleasant place to visit for a rest and a quiet walk along the river Axe (Walk 1 in the book) and makes a welcome change from the busy coast, with Lyme Regis being only 5 miles away.

     

Axminster Walks Book Front Cover

     

AXMINSTER WALKS

(2 miles) TOWN AND RIVER
 (2 miles) LYME ROAD AND FAIRACRE
(5 miles) QUIET LANES AND COUNTRY VIEWS
(1¼ mile) PUSHCHAIRS AND PLAYGROUND
 (3½ miles) WOODBURY LANE AND OLD PARK FARM

(3½ miles) WOODLANDS, FIELDS AND FARMS
(5 miles) TRINITY HILL TO AXMINSTER
(2 miles) THERE AND BACK ALL ABILITY AMBLE

 

 

 

 

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