Distance: 1.4 miles (2.2 Km) along lanes and paths through woodland; one or two steepish sections. Suitable footwear is important.

The route requires care as the path can be quite narrow and slope away in places. It can also be muddy when wet and tree roots are an additional hazard to look out for.

Time: 25 to 45 minutes

The walk: Leaving the Cridford Inn car park, point ‘A’ on the map, turn left and walk up the lane for just over 100 metres, to point ‘B’. Turn right here and go down a short track, taking the path uphill to the left. Follow the path until to a gate with braided rope on top.

Once through the gate, continue along the path, downhill (the ground also falls away steeply on your right for part of this section) for about 700 yds (640 m), to a point where it joins a lower path, at point ‘C’. Turn right and take this lower path back towards Trusham. (Should you reach a stile into a field, stop, and backtrack to the path junction.)

After a while, the path rises to a gate at point ‘D’ and later emerges from the trees. After a short distance the path curves left and rises steeply to a sharp bend to the right at ‘E’.

Continue along the path; the terrain will level out and keeping the caravan to your right, aim for the corner where a track will lead in to Church Lane. Follow this downhill, passing the church and village hall on your left, to the centre of Trusham at point ‘F’.

At the junction, turn right and passing the repurposed phone box, descend ’Cardiac Hill’ back down to the Cridford Inn.




We stayed overnight at this wonderful old Inn. We were in the “Exe” room which was charming. Beautifully decorated with a large modern bathroom. The owners Paul and Ness were lovely. They were welcoming and very knowledgeable about the history of the building and surrounding area. The bar and other staff were also really welcoming. We had a really enjoyable 2 course lunch for ten pounds each, excellent value and wonderful home cooked food. The breakfast was great too! We will certainly be back!


Great christmas night out at the Cridford Inn. Barney the Chef did us proud 21 of us and everyone said it was fab.Ness and Karen running around after us all making sure we all had enough and keeping an eye on our drinks.The table was looked fab too ....will go back again and again thank you Ness and Paul.


What a great find! A lovely old inn, serving good beer, an unusual but tasty ginger cider and really good home cooked food. Well worth going out of your way to visit this place.


Fantastic family Sunday lunch. We ate here today as two families. The staff were very welcoming and helpful and the food was lovely. Would definitely recommend this place.


Our hosts were very welcoming, helpful and made our 2 night stay more than pleasurable. The food is exceptional and there is a wide choice of beer, wine and spirits. Overall our stay was excellent and the atmosphere in this beamed establishment very relaxing, we will visit again for sure


What a lovely place to go, the new owners are absolutely delightful , Ness and Paul and they cannot do enough for you , the food is great too , I can especially recommend the Turbot absolutely scrummy . I hear they are doing Christmas lunch too if I’d not already paid a deposit elsewhere I’d be booking ! . Well done guys at last The Cridford feels loved and it’s clean too ! .


We had an excellent lunch in this delightful inn, which is packed full of character. Would definitely recommend a visit here. They have an amazing range of spirits and local ales. Although we did not stay overnight, the rooms look very comfortable and well equipped.