Welcome to our Winter walk programme which has something for everyone.
I am delighted the new Otter Estuary Ranger will be leading a bird watching walk assisted by Colin Randall, my thanks to them both.
If you have a copy of ‘Twelve walks in the Otter Valley’ dig it out as Iain and Dee are leading a selection of walks all starting from Otterton Green.
If you want to stretch your legs we have the Sid Valley Ring, split into two walks.
Plus, we have a lovely selection of local walks from our great walk leaders.
Come along and try one out, we always welcome new faces and you can find out where that footpath leads – you will not be disappointed.
We hope to have additional walks to offer in January, so please do check the OVA website regularly for updates.
We look forward to seeing you on a walk soon.

Jane Connick

Walking with the OVA

We produce a quarterly programme of free, led walks – see below for our fabulous programme of Winter and early Spring 2023 walks.  There truly is something for everyone here, so please join us for a good walk together with great company in the wonderful countryside which surrounds us.  We look forward to seeing you.

All are welcome on our walks, members and non-members.  Where a walk requires booking, it will say so in the walk description – this is not to limit numbers but so that unavoidable last-minute changes of plan can be communicated. 

We list our walks in the quarterly members’ magazine, but check here for updates to walks and new walks added to the programme after the printing deadline.

We provide a mix of walks of various lengths and, whilst many are in the Otter Valley, we do venture further away.  We encourage car-sharing and use of public transport.  The walk pace is adjusted to suit those walking with us.

What to bring:

  • Good shoes/boots for the Devon terrain (often muddy in places!)
  • A flask of tea or coffee, or your drink of choice – we always have a refreshment break
  • Check in the walk description to see if you need a picnic
  • Waterproofs … just in case!
  • Any personal medication that you might need (walk leaders carry a first aid kit)
  • Your contact details written on an ‘in case of emergency’ card (ask us for a blank card if you need one)


Suggestions are welcome and if you would like to contact the walk team our e-mail is [email protected]  



Friday 8 December – about 7 miles. About 3.5 hoursView

‘Sid Valley Ring East’

Tuesday 12 December – 10.00am – 9 miles. About 5 hoursView

Walk 12: ‘Twelve Walks in the Otter Valley’

Tuesday 19 December – 10.00am – 5 miles. About 3 hours.View

Walk 2: ‘Twelve Walks in the Otter Valley’

Tuesday 2 January – 10.00am – 6 miles. 3 hours.View

‘A New Year walk’