Join our local guides for a weekly Walking discovery of Colyton on these Thursday afternoons in 2023:
from April: 6th to September: 28th
at 2pm from the town car park regardless of weather
£4 per person (under 16s free). Booking not needed.
Lasting about an hour and offers a chance to learn what’s behind some walls! Including a chance to visit the 15c. Merchants House with its medieval wall painting, moulded ceiling and timber panelling as well as a look at our oldest historic building – St Andrews Church with its Saxon origins and fine octagonal lantern tower.
Why not combine this with a tram ride through our two glorious valleys between Colyton and Seaton on the Jurassic Coast
At other times organised guided walks for parties of ten or more (not on Thursdays) can be arranged by telephoning 01297 552514 or 01297 33406.
Throughout the Spring and Summer guided walks are organised on Thursday afternoons; other times and dates by arrangement. The walk starts in the car park and takes approximately one hour, or a little longer. It involves a gentle stroll with frequent stops round the town centre ending at the Heritage Centre and adjoining Tea Rooms.
During the tour you will find out about our Roman origins and the industries that contributed to the development and wealth of the town. We will help you take a closer look at the buildings to discover their past; sometimes the name gives a clue, otherwise architectural features unlock their history. A major factor in the town’s development has been the Feoffees. Dating from Henry VIII days some 450 years ago, they have provided the town with a number ‘modern’ facilities, evidence of which is apparent on the tour.
Of equal historical importance was Colyton’s connections to the Duke of Monmouth and his ill fated Rebellion. Lastly, the sometimes turbulent Christian traditions and places of worship of the town are explored.