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Witheridge, like Morchard Bishop and Knowstone, is another vibrant and proud mid Devon community, a conservation protected village openly welcoming walkers in from the Two Moors Way by calling itself the 'gateway to the path'. 


Witheridge, meaning ‘Weather Ridge,’ was no doubt a name earnt from its exposed position on the top of the hillside.  Its old square is still surrounded by cob and thatch dwellings and was the focal point in past times for the large village cattle markets that made Witheridge famous in Devon.


The St Johns Charter Fair, which was an annual event, ran from here from the 13th century, and is one of the oldest recorded fairs in the UK. The event has now been resurrected by the modern community in the 90’s having disappeared between the wars. These days it now hosts the official Devon Town Criers Championship!


For walkers you are looked after by several B&B options along with the Mitre Inn a grade 2 listed 16th century Coaching House as well as having The Angel Restaurant and the village farm shop.

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