Walking Guide

Walks in Devon

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Experience the great outdoors with some fantastic walks in Devon

What better way to explore your surroundings than on foot? Discover the best walking opportunities in Devon with our useful walking guide. Find the most picturesque routes and enjoy the best of the scenery Devon has to offer.

As the third largest county in the UK, it is not surprising that Devon possesses such a diverse variety of scenery, from wild expanses and dramatic granite tors in Dartmoor to picture-perfect harbour towns and beaches in the South and the majestic forests and rolling hills of Exmoor.

The county is a haven for lovers of the great outdoors, with plenty of wildlife, fantastic views and historical sights to be found on walks in Devon. Wander around the 16-mile Dart Valley Trail, taking in the town of Totnes and Dartmouth and then following the Kingswear Peninsula to charming fishing villages like Dittisham. There are a great many coastal walks in Devon, one of the most popular would be the hike from Sidmouth to the village of Beer along the Jurassic Coast. The walk takes in the incredible views as well as the areas of geological interest; this stretch of coastline is not only a UNESCO World Heritage site but also an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

No need to leave your pets at home, there are plenty of places to go on dog walks in Devon. Follow the coastline and climb the steep cliffs near Beesands, eventually ending on the dog-friendly beach, or join the Two Moors Way at Fingle Bridge and take a walk around the Teign River through enchanting woodland.

  • Beesands to Hallsands

    This moderate 3.5-mile walk follows the coast path from the village of Beesands to Hallsands, then circling back through the stunning countryside. This dog-friendly route passes points of interest such as Start Point Lighthouse and the ruins of South Hallands.

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  • Bolberry Down

    TQ7 3DU


    Found between Salcombe and the charming village of Hope Cove, the clifftop area Bolberry Down is a relatively easy section of the South West Coast Path that offers walkers fantastic views of the surrounding coastline.

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  • Jurassic Coast, Dorset

    Sidmouth to Beer

    Follow part of the Jurassic Coast on this 9-mile route from Sidmouth to the village of Beer, taking in all the fascinating geological formations, beautiful flora and fauna, and wildlife of this stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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  • The Dart Valley Trail

    This 16-mile-long trail is one of the most beautiful in South Devon. Traversing through woodlands filled with wildlife, this route offers fantastic views over the River Dart, as well as of the stunning town of Dartmouth. If a full day’s trek isn’t what you were looking for, this walk can be shortened to 4.5 miles, taking in the Greenway Estate and ending in the town of Kingswear.

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    The South West Coast Path

    630 miles


    At 630 miles, the South West Coast Path is England’s longest way-marked walking trail, stretching from Somerset’s Minehead to Poole Harbour in Dorset. The trail passes through five Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 17 Heritage Coasts, a National Park, two World Heritage Sites, as well as a UNESCO Geopark and a UNESCO Bisosphere.

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  • Two Moors Way

    This trail stretches just over 100 miles from Ivybridge in the South to Lynton on the North Coast, linking the National Parks of Dartmoor and Exmoor. The majority of the route is fairly easy, apart from only two slightly more difficult sections.

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