Walking in South Devon
If you love exploring challenging footpaths or gentle walking trails in one of the most stunning parts of the UK, then a walking holiday in South Devon is the perfect choice for you.
This Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty features hundreds of miles of popular walking tracks and coastal paths enjoyed by thousands of visitors each year. You can join one of the great heritage trails or guided walks available and learn about the local landscape whilst taking in the jaw-dropping scenery. And with so many walks to choose from you are certain to avoid the madding crowds. Here are just a few of the highlights.
South Coast Path Walk
The South Devon stretch of this coastal path is around 125 miles long and features some of the most picturesque landscapes in the area. Enjoy breath-taking panoramic views of unspoilt coastlines – the perfect place to spot the local coastal wildlife including dolphins, seals, and even the occasional shark! You’ll also find dramatic headlands, sheltered coves and beautiful sandy beaches. There are walks for all abilities with gentle paths to more strenuous walkways.
If you’d like to find out more about the available walks, visit www.southwestcoastpath.org.uk
Dartmoor National Park
Dartmoor National Park is the largest and wildest area of open-county in southern England. You’ll be bowled over by the dramatic scenery, with its deep wooded gorges, beautiful lake-like reservoirs and tumbling rocky rivers. This is an area very popular with walkers. The park offers a variety of routes of varying difficulty to choose from.
If you’d like to find out more about the fantastic walks at Dartmoor park please visit www.dartmoor.gov.uk
The multitude of dog-friendly beaches, country lanes and woodland trails make South Devon a perfect holiday destination for the whole family. The walk from the River Avon from Loddiswell, Woodleigh and West Alvington Woods, Beesands to Hallsands, or South Milton Sands are great outings for you and your four-legged friend.
For a full list of dog-friendly walks, beaches restaurants and more, take a look at the Visit South Devon website.