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distance 4.28mi Vertical gain +873ft Vertical drop -840ft Durée 2h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Lynton and Lynmouth - Devon

This Exmoor walk includes coast, valley and high level sections. Starting from Lynmouth, the route climbs to Contisubury before crossing high pastures to descend to Watersmeet. The return leg of the walk follows the River Lyn downstream to the coast.

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Morte and Bull Points, Combesgate valley from Woolacombe
distance 6.62mi Vertical gain +925ft Vertical drop -902ft Durée 3h50 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Mortehoe - Devon

This circular walk from Woolacombe explores a beautiful section of the South West Coast path which leads to Morte Point and Bull Point overlooking wild beaches. Then, you will use paths inland close to Mortehoe village and go down to the start following a gorgeous path along Combesgate Valley.

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Kingswear to Coleton Fishacre coast path circular
distance 6.5mi Vertical gain +1033ft Vertical drop -1010ft Durée 3h55 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Devon

This is a (mostly) circular walk that takes in a short section of the South West Coast Path and passes sub-tropical plants, dramatic cliffs and WW2 relics on a route that skirts the beautiful Coleton Fishacre house and gardens. The path is clearly marked and well-trodden. There are several steep sections and plenty of steps, but there are lovely views as compensation.

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distance 4.42mi Vertical gain +453ft Vertical drop -472ft Durée 2h25 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Cornwood - Devon

A circular walk, some on roads, crossing Hangar Down.

Walking Codden Hill ( Download : )
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Codden Hill
distance 2.33mi Vertical gain +315ft Vertical drop -338ft Durée 1h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Bishop's Tawton - Devon

This short circular walk with ascents and descents close to Barnstaple provides a good way to explore Codden Hill which overlooks the surroundings valleys and River Taw Estuary.

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Green Lanes around Cornworthy
distance 6.5mi Vertical gain +823ft Vertical drop -814ft Durée 3h40 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Cornworthy - Devon

A circular walk using some of Devon's historic 'green lanes' through Cornworthy, Tuckenhay and Allaleigh. The route passes through the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with views from coast to moor.

Walker
distance 7.18mi Vertical gain +807ft Vertical drop -804ft Durée 4h00 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Brendon and Countisbury - Devon

Starting from Malmsmead, this walk in the Exmoor National Park includes sections in Devon and Somerset. The main focus of the route is areas associated with the Lorna Doone novels. However expect much more with valley and moorland walking in this excellent Exmoor walk.

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distance 5.03mi Vertical gain +738ft Vertical drop -748ft Durée 2h55 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Cornwood - Devon

Varied walk including ancient forest, a Quarry lake and open moorland. Fabulous views across to Plymouth Sound.

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distance 12.67mi Vertical gain +2110ft Vertical drop -2113ft Durée 7h40 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Manaton - Devon

A circular walk combining moorland, streams and woods on Dartmoor, passing the dramatic Hound Tor and iconic Bowerman's Nose, with places for refreshments at the half waypoint. It is a good length with some steep hills for hearty exercise and is mainly off-road, taking advantage of footpaths and tracks. You could start at Lustleigh or Manaton if you prefer, and there are short-cuts available if you wish to shorten the walk.

NOTE: this description has been amended to correct a route error.

Walker
distance 6.52mi Vertical gain +1168ft Vertical drop -1155ft Durée 4h00 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in South Tawton - Devon

A Dartmoor walk that includes the most north-easterly summit in the National Park which offers some fine views especially to the north. The route needs careful navigation at the start and in poor weather you need a good sense of direction and compass skills.

Walking Totnes town trail ( Download : )
AONB
distance 1.26mi Vertical gain +125ft Vertical drop -125ft Durée 0h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Totnes - Devon

Discover the Totnes of times gone by. A walk through Totnes’ narrow streets to discover a town crammed full of history. This walk can be extended by following the River Dart to nearby Dartington along the riverside path.

AONB
distance 3.51mi Vertical gain +696ft Vertical drop -686ft Durée 2h15 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Stoke Fleming - Devon

Countryside and castles on the South Devon coast. Small but perfectly formed, this satisfying circuit is full of character and interest, offering glorious views from the cliffs, the tang of the sea close up on the rocky shore, the rich history of the castle and the beautiful River Dart. This circular walk can also be started at Dartmouth Castle. You can use the Castle ferry from Dartmouth, to reach the alternative start of this walk.

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distance 3.74mi Vertical gain +364ft Vertical drop -377ft Durée 2h00 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Cornwood - Devon

Circular walk from Cornwood, some on roads, skirting the Western edge of Hangar Down.

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distance 7.7mi Vertical gain +1171ft Vertical drop -1148ft Durée 4h35 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Moretonhampstead - Devon

A wonderful circular walk from Clifford Bridge to Fingle Bridge on a gentle path along the River Teign before heading steeply onto Butterdon Down and descending back to Clifford Bridge. Beautiful woodland views.

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Holcombe Rogus and Great Western Canal
distance 2.97mi Vertical gain +92ft Vertical drop -92ft Durée 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Holcombe Rogus - Devon

Holcombe Rogus is situated on the Devon/Somerset border with the town of Wellington to the east and Tiverton to the west. This walk takes in rural farm land, which includes the Grand Western Canal nearby and the Blackdown Hills to the south.

Walking Throwleigh Church loop ( Download : )
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distance 4.04mi Vertical gain +243ft Vertical drop -256ft Durée 2h05 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Throwleigh - Devon

A beautiful walk past granite Devon longhouses and open moorland on the edge of Dartmoor. It's recommended to do this walk clockwise as the last footpath is difficult to find going in the other direction.

Walking Tavy Cleave ( Download : )
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distance 2.35mi Vertical gain +453ft Vertical drop -453ft Durée 1h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Peter Tavy - Devon

A circular walk with beautiful views over Dartmoor Tavy Cleave

Walker
distance 10.36mi Vertical gain +1752ft Vertical drop -1732ft Durée 6h15 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Belstone - Devon

A demanding Dartmoor walk that requires careful navigation and preferably good weather. The route uses a section of the Tarka Trail, visits some ancient monuments and visits the summits of a number of granite tors.

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distance 7.12mi Vertical gain +1385ft Vertical drop -1378ft Durée 4h30 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in West Buckfastleigh - Devon

This Dartmoor route uses a section of the Two Moors Way. The route follows paths and tracks although a good sense of direction is needed in what can be an unforgiving landscape. After wet weather, streams may be in spate so care is needed crossing them.

Walking Slapton ( Download : )
AONB
distance 3.51mi Vertical gain +141ft Vertical drop -141ft Durée 1h45 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Slapton (Devon) - Devon

A jewel in our wildlife crown and stories of a changing coastline. Like a satisfying meal, this walk has the shingle sweep of the beach to start, a main course of all the wildlife you could wish for on a National Nature Reserve, and the sweet and characterful village of Slapton for dessert. Perfect!

Walking Kingswear to Froward Point ( Download : )
AONB
distance 5.02mi Vertical gain +771ft Vertical drop -771ft Durée 3h00 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Kingswear - Devon

Castles and cliffs, seals and skylarks. A circular walk around to the mouth of the Dart estuary with views out to sea and along to Start Bay. Explore the World War 2 battery at Froward and find out more about the Daymark.

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Cornwood circular walk via Dendles Wood, High House Waste, East Rook Gate
distance 6.18mi Vertical gain +1004ft Vertical drop -997ft Durée 3h45 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Cornwood - Devon

Mixed road and moorland walk taking in beautiful ancient oak woodland and high moorland views.

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The Torrs and Slade Reservoirs from Ilfracombe
distance 6.75mi Vertical gain +781ft Vertical drop -771ft Durée 3h45 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Ilfracombe - Devon

This pretty long circular walk explores a short section of the South West Coast path next to the Torrs leading to a wonderful viewpoint. Then, you will discover paths in farmland and follow the National Cycle Route 27 along Slade Reservoirs before you go back to Ilfracombe.

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distance 7.2mi Vertical gain +876ft Vertical drop -883ft Durée 4h05 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Lydford - Devon

The wild open speces of Dartmoor can be appreciated on this walk. The route takes you past a number of rocky tors, visits an area used for peat cutting and follows a section of the Rattlestone Peat Railway. All in all a walk full of interest.

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Sandy Cove and Windcutter Hill from Lee
distance 4.23mi Vertical gain +732ft Vertical drop -741ft Durée 2h35 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Ilfracombe - Devon

This beautiful circular walk, especially at low tide because you can walk through the Morte-slate cliffs along a path and steps cut in the rock, provides a good way to discover Lee village, the gorgeous rocky bay and woods inland.

Walking King's tor ( Download : )
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King's tor
distance 7.76mi Vertical gain +1024ft Vertical drop -1024ft Durée 4h30 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Whitchurch (Devon) - Devon

A circular walk using a part of Dartmoor waymarked path across stunning moors, along streams and passing King's Tor for a nice overlook.

AONB
distance 3.4mi Vertical gain +315ft Vertical drop -328ft Durée 1h50 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Loddiswell - Devon

A perfect mix of riverside, ancient woodland and beautiful countryside. A beautiful leafy walk following the amber waters of the River Avon through classic English woodland, starting and finishing in the tranquil village of Loddiswell.

Walker
distance 3.83mi Vertical gain +863ft Vertical drop -863ft Durée 2h30 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Widecombe in the Moor - Devon

Includes a fording of the Dart river as long as it's not in spate!

Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 7.67mi Vertical gain +1621ft Vertical drop -1637ft Durée 4h55 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Stokeinteignhead - Devon

A lovely village and a Brunel memorial, plus dramatic clifftop walking and superb views.

Walking Shaldon ( Download : )
Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 4.96mi Vertical gain +518ft Vertical drop -531ft Durée 2h45 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Stokeinteignhead - Devon

A stretch of coastline, a pretty village at the mouth of the Teign and some pleasant inland farmland.

Walking Luton - Bishopsteignton ( Download : )
Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 3.54mi Vertical gain +479ft Vertical drop -479ft Durée 2h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Bishopsteignton - Devon

Devon heathland, farmland and woodland, with a pretty village midway.

Walking Haldon Moor ( Download : )
Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 3.23mi Vertical gain +643ft Vertical drop -643ft Durée 2h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Bishopsteignton - Devon

Superb views over the Teign Estuary from the hills above the village, and remnants of a historic Bishop’s Palace.

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distance 4.53mi Vertical gain +499ft Vertical drop -512ft Durée 2h30 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Cornwood - Devon

Varied walk starting and ending in Cornwood Square. Some road but open moorland, farmland and walled footpaths.

Walking Woodhuish and Mansands ( Download : )
AONB
distance 3.5mi Vertical gain +883ft Vertical drop -892ft Durée 2h25 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Kingswear - Devon

A network of paths and green lanes on a wild and rugged coastline just around the corner from Brixham. Beautiful beaches, the silvery sea, and the curves, cliffs and coves of a superb stretch of the coast.

AONB
distance 3.95mi Vertical gain +456ft Vertical drop -440ft Durée 2h15 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Wembury - Devon

A lovely walk of two halves. The cliffs and views of the open coast out to the Great Mewstone, then around to the mouth of the Yealm estuary with its busy harbour, wooded valleys and pretty villages.

Walking Wembury and Heybrook Bay ( Download : )
AONB
distance 4.1mi Vertical gain +325ft Vertical drop -312ft Durée 2h10 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Wembury - Devon

A walk following some of the ancient green lanes or “holloways” linking the fields and villages behind Wembury to the shoreline below. There are great views out over the Channel and Plymouth Sound before dropping back down onto the South West Coast Path.

Walking Torcross Shore Explorer ( Download : )
AONB
distance 2.68mi Vertical gain +7ft Vertical drop -7ft Durée 1h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Stokenham - Devon

A stroll along Slapton Line. Find out more about Slapton Ley National Nature Reserve and the Shingle Ridge, on this short trail with fabulous views over the coast and the lake.

Walking Torcross ( Download : )
AONB
distance 2.47mi Vertical gain +492ft Vertical drop -466ft Durée 1h35 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Stokenham - Devon

A gentle walk through a sumptuous landscape. The graceful form of Start Bay curling away to the north and south, freshwater lagoons, meadows, woodland, and peaceful Devon lanes meandering between blossoming banks.

AONB
distance 8.15mi Vertical gain +371ft Vertical drop -374ft Durée 4h05 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Ivybridge - Devon

From the edge of the moors into the AONB. A lovely wander following the valley of the River Erme, in an area where the wild beauty of the moor and the mellow delights of rolling South Devon meet and merge.

Walking Stokenham and Torcross ( Download : )
AONB
distance 5.57mi Vertical gain +682ft Vertical drop -663ft Durée 3h10 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Stokenham - Devon

Coast and countryside all in one walk. Follow how man has shaped the landscape on the coast and in the countryside of this pretty parish.

AONB
distance 2.14mi Vertical gain +440ft Vertical drop -443ft Durée 1h20 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Stokenham - Devon

A fabulous walk out over this spiny and rugged peninsula. Lighthouses, stories of shipwrecks, stunning scenery and a resident Grey Seal colony, followed by amazing rock formations on Mattiscombe Sands – a real treat of a walk!

Walking Salcombe to Snapes Point ( Download : )
AONB
distance 4.53mi Vertical gain +387ft Vertical drop -387ft Durée 2h25 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Salcombe - Devon

Explore upstream from Salcombe. This lovely tranquil mosey winds around sleepy creeks and fingers of land nosing out into the lapping waters, with brilliant and surprising views to keep your senses sharp.

Walking Salcombe to Bolt Head ( Download : )
AONB
distance 2.69mi Vertical gain +600ft Vertical drop -600ft Durée 1h45 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Salcombe - Devon

Passing through an enchanted landscape of rocky spires and jumbled pinnacles. With inspiring views in all directions, this is a coastal walk guaranteed to lift the spirits.

Walking Ringmore and Bigbury ( Download : )
AONB
distance 3.66mi Vertical gain +614ft Vertical drop -594ft Durée 2h15 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Bigbury - Devon

A walk that’s relaxing and bracing. Beaches with a lovely lazy feel, refreshing open clifftops, the timelessly delightful village of Ringmore tucked away, and enough ‘up-and-down’ to get the circulation going.

AONB
distance 4.23mi Vertical gain +322ft Vertical drop -322ft Durée 2h15 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Newton and Noss - Devon

The many faces of maritime South Devon in one walk; the wild open sea and rugged coast, sheltered estuary, wooded riverbanks, and the waterfront village of Noss Mayo with its chocolate box charm.

Walking Kingswear to Greenway ( Download : )
AONB
distance 4.5mi Vertical gain +614ft Vertical drop -627ft Durée 2h35 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Devon

A lovely linear walk up the Dart Estuary. Enjoy views of the estuary as you pass through woodland, farm fields and the Greenway Estate. You can choose to return by water, on foot or by steam!

AONB
distance 1.47mi Vertical gain +157ft Vertical drop -187ft Durée 0h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Kingswear - Devon

A short waterside and woodland stroll. This short walk skirts the edges of Waterhead creek in Kingswear before heading into the woods alongside the estuary and back along the railway line.

Walking Kingston ( Download : )
AONB
distance 5.57mi Vertical gain +705ft Vertical drop -705ft Durée 3h10 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Kingston (Devon) - Devon

A wild and rugged coastline. A hugely rewarding coast and estuary walk with peerless views from some of the most dramatic cliffs in the area. It ends with a huge vista of South Devon, and the welcoming sight of Kingston village snuggled amongst the fields.

Walking Kingsbridge town trail ( Download : )
AONB
distance 1.94mi Vertical gain +151ft Vertical drop -131ft Durée 1h00 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Kingsbridge - Devon

Discover clues to the history of the town. A 1.5 hours easy walk around the town of Kingsbridge. Leave at least an extra hour if you wish to explore the museum, churches and pubs. There is an audio guide for this walk which is best listened to along the route via the South Devon AONB walks webpage.

AONB
distance 1.86mi Vertical gain +236ft Vertical drop -236ft Durée 1h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Kingsbridge - Devon

A stroll through parkland and woodland. Stroll out of Kingsbridge for a tranquil dawdle through parkland meadow and dappled woodland, just a hop, skip and a jump from the town – an unexpected delight.