27th March 2021
Popular Walks in Devon
Experts say walking is a key way to de-stress, relax and unwind. Let the beautiful landscapes, swaying trees, rolling hills and vast coastlines rejuvenate the mind and soul on your next walk. So what are you waiting for? Get your wellie boots on and head out on one of these wonderful walks.
Haldon Forest Park, near Exeter
The discovery trail here is designed for everyone. There are fun features along the route for children, regular resting points and stunning views. The park is made up of 3,500 acres of woodland and other than the Discovery Trail there are four other walking routes and five cycling trails, all of which can be enjoyed when you head just 15 minutes out of Exeter.
Fingle Woods, Teign Valley
The ancient woodland stretches out between Castle Drogo and Steps Bridge, the trail takes in long-forgotten sights including an Iron Age hill fort and hidden valley. Managed by the National Trust this walking gem is a must-see.
Jurassic Coast, Exmouth
Around 12 miles from Exeter, Exmouth is the western gateway to the Jurassic Coast, with two miles of golden sands to explore. The wealth of rock pools is perfect for any fun filled adventure, or why not stop mid walk to try something new? With an array of water sports including kayaking, kite surfing and paddleboarding there’s fun for all in Exmouth.
Core Hill Wood, Sidmouth
As the name would suggest, these woods sit on a hilltop, so get ready for a wonderful sea view. The paths take you on a journey through nature with a wonderful array of sycamores, beech and oak trees. Located just a couple of miles outside of Sidmouth it offers a wonderful alternative view overlooking the flawless stretch of East Devon coast.
Finch Foundry, Devon
A short circular walk along Belstone Cleave taking in the leat that powers Finch Foundry, a water-powered forge. Following the River Taw one of the few northerly flowing rivers in Devon which leads all the way to the North Devon coast and out to the Atlantic Ocean. Keep an eye out for salmon, trout and other local wildlife.
Exeter’s Medieval Trail
The middle ages were a period of rapid growth in Exeter and this medieval trail has been designed to take you on a journey of history. Starting in Castle Street, taking you through Exeter Cathedral, Wynards Almshouses and Carfax water system get ready for a real history lesson. With quizzes and puzzles along the way, it’s perfect for the little ones.
This spectacular walk on Piddledown Common overlooks the dramatic Teign Gorge, with incredible views over Dartmoor it’s the perfect way to refresh the mind and body. Soak up the gorgeous atmosphere with oak trees, wild flowers and truly stunning woodland scenery. Grab your boots and head out on an adventure!