Long walks in Devon
Did you know that if you walked every day for a year in Devon you would never have to walk the same path twice? It’s all here for the asking and you’ll certainly find out why Devon richly deserves to be called ‘glorious’.
Well known for its mild climate, unspoilt beauty, peace and tranquility, there are walks to suit everyone – through gently rolling countryside, over high moorland, along river valleys or beside some of the finest stretches of coastline and breathtaking views to be found anywhere in Britain.
There is a fascinating variety of stunning and picturesque long-distance footpaths in Devon, some with literary or historic connections. The jewel in the crown is the South West Coast Path, Devon’s national trail.
Many of the trails link up to form a network of walks, providing opportunities to do a shorter day or half-day walk, a circular or linear walk. Many walks can be accessed by public transport.
The Devon landscape includes Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks, five Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, England’s first natural World Heritage Site and a Biosphere Reserve. With all this, Devon is a unique and special county, full of history and heritage, with a network of walks just waiting to be discovered and enjoyed.