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Devon Walks and Walking Holidays

Devon Walking Holidays - The Devon Coast Path & Coast to Coast Walks

Highlights

The Devon Coastal Path encounter wild Atlantic Cliffs and Cove Scenery, lush hidden creeks, golden sands or Jurassic Coast Geology.

Inland Devon Walks - Cross Devon on a Two Moors Way Walking Holiday, circle Dartmoor National Park on the Dartmoor Way or follow the Tarka Trail through North Devon’s secret river valleys to top out on Exmoor National Park

Welcome to Walking in Devon

Valley of the Rocks South West Coastal Path Exmoor Devon UK WalkingAlmost twice the size of its wild west Cornish neighbour,  at first glance Devon presents itself as a county with a more tranquil and timeless feel ,  a more rounded landscape of sweeping pastures, thatched cottages serving up cream teas,  picture postcard villages and twisting lanes.  Yet for those taking a Devon Walking Holiday whilst you will find all this on your walk,  your two feet are a passport through so much more than the usual “scrumpy” and village fete sterotype. 

In fact, Devon provides the widest variety of walking routes and some of the wildest hiking in the South West boasting two National Parks at Exmoor and Dartmoor as well as four very distinct sections of coastal walking on the South West Coast Path.

With the variety of trail comes an equally energizing  diversity in your overnight stays. Rest up in low beamed and slate floored village inns or remote and windswept moorland farmsteads, upmarket coastal Regency Hotels and cosy cottage B&B’s. Take a Devon Walking Holiday and you tread the walking routes that have long inspired the UK’s writers from Coleridge and Dickens to Agatha Christie and you will wander through locations that have inspired everything from the terrifying  Hound of the Baskevilles to the playful  Tarka the Otter.

Fully supported Self Guided Walking Devon Walking Holidays run all year with options and lengths suitable for all levels of walker.  For guidance and ideas on how to best link the network of footpaths and get the most variety of scenery within your timescale get in touch with one of our walking advisors for advice.

View the Devon Walking Map to see the location of Walking Holidays in Devon

Devon South West Coast Path Walking Routes

Woolacombe North Devon Coast Path Walking Holidays UK Trekking RoutesThe Devon coastal walks will amaze you with everything from the lost and remote wooded valleys of the South Devon Hams to the epic golden estuaries and dunes of the Taw and Torridge river system around Barnstaple. Head to the border with Somerset and you walk into Gorge country, valleys of immense rocks and twisted headlands that collide with Exmoor’s  purple heather Moor at “little Switzerland” in Lynmouth . Finally to the east of the Exe River the Devon Coast Path enters the protected World Heritage Site along the superb Jurassic Coast and you start your own walk through time itself.

Use the links below for the full walking route descriptions and pictures of each of the Devon Coast Path Options

 Section 1  The North Devon Coast Path –Lynmouth & Exmoor to the Cornish Borders on the Atlantic Coast

 Section 2  The South Devon Coast Path – From Plymouth to Brixham through the hidden “South Hams”

 Section 3  The East Devon Coast Path From Brixham to Lyme Regis on the Jurassic Coast Path

 

Devon Walking Holidays South West Coast Path Beer Village Jurassic Coast

Not sure where to start walking on the Devon Coast Path?

Inland and Coast to Coast Devon Walking Holidays

Away from the mighty Ocean discover walking routes through Devon’s two National Parks at Dartmoor and Exmoor or better still link them both together with the unique Two Moors Way coast to coast route across the heart of Devon.

The Dartmoor Way Walking Holiday Devon South West England Trekking RouteThe Dartmoor Way -  An ideal route for those wanting to get beyond the tourist sites of Dartmoor and encounter its drama, solitude and beauty away from the crowds. A weeks walking takes in an impressive run of absorbing moorland villages and market towns at night and by day you will encounter the Tors, Castles, dramatic gorges, prehistoric sites and open moorland of Dartmoor itself.

 

Hangershell Rocks Two Moors Way Walking Route Devon South West EnglandThe Two Moors Way – Running Coast to Coast from Plymouth to Lynmouth this is the ultimate Devon Walking Holiday linking North and South Coast Paths. On route the walk slices right through the centre of wild Dartmoor and then Exmoor.  In between gentler sections run along ancient tracks and lanes through a lost Devon Heartland that non walking tourists just never discover.

 

Tarka Trail Walking Holidays Devon Coast Path and UK Trekking RouteThe Tarka Trail – Walk unspoilt countryside little changed since it was described by Henry Williamson in his classic novel ‘Tarka the Otter’ first published in 1927. The big draw of The Tarka Trail is its variety of landscapes within just a weeks walking which include wooded river valleys, rugged moorland, coastal cliffs, dramatic gorges and sandy bays. A walking holiday on the Tarka Trail offers the chance to walk the best sections of The North Devon South West Coast Path and also experience two days of wild Exmoor Walking.

 

Devon Walking Map

Devon Walking Map showing Tarka Trail, Two Moors Way South West Coast Path

Other Devon Walking Ideas - Contact us if you need help and advice with other route ideas in Devon

Other Walking Holiday Regions - Return to our UK Walking Routes Map to look at other walking areas.

 

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