Offering heavenly sands and cliff-top views along its charming coast, two scenic National Parks, and a handful of AONBs wrapped in breathtaking landscapes, there is no question that Devon is home to some of the most fantastic walks the UK.
Discover 9 of the best walks in Devon with our fabulous list below:
1. Jurassic Coast, Sidmouth to Beer
One of most the breathtaking walks in the whole of Great Britain, the Jurassic Coast needs no introduction. If you have taken this path from Sidmouth to Beer, within the East Devon AONB, then you probably get why this is such a popular place to visit. Experience scenic natural landmarks such as the dramatic Salcombe Hill Cliffs and Chapman’s Rocks, and say hello to some of Exmoor’s resident ponies along this gorgeous Devon walk. After all that intense exercise, treat yourself to a well-earned pint or glass of wine overlooking the beach at the charming village of Beer. If you like the sound of this sublime trek, why not book one of our luxury Sidmouth cottages?
One of the best ways to appreciate the spectacular scenery of the area is by walking the Jurassic Coast.
2. Hope Cove to Salcombe
This stretch of tranquil coastline, along the South West Coast Path and within the South Devon AONB, is unquestionably one of the best walks in Devon. The scenery is so impressive it might just take your breath away... Take in the panoramic views of Hope Cove from Bolt Tail, before heading on round to Bolberry Down, Soar Mill Cove and Bolt Head where you will catch a glimpse of the picture-perfect Salcombe Estuary.
Enjoy the 3.5 mile circular Mill Bay trail and take in gorgeous views across the Salcombe estuary.
3. The Agatha Christie Mile
The Agatha Christie Mile allows book lovers as well as ramblers to follow in the footsteps of one of the world’s most famous authors, along the splendid English Riviera. There are 12 landmarks connected with the author along this 3.4-mile-route, from locations that inspired her works to several plaques dotted around the place. Waltz through Torquay, taking in the picturesque seascapes whilst discovering the stories of the much-loved author. Book yourselves a luxury cottage in Devon or Torquay as a base near one of these great Devon walks.
Immerse yourself in the world of the best-selling author, Agatha Christie on a day out in glorious Devon.
4. Budleigh Salterton
Easy and level, the Budleigh Salterton walk is the gateway to the South West Coast Path, giving fantastic bird-watching opportunities, and offering wonderful views of the Jurassic Coast and the Otter estuary.
Treat yourself to a quiet and relaxing holiday, where you can admire unrivalled views of the dramatic East Devon coastline.
Tucked away in the rolling hills of South Devon, along the stunning coast of the British Riviera, is the quaint fishing town of Brixham. There's really nothing like a stroll along this picture-postcard harbour to blow away the cobwebs. Enjoy a dip in Shoalstone pool, the fabulous Art Deco seawater lido, take a ferry trip to Torbay or Paignton, or treat yourself to a meal or a cream tea at one of the local cafes, restaurants and pubs.
Amble through the delightful fishing down of Brixham on your Devon holiday.
6. Dart Valley Trail
Spend a day of your Devon cottage holiday exploring the magnificent Dart Valley Trail, without a doubt one of the most stunning walks in South Devon, with its fascinating woodland and calm waters. Take the passenger ferry from Dartmouth to Kingswear before following the yellow-signed footpath along this serene route. Choose one of our luxury cottages near Dartmouth to experience this spectacular location.
7. Baggy Point to Woolacombe Circular Walk
Along with fascinating seascapes, also come across glorious countryside and farmland along this popular walk in Devon. Begin this magnificent circular Devon walk with one of the region’s most iconic viewpoints, the National Trust’s Baggy Point. The coastal splendour continues right around the coast towards the glorious sands of Woolacombe, before looping back around through stunning countryside.
Set off on a fine coastal walk between these two fine Devon villages.
8. White Tor and Great Staple Tor
Pay a visit to Dartmoor to enjoy a beautiful walk across two of the UK’s most scenic tors. Captivating ancient rock formations thought to be of Neolithic origin bring an added sense of fascination to this popular walk in Devon, as well as its far-reaching views across the stunning landscapes below you. If you want easy access to this fabulous hike, consider booking one of our Dartmoor holiday cottages.
9. Dartington Hall Gardens
The 800 acres of immaculate gardens surrounding the historic Dartington Hall are perfect for those seeking a slower-paced walk in Devon. As well as tranquillity and floral beauty, the gardens have an intriguing past, which you can learn all about in the Visitor’s Centre. An all-terrain mobility scooter is available for hire, making these Grade II listed gardens a Devon stroll for all to enjoy!
Premier Cottages has a variety of luxury cottages in Devon that will provide an excellent base for a walking holiday. And if you would like to bring the dog along to, take a look at our dog-friendly cottages in Devon.