As the Highway Authority for Devon, the County Council is responsible for 3,200 miles (4,960km) of public rights of way.
To find out more about where to Walk, Ride and Cycle in Devon please select My Local Paths. This will take you to a map where you can obtain information on any path in the County . You can zoom in and out at various scales by following the instructions displayed underneath the map and by using the Legend and Layer buttons you can see all Public Rights of Way - Cycleways, - Access Land and the Dartmoor Commons - and DEFRA Stewardship sites with public access.
You can also find out if there are any stiles, gates or bridges on the paths and how steep or level a route is.
- Devon Countryside Access Forum Newsletter April 2013 (719KB - pdf help)
- Tamar Valley - Devon Great Consols. Around 15 miles / 25km of new trails have been recently created in the Tamar Valley as part of the Mining Heritage Project. The trails include routes along old mineral tramways and railways where you can learn about the mining history and enjoy stunning landscapes.
- Devon County Council pledges £3 million to repair Grand Western Canal
- Paths for Communities (P4C) is a funding scheme set up to develop and enhance the network of Public Rights of Way (PROW) in England in order to deliver benefits to rural areas. Local community partnerships are eligible to bid to Natural England for funds. The aim of P4C is to encourage and support local communities to work with land owners to make improvements to the network of Public Rights of Way. View P4C Promotional Leaflet (944KB - pdf help) and 6 Steps to P4C (20KB - pdf help)
- British Horse Society Code of Conduct for Horse Riders and Cyclists (556KB - pdf help)
- Countryside Code 2012
- Ploughing and cropping guidance chart for landowners (5KB - pdf help).
- Get Naturally Active this summer - with over 100 day walks available to download and print off
- Diamond Jubilee Way, Dartmouth
- Bude Canal Trails - explore the historic Bude Canal and scenic Tamar Lakes on foot
- Explore Exmouth - 8 circular walks in the Exmouth and Lympstone area available to download and print off (2.48MB - pdf help)
- Explore Braunton
- Horse riding in the Blackdown Hills - circular routes
- Walking for Health Programme - Find out more about walks in your area.
- Walk4Life is a free walking website created by Walk England, encouraging people to improve their health by walking more often. To find out more, and to find a walk near you, see our Walk4Life webpage.
Find out more
- Where to Walk and Ride in Devon
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Easily Accessible Paths
- Adopt a Path Scheme
- Parish Paths Partnership Scheme
- Definitive Map Review
- Informal Consultations
- Useful Forms/Guidelines
- Devon Countryside Access Forum
- Exe Estuary Trail (Cycle/Walkway)
- Rights of Way Improvement Plan 2005
- Schedule 14 Applications
- Temporary closures
- Highways Act 1980 Section 31 (6)
- Ruby Riders
Also on devon.gov.uk
Other Web Sites
Public Rights of Way
Devon County Council
0845 155 1004