Where to Walk and Ride in Devon

South West Coast Path

Trail includes coast and / or estuary walkingTrail includes especially notable viewpointsTrail is mostly waymarked and signpostedTrail has parallel bus and / or train routes to allow for short lengths to be walkedTrail information includes dedicated accommodation list

Total length of over 600 miles between Minehead and Poole; Devon sections are 90 miles north Devon and 115 miles south Devon; comprehensively waymarked.

Passes through numerous towns including (north Devon) Lynmouth, Lynton, Ilfracombe, Barnstaple, Bideford; (south Devon) Plymouth, Salcombe, Dartmouth, Brixham, Paignton, Torquay, Teignmouth, Dawlish, Exmouth, Sidmouth, Seaton.

Nationally renowned coastal landscapes; cliffs,sandy bays, wooded estuaries, historic harbours. Walking varies between easy and strenuous, depending on location.

Coincides with the Tarka Trail for part of its route in north Devon; links with the West Devon Way, Two Moors Way, Erme-Plym Trail, Dart Valley Trail, Templer Way, Exe Valley Way and East Devon Way.

Train access to Plymouth, Paignton, Torquay, Teignmouth, and Dawlish; via branch line to Exmouth from Exeter and via Tarka Line to Barnstaple from Exeter; buses serve most of the towns and villages and on many stretches run parallel to the Coast Path.

Website: South West Coast Path

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Trail includes moorland walkingTrail includes moorland walkingTrail includes coast and / or estuary walkingTrail includes coast and / or estuary walking
Trail includes especially notable viewpointsTrail includes especially notable viewpointsTrail is mostly waymarked and signpostedTrail is mostly waymarked and signposted
Trail has parallel bus and / or train routes to allow for short lengths to be walkedTrail has parallel bus and / or train routes to allow for short lengths to be walked Trail information includes dedicated accommodation listTrail information includes dedicated accommodation list