Walks & trails

There are over 40 walks across South Devon AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) to download here for free. They range in length from 2 to 12 miles and include a map, details of facilities and access as well as information on wildlife, archaeology and history.

Walks are listed alphabetically below and on our interactive map

East Portlemouth and East Prawle: Cycling route (01/08/12)

Distance: 12 miles
Grade: Moderate to Strenuous

Cultural Trail: Trade & Settlement. This cycling route is part of a series of themed trails to help you learn more about the landscape around you. Other trail themes include - Coast & Conflict; Man & the Landscape; Colourful Landscape.

East Portlemouth and East Prawle: Horse riding route (01/08/12)

Distance: 12 miles
Grade: Moderate to Strenuous

Culturall Trail: Trade & Settlement. This horse riding route is part of a series of themed trails to help you learn more about the landscape around you. Other trail themes include - Coast & Conflict; Man & the Landscape; Colourful Landscape.

East Portlemouth to Gara Rock (10/08/12)

Distance: 3.75 miles
Grade: Moderate

Step out along the coast path, from the Salcombe Estuary and out to meet the wide open sea. Exhilarating scenery, and a wonderful way to get the wind in your sails.

East Prawle and Prawle Point (10/08/12)

Distance: 3.5 miles
Grade: Strenuous

A wonderful walk taking in spectacular coastal scenery and ancient green lanes, in one of the richest spots in Devon for plants and wildlife.

East Prawle and Prawle Point: Colourful Landscapes (01/08/12)

Distance: 3.5 miles
Grade: Strenuous

Cultural Trail: Colourful Landscapes. This walk is part of a series of themed trails to help you learn more about the landscape around you. Other trail themes include: Coast & Conflict; Trade & Settlement; Man & the Landscape.

Greenway Walk (10/08/12)

Distance: 6.5 miles
Grade: Moderate

Experience breathtaking views of the spectacular Tor Bay, discover ruins, follow in ancient footsteps along historic trackways, through rural villages and countryside to the beautiful River Dart estuary and visit the National Trust's Greenway.

Hope Cove to Bolberry Down (10/08/12)

Distance: 5 miles
Grade: Moderate

A walk of towering cliffs, endless coastal views, scenes and stories of shipwrecks, and the charm of Devon lanes winding between abundant hedgebanks - with the beautiful, nestled fishing village of Hope Cove to start from and return to.

Kingsbridge to Bowcombe Creek (21/08/12)

Distance: 2.75 miles (Extended walk to Bowcombe Bridge +1 mile)
Grade: Moderate

A delightful route following creeks and green lanes steeped in the trade and travel of past times. Melting views of the boat-bobbing estuary and charming South Hams countryside, and a host of waterfowl and wading birds into the bargain.

Kingsbridge to West Alvington Woods (10/08/12)

Distance: 2 miles
Grade: Easy

Stroll out of Kingsbridge for a tranquil dawdle through parkland meadow and dappled woodland, just a hop, skip and a jump from the town - an unexpected delight.

Kingsbridge Town Trail (10/08/12)

Distance: 1 mile
Grade: Easy

A 1.5 hour easy walk around the town of Kingsbridge. Add at least an extra hour if you wish to explore the museum, churches and pubs.

Kingston (10/08/12)

Distance: 6 miles
Grade: Strenuous

A hugely rewarding coast and estuary walk with peerless views from some of the most dramatic cliffs in the area. It ends with a huge vista of South Devon, and the welcoming sight of Kingston village snuggled amongst the fields.

Kingswear to Froward Point (10/08/12)

Distance: 5 miles
Grade: Moderate to Strenuous

Castles and cliffs, seals and skylarks, on a coastal circular walk rich in views, history and natural abundance.

Little Dartmouth (10/08/12)

Distance: 3.5 miles
Grade: Moderate

Small but perfectly formed, this satisfying circuit is full of character and interest, offering glorious views from the cliffs, the tang of the sea close up on the rocky shore, the rich history of the castle and the beautiful River Dart.

Loddiswell and the Middle Avon Valley (10/08/12)

Distance: 3.5 miles
Grade: Easy to Moderate

A beautiful leafy walk following the amber waters of the River Avon through classic English woodland, starting and finishing in the tranquil village of Loddiswell.

Modbury (10/08/12)

Distance: 2.75 miles
Grade: Moderate

The handsome and friendly market town of Modbury hosts a great little walk offering wide open views across South Devon, the rich life of Devon hedgerows, and echoes through history from the English Civil War.