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

Noss Mayo and Revelstoke Drive (10/08/12)

Distance: 4.5 miles
Grade: Easy

The many faces of maritme South Devon in one walk; wild open sea and rugged coast, sheltered estuary, wooded riverbanks, and the waterfront village of Noss Mayo with its chocolate box charm.

Prawle to Lannacombe (10/08/12)

Distance: 5 miles
Grade: Moderate

Blessed with sandy coves, rocky shores, craggy cliffs, a blue sea, lush vegetation and tremendous wildlife, this walk takes you as close to paradise as makes no difference.

Ringmore and Bigbury (10/08/12)

Distance: 3.75 miles
Grade: Moderate to Strenuous

A walk that’s relaxing and bracing. Beaches with a lovely lazy feel, refreshing open clifftops, the timelessly delightful village of Ringmore tucked away, and enough ‘up-and-down’ to get the circulation going.

Salcombe to Bolt Head (10/08/12)

Distance: 2.75 - 3.25 miles
Grade: Moderate

Passing through an enchanted landscape of rocky spires and jumbled pinnacles, with inspiring views in all directions, this is a coastal walk guaranteed to lift the spirits.

Salcombe to Snapes Point (10/08/12)

Distance: 4.5 miles (Shorter route 2.75 miles)
Grade: Moderate

This lovely tranquil mosey winds around sleepy creeks and fingers of land nosing out into the lapping waters, with brilliant and surprising views to keep your senses sharp.

Slapton (10/08/12)

Distance: 2.75 - 3.25 miles
Grade: Easy to Moderate

Like a satisfying meal, this walk has the shingle sweep of the beach to start, a main course of all the wildlife you could wish for on a National Nature Reserve, and the sweet and characterful village of Slapton for dessert. Perfect!

Stoke Fleming to Strete: Trade and Settlement (10/08/12)

Distance: 4.5 miles
Grade: Difficult

Cultural Trail: Trade & Settlement. 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; Man & the Landscape; Colourful Landscape.

The River Erme: Ivybridge to Ermington (10/08/12)

Distance: 7.5 miles
Grade: Moderate

A lovely wander following the valley of the River Erme, in an area where the wild beauty of the moor and the mellow delights of rolling South Devon meet and merge.

Torcross (10/08/12)

Distance: 2.5 miles
Grade: Moderate

A gentle walk through a sumptuous landscape: the graceful form of Start Bay curling away to the north and south, freshwater lagoons, meadows, woodland, and peaceful Devon lanes meandering between blossoming banks

Torcross and Stokenham: Man and the Landscape (10/08/12)

Distance: 6 miles
Grade: Moderate

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

Totnes and Dartington (10/08/12)

Distance: 6 miles
Grade: Moderate

On this walk of fabulous country scenery, the river Dart is the lovely thread which connects Totnes and the Dartington Estate, both places with a fascinating past and vibrant present.

Totnes Town Trail (10/08/12)

Distance: 1 mile
Grade: Gentle to Moderate

A walk through Totnes' narrow streets to discover a town crammed full of history. This walk can be extended by following the River Dart to nearby Dartington along the riverside path.

Wembury and Bovisand (10/08/12)

Distance: 8 miles
Grade: Moderate

An atmospheric walk full of marine life and maritime history. The long reaches of blue sea give way to green fields and dells on the pleasant inland roll home.

Wembury to Plymouth: Coast in Conflict (10/08/12)

Distance: 12 miles
Grade: Strenuous

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

Woodhuish and Mansands (10/08/12)

Distance: 3.5 miles
Grade: Moderate to Strenuous

Beautiful beaches, the silvery sea, and the curves, cliffs and coves of a superb stretch of the coast.