Walks & trails

There are over 50 walks across South Devon AONB  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.

These 19  walks devised with the assistance of The South West Coast Path Association,   are listed withn one section. There is the option of downloading the map with walk route, directions and a brief description onto a smart phone for ease of navigation, or downloading the pdf with additional information.

These new walking routes were made possible thanks to support from the South Devon Coastal Local Action Group and funding from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas LEADER programme.

Walks are listed alphabetically below and on our interactive map

Explore South Devon: Torcross (09/01/20)

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

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.

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.

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.

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.