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

Kingswear to Froward Point (19/11/19)

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.

Kingswear to Greenway (12/12/19)

Distance: 4.5 miles
Grade: Moderate

A lovely linear walk up the Dart estuary. Through woodland, farm fields and the Greenway Estate, with alternative return routes by water, on foot or by steam!

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.

Ringmore and Bigbury (19/11/19)

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 (19/11/19)

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 (19/11/19)

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!

Start Point and Great Mattiscombe Sands (12/12/19)

Distance: 2.2 miles
Grade: Moderate

Lighthouses, stories of shipwrecks, stunning scenery and a resident grey seal colony, followed by amazing rock formations on Mattiscombe Sands.

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 (19/11/19)

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.