Walking around Devon

With some of the most stunning scenery in Britain, it is easy to see why so many people come to Devon just to put their boots on and get out their walking. The nature that is abundant on every walk makes the whole experience much more fantastic.


Eggesford Forest (FC) offers extensive woodland paths and  cycle trails - ask for a free leaflet at a Tourist Information Centre, on arrival.

Arlington Estate (NT), from OS grid ref: SS 610 384, woodland paths: wild flowers in abundance, red deer.

Tarka Trail (180 miles long figure-of-8 path based on Barnstaple).

Exmoor (NP): The Doone Valley from Malmesmead car park, OS grid ref: 792 478.
Exmoor Walks can arrange for a professional guide to lead your group on a tailor-made Exmoor walk.
West Country Walks will provide some good suggestions – or you may commission them to organise a special walk just for you.


South West Coast Path: a continuous path (unbroken) along the whole of North Devon's 80 mile coastline. Visit one of North Devon's Tourist Information Centres on arrival to buy an Ordnance Survey Map, a walks book or leaflet, or get some free advice. Ask which map is suitable.

Great Hangman and Little Hangman
Combe Martin, North Devon EX34 - England, UK
The 35 mile stretch of the South West Peninsula Coast Path between Minehead and Combe Martin is largely dominated by the hogsback cliffs which make up the coastline of the Exmoor National Park. The highest is Great Hangman just to the east of Combe Martin. This hill with neighbouring Little Hangman are among the highest sea cliffs in England and are a dramatic sight, especially if viewed from out at sea. In the spring and early summer, masses of seabirds can be viewed along this section of coast.
First time in the area? –

Heddons Mouth (NT)) from Hunters Inn, OS grid ref: SS 655 483; or

Baggy Point (NT) from OS grid ref: SS 432 397; or

Peppercombe (NT) from OS grid ref: SS 384 232.

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