If there is one thing that Devon provides in abundance, is that of rolling hills, dense woodlands and vast landscapes. This makes it the perfect destination for walkers seeking their next adventure. The article below outlines some of the places we think are just perfect for ramblers.
Saunton Sands, Baggy Point and Woolacombe
If being by the sea is what you are after for your trip to Devon then you are in luck. North Devon boasts some excellent long beaches that are perfect for a walk especially if you are wanting to bring your doggy companion as these are dog-friendly beaches all year round.
Heddon Valley provides you with the best of everything, from ancient woodland to coastal views. If you are after a walk with varied scenery this is one to consider. There are lots of different routes to take at Heddon Valley but if you are one to enjoy a circular route then Heddon’s Mouth circular route is a great choice.
If you are planning your next trip to North Devon and have not found anywhere to stay be sure to take a look at the fantastic accommodation we have on offer here at Devon Farm Holidays in North Devon.
Lydford Gorge provides something for everyone of all abilities. If you are a bit of a daredevil and seeking your next adventure, then walking to the Devils Cauldron is a must with its gushing waterfall. If you are after a more relaxed walk then there are a couple of other routes including a tramper trail.
If you are a true rambler you will be itching to get out onto the rugged countryside of Dartmoor. We are here to ease that itch with the well-known Hound Tor and if you are a fan of history and medieval settlements, then this walk is just perfect for you. Near the summit of the Hound Tor there are the ruins of a medieval settlement, which rumour has it, ghosts live in!
Here at Devon Farm Holidays, we have lots of excellent accommodation around Dartmoor. Keen walkers who want to explore lots of Dartmoor will find somewhere they can rest their feet in the evening.
This walk holds outstanding beauty, from gushing rivers, ancient woods to the crashing of the sea against the rocks. If you want a walk that encompasses a bit of everything Devon has on offer, then you need to go to Watersmeet. Its circular route starts in the town, soon climbing the cliffs of the coast before descending into woodland and reaching the point where the rivers meet.
This beautiful walk shows the rugged beauty that is Exmoor, following the river Barle through the moorland. A perfect destination for a hot summer’s day as there are plenty of spots to stop off for a dip.
Exmoor is a great place to stay and we have lots of idyllic accommodation that might take your fancy.
South Devon/ English Riviera
With 880 acres of woodland, rolling hills and flowing rivers, Dartington makes a brilliant stop for ramblers of all abilities. An added bonus of these walks is that if you are interested in Dartington’s history you could take a quick pit stop to view the Hall itself and perhaps stop off for a cream tea!
Salcombe to Hope Cove
Salcombe is renowned for its outstanding beauty and clear seas and what better way to see them than from the headlands. Either headland provides a lovely walk, or if you are feeling more adventurous you can catch a ferry from Salcombe and walk directly up the valley at Mill Bay.
South Devon is a fantastic location to book your next holiday and here at Devon Farm Holidays we have some beautiful accommodation spots so be sure to take a look.
Branscombe to Beer
This picturesque walk provides you with breathtaking views of the Jurassic Coast. Starting in the village of Branscombe the walk includes some history of the village, taking you past the old forge, bakery and manor mill.
Newton Poppleford & River Otter Circular
This pretty walk starts in the Woodbury Castle car park taking you through to Woodbury village before meeting the beautiful River Otter for a quick cool off.
There are lots of charming places to stay in East Devon, many of which Devon Farm Holidays has on offer, so take a look and perhaps book your next trip to Devon.
Exeter/Heart of Devon
Killerton House is a stunning 1778 National Trust house that boasts some exquisite gardens and grounds for walking. Whether you want a little stroll around the gardens followed by a lovely cup of tea or a longer walk around the grounds, Killerton House has it all.
Another fantastic location if you are interested in history. Castle Drogo is steeped in history and is truly a magnificent sight. As well as the castle itself, it hosts extensive grounds for fantastic walking, including that of the Teign Gorge walk.
Exeter and the surrounding areas make for a perfect trip away with lots of activities on offer. Be sure to take a look at the accommodation we have on offer to see if we could help secure your next holiday trip.