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South Devon has some of Britain's finest walks, with hundreds of miles of ancient tracks and stunning coastal paths for you to enjoy. The area is world-famous for its dramatic 60-mile coastline with its breathtaking cliff-top views and fabulous coves and beaches. Dartmoor National Park is also a haven for walkers, with its rugged landscape and spectacular scenery. There are a fabulous selection of walks in the area, with a huge variety of opportunities to explore the coast, historic towns, stunning countryside and river valleys. Visit the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (SDAONB) website for a map and list of over 30 walks and trails in the area.

Walking from your cottage door

There are various walks you can do from the doorstep. We provide our guests with a detailed OS map (with footpaths shown). From Belsford, you can walk up the "green lane" footpath to the top of the hill, where you will see fabulous views across to Dartmoor. You can continue onto Totnes town, or you can go on a circular route back to the cottage via Harberton village pub!

Dartington Hall walks:

Dartington Hall is set in inspirationally beautiful grounds, and is a perfect place to explore: you can walk for free around the fabulous landscaped gardens, or you can follow public footpaths around the estate (see walk route on AA website).

Coastal and river walks (from the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty website):

  • Avon estuary walk - Downstream from Aveton Gifford, the river Avon winds through its beautiful and secluded valley to the sea. This fine walk traces its course, and you are rarely out of sight of the river, or its rich birdlife.

  • Bantham to Thurlestone - Take in the old haunts of Saxons and smugglers, lush coastline and glittering sea, then amble back through the green fields of South Devon.

  • Dartmouth Castle to Compass Cove - A 1½ mile circular walk taking you out beyond the mouth of the Dart to offer a taste of the glorious open coast.

  • Dartmouth to Greenway: The Dart Valley Trail - One of the area's truly great walks, this daylong ramble follows the wooded banks of the broad and beautiful river Dart, on a route crammed with gems and jewels of human and natural history

  • Dittisham to Totnes - A perfect, gentle day's journey, this walk links village to nestled, unspoilt village as it follows the silver ribbon of the River Dart through Devon's rolling hills.

  • East Portlemouth to Gara Rock - Step out along the coast path from the Salcombe Estuary to meet the wide open sea. Exhilarating scenery, and a wonderful way to get the wind in your sails.

  • Hope Cove to Bolberry Down - A walk of towering cliffs, endless coastal views, scenes and stories of shipwrecks, and the charm of Devon lanes winding between abundant hedgebanks with the beautiful, nestled fishing village of Hope Cove to start from and return to.

  • Little Dartmouth (and Dartmouth Castle) - 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 - 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.

  • Noss Mayo and Revelstoke Drive - 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.

  • Salcombe to Bolt Head - 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.

  • Slapton - 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 - Taking in the stunningly beautiful Blackpool Sands beach of this dramatic coastline.

  • Totnes Town Trail - 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.


Dartmoor National Park is also a beautiful place to go walking, whether you are looking to take a short family stroll, follow a woodland or reservoir trail, join a guided walk, or head off for a challenging hike over remote moorland. With over 730km of waymarked public rights of way and 47,000 hectares of open country set in dramatic, rugged landscape, there is something for everyone. Dartmoor is a great place for exploration because of its wealth of wildlife and its varied and beautiful landscape which includes: rugged, open moorland; steep sided river valleys; deciduous woodland forests; reservoirs; farmland; and picturesque villages and towns.

See the Dartmoor National Park Authority website for more details on walking on Dartmoor.

"Warhorse" filming locations:

Thanks to the release of Spielberg's "Warhorse" film, Dartmoor is now a must-see holiday destination. Many weeks were spent filming on Dartmoor, with locations including Haytor, Combestone Tor, Venford Reservoir, Meavy and Sheepstor, with the Hollywood director praising the beauty of Dartmoor, saying "I have never before, in my long and eclectic career, been gifted with such an abundance of natural beauty as I experienced filming War Horse on Dartmoor." Visit the Dartmoor National Park Authority website for precise filming locations and photographs.







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