Best trails in Paignton, Devon

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Explore the most popular trails near Paignton with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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Map of trails in Paignton, Devon
Top trails (3)
#1 - South West Coast Path: Paignton to Exmouth
Paignton, Devon, England
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Length: 21.6 mi • Est. 10 h 59 m
#2 - Broadsands, Coves and Brixham Fish Market
Paignton, Devon, England
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Length: 7.6 mi • Est. 3 h 2 m
This route runs along the English Riviera, South Devon’s beautiful bay, with its numerous coves and long sandy beach dotted with life-filled rock pools. There’s also a large area of parkland directly behind the beach. Access: The car park leads straight on to the long level promenade, access to the beach however is not easy, via steps with handrails. There are disabled toilet facilities Dogs are sadly banned during the summer season. However, there is a dog exercise area on the green behind the beach, but do note that your furry friend must be kept on a lead. The route takes you to the Brixham Fish Market, which is credited with being one of the birthplaces of trawling due to its strong fishing tradition dating back to the 14th century. In the 19th century it is said that Brixham had 270 sail operated decked trawlers employing over 1500 seamen making it “the largest fishery in England”. Nowadays, Brixham can claim to be England’s largest fish market by value of fish sold, which in 2017 was over £40,000,000. Usually, tours are offered, which are highly recommended if you are interested in learning and discovering more. The tour costs £20 and includes breakfast and a donation to the Fishermen’s Mission. Go to their website https://brixhamfishmarket.co.uk/ for more information. Show more
#3 - Roselands to Goodrington Loop
Paignton, Devon, England
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 42 m