Best trails in Devon, England

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Trying to find the best Devon trails? AllTrails has 277 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Yelverton, Newton Abbot or Exeter, we've got you covered. Ready for some activity? There are 160 moderate trails in Devon ranging from 1.3 to 104.2 miles and from 0 to 1,935 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Devon, England
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#1 - Otterton Circular
East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 2 h 40 m
A lovely circular walk along the Otter River, the coastal path, Ladram Bay, High Peak and Otterton Mill.Show more
#2 - South West Coast Path: Paignton to Exmouth
Paignton, Devon, England
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Length: 21.6 mi • Est. 10 h 59 m
#3 - Hunter's and Fisherman's Path to Castle Drogo
Dartmoor National Park
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 25 m
Beautiful views, and shaded woodland walks. Exciting for children with plenty to do in the water if your brave enough to enter the pristine but coldish water.Show more
#4 - East Devon Way
East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 38.1 mi • Est. Multi-day
Really well marked route - Vast majority off-road - Varied landscapes - Show more
#5 - South West Coast Path: Exmouth to Sidmouth
Exmouth, Devon, England
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Length: 22.5 mi • Est. 11 h 42 m
#6 - Croyde and Putsborough Circular
North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 2 h 29 m
A circular coastal walk starting in the surfing paradise of Croyde Bay on the North Devon coast. The beginning of the walk is relatively level and follows along the coastal path to the headland at Baggy Point. From here there are some steep inclines, one with steps, to gain the top of the headland. Wonderful views of the Severn Estuary and the rugged coastline can be had all the way along the coastal path. On a clear day the island of Lundy can be clearly seen. From here there is a steady downhill walk to the sandy beach at Putsborough Sands. There are a couple of opportunities to cut the walk short, if you so wish, by taking one of the footpaths back to Croyde and missing out the excursion to Putsborough. The final stretch is back up to the hills above the bay and follows the footpath through fields, mainly set aside for the grazing of sheep, back to Croyde Bay. There is a lovely beach at Croyde for you to enjoy after the walk, but dog owners be aware that your canine charges are not allowed on Croyde beach during the main holiday season at any time of day. Dogs are allowed amongst the dunes behind though. The village of Croyde has many great places to eat both lunch and dinner, it also has some great surfing shops and clothing boutiques. Later in the holiday season, some great bargains can be had from these shops. Croyde Bay is famous amongst the surfing set and it easy to see why. There is a gently sloping beach with soft sands, behind the beach there are acres of high dunes. When the tide is out the beach becomes one enormous playground and the waves coming in are perfect for surfboarding, being some of the largest in the area. The walk includes several steady gradients throughout and there are a couple of steep sections. Some stretches of the path are uneven underfoot, some have steep cliff drops to the sides (so take care with children and dogs) and some sections (particularly one farm track) can be very muddy after periods of rain. There is one stretch of road walking without a pavement, so take care of traffic here. You will be sharing several of the fields with sheep or other livestock. You will need to negotiate several gates and steps plus 8 stiles (two low, single-step stiles and some fence stiles). Allow 3 hours. Show more
#7 - Okehampton to Sticklepath
Dartmoor National Park
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Length: 22.7 mi • Est. 11 h 8 m
Enjoy this 36km trail starting from Okehampton and taking you through Sticklepath. This route is fairly difficult but totally worth the adventure! It's ideal for walking, running and mountain biking. Enjoy the amazing views from the hills, the diverse wildlife and everything nature has to offer.Show more
#8 - Castle Drogo and Cod Wood CIrcular
Dartmoor National Park
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Length: 8.6 mi • Est. 4 h 43 m
Castle Drogo to View of the Valley via Fingle Bridge is a great ride for a family. The views at this walk are stupendous and breathtaking. There is many activities do, and kids are very welcome to visit all the builds. There are few points of facilities along this ride. The mix of the terrain is gorgeous for a challenge or games, including family and friends. The dog walkers can have their pets on this walk but have to keep them on lashes. Small rivers and tyne flowers give a different charm to this ride.Take 3 hours to finish.Show more
#9 - Bolt Head to South Sands
Kingsbridge, Devon, England
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Length: 5.4 mi • Est. 2 h 51 m
This loop takes in a glorious stretch of the Devon coast and is a great half day walk at any time of the year. Parking is easy along the road near Bolt Head airfield. Only attempt to park at South Sands, Salcombe if it is low season. Show more
#10 - Wistman's Wood
Dartmoor National Park
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 26 m
Small car park is at the opposite side of road to Two Bridge hotel. Follow the path, with the stone wall on your left, pass the cottage (friendly barking dogs) and continue straight on with the river in sight on your left. There might be cows and sheep, keep dogs on leads if needed. Walk towards the woods, which can be seen in the distance. Littaford Tor will be on the right. The path bifurcates before reaching the woods: the left path takes you through the woods (beautiful old trees, boulders covered in moss) and the right path goes around the woods (woods will be on your right). Leaving the woods, follow the path towards a group of trees, which were once, probably, part of the old forest; with this group of trees on your left (and Longaford Tor on your right in the distance) head left towards the stoned wall and the river. This area is likely to be boggy in the winter. Just before you get to the small dam, cross the stoned wall, next to a tall standing wooden pole. Caution will be required post heavy. Follow the leat/canal through the moors - sheeps, lambs and cows might be grazing here. Continue to follow the leat/canal and walk past past the forest. Continue until you reach Beardown Farm. Turn left (signposts) and head towards the farm. Follow the track with the farm on your left, cross a metal gate (path is signposted) and follow the path down until you reach an old bridge. There is a signpost, take the left and into the woods. Continue walking with the river on your left, pass the stiles (last one before the main road is not dog friendly) until you reach the B3357. Turn left, walk along the main road for a couple of minutes, heading towards the Two Bridge Hotel. The car park and end of walk will be on your left.Show more
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