Devon walking routes

Find walks in Devon. From long and short, easy to challenging, there are walks for everyone

Walking in Devon is an absolute joy, which is why it is such a popular destination for walking holidays. The county is known for its diverse landscapes, picturesque countryside, and charming coastal areas. Whether you're an avid hiker or just looking for a leisurely stroll, Devon offers a variety of walking routes to suit all preferences.

As always, remember to check our walking guides, maps, and weather conditions before setting out on your walk. Whether you prefer coastal paths, moorland hikes, or riverside strolls, Devon has something to offer for every walking enthusiast.

Leisurely routes: Walks for reasonably fit people with at least a little country walking experience. May include unsurfaced rural paths. Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are recommended.

South West Coast Path

Devon boasts a stunning coastline, and the South West Coast Path provides breathtaking views of the sea. You can choose sections of the path for shorter walks or embark on a longer trek. The stretch from Exmouth to Lyme Regis offers particularly scenic views.


Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor is a vast and rugged national park known for its granite tors, open moorland, and ancient history. There are numerous walking trails suitable for all levels of fitness. Popular routes include walks to Haytor Rocks, Wistman's Wood, and the Teign Gorge.

Moderate routes: Walks for people with country walking experience and a good level of fitness. May include hills and rough country. Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are essential.

Exmoor National Park

Located in North Devon and Somerset, Exmoor National Park is known for its heather-covered moorland and deep wooded valleys. Walks in Exmoor can take you through picturesque villages, along the coastline, and up to the high cliffs for panoramic views.


Devon Weather 

Devon experiences a maritime climate influenced by its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean. The weather can be quite changeable, with mild temperatures throughout the year and It's important to note that conditions can vary across different parts of Devon due to its diverse landscapes, with coastal areas often experiencing milder conditions than inland or elevated areas. Before planning any outdoor activities or walks, it's advisable to check the local weather forecast for the specific region you'll be visiting. 

Strenuous routes: Walks for experienced country walkers with an above average fitness level. May include hills and rough country. Walking boots and warm waterproof clothing are essential.

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