South Hams


Group name: South Hams

This group is a part of Devon Area.

Our activities include:
Short and easy walks

WHERE ARE OUR WALKS? Well for the time being our walks programme is on hold, even for small group gatherings. The walks list will reappear on the column to the right of this text once our led walks are recommenced.


A friendly and sociable group enjoying extensive access to three very different type of scenery and terrain. The coastal paths of South Devon with Salcombe at its southerly tip, the Dartmoor National Park just to the north and the glorious South Hams countryside in between.

With three walks each week we have walks to suit most abilities. If you are local and have never walked before try us and you will find a true rambler welcome. This is an all-year-round premier tourist area and therefore national and international walkers visiting here are welcome too.

We walk each Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Starting at 10.30, walks vary in length from 7 to 10 miles (take a packed lunch) plus there is a programme of shorter walks from 4 miles. We also have a varied social calendar with events such as walking holidays (HF) or similiar, summer BBQ, quiz night and a spring picnic get-to-gether.

Our next few walks are listed on the right hand side of this page (in the blue column). Click a walk to see full details and the start grid reference. Click the More walks link at the bottom of that column to see our full progamme.

Coastal Paths

South Hams Group

We enjoy some of the best walks along the South West Coast Path. From Noss Mayo in the west around to Dartmouth in the east. Above looking eastward to Start Point lighthouse after passing East Prawle. Below looking westward to Salcombe with Bolt Head in the distance.

Dartmoor National Park

The wilderness of Dartmoor is so different it is like stepping into another country. There are few limits and it is wild enough for the army to train on, but you can easily steer clear of those areas.

dartmoor high over the dart river valley

Our countryside

Deep green valleys between soft rounded hills, rivers extending from springs on Dartmoor National Park all the way to our estuaries and coast, and native hardwood forests are what make much of our countryside an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Five glorious estuaries

Five beautiful estuaries punctuate our South Hams. The Yealm at Noss Mayo, the Erme (above) at Mothecombe, the Avon from Bantham up to Aveton Gifford, the Kingsbridge & Salcombe estuary (below) which in fact is a ria and the Dart from Dartmouth up to Totnes the heart town of the South Hams.

Kingsbridge and Salcombe estuary