WALKS & CYCLE ROUTES
exe Estuary trail
A 26 mile, mainly flat cycle route and walkway which runs around the entire Exe Estuary linking Exmouth, Exeter and Dawlish, with fantastic views along the River Exe.
The predominantly off-road route provides an exciting opportunity for people to experience cycling or walking around the Exe Estuary, appreciating the wildlife and passing through some beautiful riverside towns and villages steeped in maritime history.
The ancient beauty of the Tarr Steps are well worth a visit if you have made it to Exmoor National Park. The circular route leads you along the river Barle, through woodland and picnic pastures, finally ending where you began at the clapper bridge”, the longest and oldest of its kind in Great Britain. For walkers wanting a more challenging walk, link this route with another. 2miles Easy. Afterwards why not enjoy a cold drink or lunch at the Tarr Farm Inn overlooking the bridge.
hound tor, dartmoor
Steeped in history this moderate route takes you to some of Dartmoors most famous Tors: Saddle, Haytor, Howell & finally Hound Tor. Pack a picnic for the most scenic lunch amongst the heather or sheltered beneath a tor.
The Rugglestone Inn in Widecombe-in-the-moor is just a stones throw for those wanting to warm up by an open fire after a blustery walk.
the tarka trail, barnstable
Inspired by Henry Williamson’s much loved novel ‘Tarka the Otter’ this 163 miles route follows Tarka’s journeys, in a figure of eight, through the North Devon's UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
The Trail takes you through ever-changing scenery described in the book, including tranquil countryside, wooded river valleys, rugged moorland and dramatic coast and is a wonderful and sustainable way to explore this area.
wistmans wood, dartmoor
Wistman’s Wood is an easy walk on a waymarked path in the middle of Dartmoor National Park. Creep beneath the trees’ lichen-covered boughs in a woodland that has remained unspoilt for hundreds of years. 2.8miles Easy/Moderate. Whilst your there, don't miss out on a jar at the Warren House Inn, a traditional inn with oak beams & log fires
east devon way
This 38 mile path takes you from Exmouth in the west to Lyme Regis in the east, and follows footpaths, bridleways and stretches of quiet lanes. The route passes through the heart of the East Devon, an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), linking to the South West Coast Path, the beautiful Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site and the Exe Estuary. You can pick up short sections of the trail from a number of easily accessible points. 38 miles Easy/Moderate