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Coastal and woodland walks with superb views over the estuary and sea

  • A captivating and rugged stretch of coastline with cliffs, beaches and traditional Devon farmland
  • Long Wood is an ancient oak woodland along the River Dart, with amazing views towards the village of Dittisham
  • Look out for the nationally rare cirl bunting and peregrine falcons and dark green fritillary butterflies along the rugged cliff-tops of Froward Point to Scabbacombe. You may also catch a glimpse of adders and common lizards
  • There is a great spot for birdwatching at the Manslands wetland area
  • At Woodhuish see the recently renovated 19th-century cider press, where there is also an organic farm with traditional breeds, such as North Devon cattle and Hebridean sheep 

Coastal Festival

Celebrate the English Riviera coast this year with the Coastal Festival. 300 miles of coast in the South West to explore, over 200 events, £1million to raise (in order to care for the coast for just one year) and lots of ways to get involved.


The Big Beach Picnic

Join us for the Big Beach Picnic on the 4 July at a beach near you

Join us for the Big Beach Picnic on the 4 July at a beach near you

Saturday 4 July, 12-3pm

Celebrate our stunning coast line by joining the rangers for our Big Beach Picnic on Paignton Green. Come and get involved with some 50 things, including jumping through waves and making wild art, as well as sand castle competitions and face painting; all you need to do is bring a picnic and rock up.


Green infrastructure

We're working with partners including Natural England, Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust, Teignbridge, South Hams and Torbay Councils and South Hams AONB to deliver green infrastructure strategies.

Where to park?

There are so many great places to explore in the area, and a number of National Trust car parks to use as your base. Find out where our car parks are located, and what's near to them.

Keep up to date

Learn about our news, events and special offers on Facebook and Twitter

'Liking' us on Facebook and 'following' us on Twitter are great ways to find out what's happening in the countryside. The rangers regularly post pictures and updates about wildlife and more.