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A coastline of dramatic cliffs, open farmland and sandy coves

Grab your walking boots and discover a spectacular stretch of coast made up of secluded sandy beaches and majestic ragged cliffs which have claimed countless ships over the centuries.

Go on an adventure and discover all the secrets of the Salcombe estuary with our new canoe map-guide. Explore hidden coves, shipwrecks and shore teeming with wildlife-all without ever having to leave your canoe.

At Bolberry Down the open access pathway makes it easy for people of all ages to get a taste of the south Devon coast. From Bolberry you can walk to the Iron Age fort at Bolt Tail or follow the coast path to the sleepy villages at Hope Cove. Wander by the charming thatched cottages before heading down to the nearby sheltered beaches.

Paddle the Salcombe estuary

As seen on the BBC's Countryfile, you can now explore the beautiful Salcombe estuary with our new canoe map.

Drop in

A welcome sight for weary feet © John Parker/National Trust

Tired feet and thirsty? The walkers' hut is the brilliant idea of the Shelks at the East Soar Outdoor Experience. Drop in and make yourself a tea or coffee and help yourself to a slice of cake. After you've relaxed and washed up, put some money in the honesty box.

Dogs welcome

Plenty of seating in the converted barn © John Parker/National Trust

The walkers' hut welcomes dogs on leads. There are plenty of water bowls and space for them to rest their weary paws.

Great for children

Play area and farm animals to enjoy while Mum and Dad have a cuppa © John Parker/National Trust

Once the chocolate cake has been devoured, there is plenty for children to do - a mini assault course and slide - and animals to see.

East Soar Experience

Welcome to East Soar Outdoor Experience

Our NT tenant at Marlborough near Salcombe runs the East Soar Outdoor Experience. They provide outdoor educational opportunities for children with additional educational needs. They also provide a catered camping service, a camping barn, a holiday cottage and a Walkers' Hut open for refreshments.

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BBC Radio Devon walk

Ranger walk for BBC Radio Devon from East Soar to Overbeck’s

Our rangers recently led a walk from East Soar to Overbeck's which was broadcast on BBC Radio Devon. This series of spring walks aims to promote the excellent walking trails the county has to offer. 

More to explore

Discover more amazing countryside, stunning views and places to explore. The South Devon page showcases a wide variety of activities you can do at our sites with a downloadable map.