Devon winter walks, without wellies

Bracing winter walks on a cold morning are a wonderful way to start the day. Whether along the coastline or through the valleys, woodlands and fields, Devon has some truly beautiful winter walks. We've picked our favourite short walks that follow easy access paths, tarmac or gravel. Perfect whatever the weather, welly boots are optional.

The stream that runs the waterwheel for Manor Mill

Branscombe village walk

A short circular walk around the historic, beautiful village of Branscombe in Devon

There are stunning views across to Sidmouth from many sections of this accessible walk

Accessible walk: Salcombe Hill

Whether you have boots or paws, two wheels or four, this easily accessible short walk opens the South West Coast Path to everybody.

Front Park gate, Killerton

Killerton garden winter walk

Explore the garden at Killerton in winter to see such gems as the Tibetan Cherry Tree and the carpets of cyclamen.

The Day Mark, a navigational aid for ships near Froward Point
Walking trail

Froward Point walk 

A walk from Brownstone to Froward Point and back via the South West Coast Path boasts great views, interesting history and the chance to spot seals.

The dramatic rocks and cliffs at Ayrmer Cove
Walking trail

Short walk around Ayrmer Cove 

Follow this gentle 1 mile walk along farmland with impressive views of Bigbury and Burgh Island (made famous by Agatha Christie's 'Then there were none'). This linear route finishes just above Ayrmer Cove and a well placed bench to stop and rest.

View from the Bolberry Down accessible walk

Amble on the Down

Take in the views over this beautiful corner of South Devon, from sweeping vistas out to sea to rolling hills inland.

A close up of a seal on its side in the sand

Baggy Point easy access walk

An easy walk that's great for families, taking you along the west side of Baggy Point, with far-reaching coastal and sea views.

Visitors at Heddon's Mouth

Gentle walk to Heddon's Mouth

Follow this easy National Trust trail alongside the banks of the River Heddon and explore the area where it meets the sea.

Visitors on the beach at Woolacombe, Devon

Woolacombe Warren and beach walk

Explore the sand dunes and wander alongside Woolacombe's wide, sandy bay.