5 best winter walks on the English Riviera

The English Riviera countryside has miles of coast paths, woodland and countryside paths to explore on a crisp winter's day. They can all be completed while Coleton Fishacre and Greenway are closed for the winter, as they take in the countryside surrounding them.

Two visitors walking the garden at Greenway in the winter, with the river in the backround

Galmpton to Greenway walk via Hook Bottom Lane

This walk from Galmpton to Greenway follows a permissive bridleway along quiet country lanes and through woodland, and is good for walkers, horse riders and cyclists alike.

The view of the sea from 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 view over the River Dart as seen from the Coombe Lane walk to Greenway

Galmpton to Greenway walk via Coombe Lane

A moderate 2.5 mile walk from Galmpton via Coombe Lane is perfect for walkers, cyclists and horse riders alike.

A National Trust ranger van parked at Man Sand beach
Walking trail

Coastal circular walk from Woodhuish 

A circular walk from Woodhuish Farm to Man Sands beach and back via the South West Coast Path takes in a wetland area perfect for bird watching. It's a great winter walk, taking in rugged coastline, a secluded beach and even a Victorian cider press.

A view of cows grazing on a hill with the River Dart and the village of Dittisham in the background

Galmpton to Greenway walk via Mill Lane

The walk to Greenway from Galmpton via Mill Lane takes in great views over the River Dart, and even goes along a beach foreshore. When the tide is in you may need to take off your socks and shoes to wade through the river for a short while, but when the tide is out it's a more straightforward walk.