Winter walks around the English Riviera

Winter is a great time to take a walk in the English Riviera. It's a quieter time of year and a chance to enjoy the crisp cold weather, get outside and make the most of the winter days.

The Coastwatch station at Froward Point in Devon
Walking trail

A winter walk around Froward Point 

If you're looking for a winter walk that avoids too many muddy paths, this one is perfect for you. A military road from Brownstone car park to the World War Two battery at Froward Point takes in views over coast and countryside but keeps your feet dry.

There is a wonderful circular walk around Little Dartmouth

A circular walk from Little Dartmouth

Enjoy a beautiful walk with far-reaching views. Take a detour and visit the secluded, sandy Compass Cove. Finish at the ruin of Gallants Bower, an old Civil War fort with impressive 360-degree views across the Dartmouth estuary and inland.

Looking towards Heybrook bay from Wembury Point

Wembury Beach to Heybrook Bay walk

A moderate walk up from the bay passing fields and the former HMS Cambridge site, looping back around from Heybrook bay to take in the views of the Mewstone.

The garden overlooking the river at Greenway in winter

Greenway garden winter ramble

A one mile walk around Greenway garden is a great way to discover the winter highlights and the best viewpoints over the River Dart.

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.

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.

Discover the jagged rocks at Bolt Head

Bolt Head walk

Discover the dramatic coast around Salcombe, walking from East Soar to Bolt Head and then following the path back towards the Salcombe Estuary.