Summer walks around the English Riviera

Summer is here so why not head outdoors to soak up the summer feeling at a place near you? Here's some ideas for places to walk around the English Riviera.

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.

There are stunning walks along the coast path around Salcombe, Soar Mill Cove and Hope Cove

Bolberry Down and Soar Mill Cove walk

Explore the history of this magnificent corner of Devon whilst enjoying spectacular views out to sea on a walk over Bolberry Down.

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.

Spring bulbs and shrubs in flower at Coleton Fishacre

Coleton Fishacre circular walk via Coleton Camp

This walk along the top of Coleton Fishacre garden and along the South West Coast Path to Coleton Camp is wonderful in early summer. On the walk you'll pass prime spots for seeing bluebells and primroses in flower.

A bench among the roses in the rose garden at Compton Castle

Things to see and do in Compton Castle garden

Explore the rose garden, take a seat in the orchard, discover the medieval style knot garden and soak up some sunshine on the sunny lawns in Compton Castle's garden.

The Banana Garden at Overbeck's, Salcombe, Devon

Things to see and do at Overbeck's

Which pathway will you choose to explore? Just one of the many that will lead you to discover a garden more reminiscent of the tropics than Devon.

The colourful top garden border in the garden at Greenway, Devon

Greenway garden ramble

A one mile walk around Greenway garden is a great way to discover the Top Garden and the breathtaking views over the River Dart you can enjoy from there.

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.