Top dog walking spots in Devon

There are plenty of dog-friendly spots to keep tails wagging around Devon and on Exmoor - from splashing all four paws in the sea to sniffing out doggy treasure on a woodland walk.

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Which places are open and what you need to know before you visit 

We’ve opened more than 100 gardens and parks in England and Northern Ireland through advanced booking. From Monday 6 July, we’re gradually opening gardens and parklands in Wales. Tickets are released on Friday for the following week. More than 200 coast and countryside car parks are open across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. All National Trust houses remain closed for now. Read this article to find out what's open and what to expect from your visit.

Arlington Court woods, Devon

Walking on the Arlington estate

With over 2,700 acres to explore you can find your own little piece to treasure. From riverside rambles to steep hill walking we have something to suit all abilities. Please follow social distancing measures, and don't forget you'll need to book before you visit.

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.

Take the dog with you and enjoy the views along the way

Countisbury to Watersmeet circular walk

This interesting walk could put you face to face with some of Devon's most elusive wildlife.

Visitors walking dogs on the iron bridge over the River Teign, Devon

Teign Gorge classic circuit

Follow the breathtaking Hunters Path high above the river Teign from the imposing bulk of Castle Drogo for chances to spot wildlife and stunning views.

plains walk cover devon killerton dog

Plains walk

This dog-friendly walk takes you through one of Killerton's hidden secrets, an enclosed, far-reaching expanse of grassland.

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.

Dog walkers at Knightshates

Knightshayes parkland circular dog walk

This is a circular route perfect for dog walking and for exploring the historic parkland. It takes you through open fields and past some of the most special trees in the Knightshayes parkland, including the Turkey Oak, believed to be the largest in the UK.