Top walks in the South West

Here's 10 of the most popular walks in the South West, covering famous landscapes, historic coast and beautiful countryside.

View of Bath from the Skyline on Bathwick Fields

Bath Skyline walk

Only a short stroll from the city centre, enter another world, onto the skyline hills above Bath and beyond, through meadows and ancient woodlands to secluded valleys. PLEASE NOTE new clockwise directions, launched summer 2017

Cheddar Gorge geological features

Cheddar Gorge walk

Explore the heights of one of our most spectacular natural sights. With its weathered crags and pinnacles, Cheddar Gorge plays host to a varied community of specialised plants and wildlife.

The trees by the river Teign are colours of amber and red.

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. There are many places to stop and enjoy a picnic.

Old Harry Rocks, Dorset

Old Harry Rocks walk

Breathtaking views of the Jurassic coast and unique rock formations await you on this circular pub walk.

Durrington Walls, Stonehenge Landscape, Wiltshire

Durrington Walls, Stonehenge Landscape walk

Explore the link between two of the most important henge enclosures in the country on this circular walk around the landscape of Stonehenge.

King Alfred's Tower surrounded by orchids

Stourhead King Alfred’s Tower walk

This is a circular walk of historic interest which takes you up through beautiful woodlands to King Alfred’s Tower and returning through Park Hill Camp Iron Age Hill Fort and Turner’s Paddock.

Ebworth Woods, Gloucestershire

Ebworth Centre Cotswolds walk

From breathtaking views to secluded woodlands, explore the best of the Cotswolds on this National Trust trail.

The Crowns engine houses at Botallack, perched on the cliff's edge
Walking trail

Botallack walk 

Take a breathtaking walk through the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site. Listen out for the calls of Cornish choughs.

Godrevy, Cornwall

Godrevy to Hell’s Mouth coastal walk

See glorious ocean views, spot wildlife and learn fascinating local history on this route around Godrevy headland to the dramatic Hell's Mouth and back again.

Looking at the Q Memorial on the eastern side of the Fowey Estuary

Fowey ‘Hall Walk’

Savour the still green waters of Pont Pill on a walk of exceptional beauty through woodland and creek, with striking views of Fowey Harbour.