Walks in Devon

Here's a selection of our some of our favourite walks in Devon. As summer unfolds, soak up the views from Devon's rolling hills and rugged coast, take shorter walks in parks and gardens or circular walks on Dartmoor or Exmoor.

Latest visiting update 

Our gardens, parks, cafés, shops and countryside locations are open. Many houses are also open to visit. Advance booking for visits helps us keep everyone safe and socially distanced. At quieter times such as weekdays, booking shouldn't be necessary, but to guarantee entry we recommend booking in advance, especially at weekends and bank holidays.

Two people walking in the parkland with a black dog on a lead.

Walks around Knightshayes

Discover champion trees and peaceful spots on these self-guided walks around the Knightshayes estate and further afield.

Hangman Hills Exmoor Heddon Valley

The best walks across North Devon

From coastline to countryside, easy access to daylong hikes, here are the some of the best walks North Devon has to offer.

Spring bulbs and shrubs in flower at Coleton Fishacre

Coleton Fishacre circular walk via Coleton Camp

This walk takes in the woodland along the top of Coleton Fishacre garden and the South West Coast path. It leads you back to Coleton Fishacre via Coleton Camp, but please note this walk is only available when Coleton Fishacre is open.

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.

Tall stems of blue Camassia in the garden at Killerton

Take a seasonal stroll around the garden

Enjoy a walk around the garden in spring to nature's wonders, including spectacular spring blossom.

View from Salcombe Hill looking down to Sidmouth and the Jurassic coastline

Salcombe views and valleys

Enjoy incredible views on this gentle walk around Salcombe Hill in Devon.

A visitor walking the river path at Lydford Gorge, Devon

Lydford Gorge River trail

Explore the high woodland and captivating River Lyd at Lydford Gorge. Take in the towering Whitelady Waterfall and crashing white water of Tunnel Falls. Takes about 2 hours on challenging terrain with narrow, slippery paths, high drops and uneven steps.

View of a misty Castle Drogo from across the gorge

Gorge-ous views

This is a spectacular walk on Piddledown Common that overlooks the dramatic Teign Gorge.

A National Trust ranger van parked at Man Sand beach
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Coastal circular walk from Woodhuish 

This circular walk near Coleton Fishacre leads from Woodhuish Farm to Man Sands beach and back via the South West Coast Path. It takes in a wetland area perfect for bird watching, rugged coastline, a secluded beach and even a Victorian cider press.

A view over fields between green trees to the pale stone fronted house
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Saltram pillars walk 

Take an easy one-mile walk from Saltram House that follows parkland and woodland, providing distant views of the estuary, Plymouth and Cornwall.

Winding paths through the valley

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. Please be aware that the Foresters track through the gorge will be closed from the 19 April for 3 weeks, to enable track improvement works.