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5 Walks In The Yorkshire Dales

 

 Devon Walks

Coastal Footpath Marker

 

For my money, Devon is one of the most interesting counties for walking, combining one of the most picturesque, spectacular coastal area in Britain with rolling countryside and dramatic moorland. It is dotted with lovely villages many with great pubs. Dartmoor is wild and unspoilt with much evidence of ancient settlements.

The weather is generally kind.

Devon's southern extremity is the South Hams area which many people have never heard of and Salcombe, my favourite base there is the only coastal town in the country I am content to return to frequently..

The north coast is also attractive and particularly stands out for its geology with dramatic strata. The Hartland area is very quiet and unspoilt by the impact of mass tourism.

The coastal walks utilise parts of the South West Coast Path which runs for 630 miles from Minehead in Somerset to Poole Harbour in Dorset. This is designated by regular footpath posts bearing an acorn symbol - see picture

One problem with coastal walks can be a difficulty in creating attractive circular routes. A certain amount of walking on Devon's lanes is inevitable but I have kept this to a minimum and tried to stick to quiet lanes where there is little traffic. Many of Devon's lanes make for pleasurable strolls anyway and in spring and early summer they contain a plethora of wild flowers.

Dartmoor offers something for everyone, whether you want to walk the wild open moorland or visit historic sites and villages. The walking offers fabulous open views with the Tors – rocky outcrops – providing interesting summits. The walking is generally easy in terms of effort but if the mist comes down and you are off the main paths, taking advantage of the “Open Access”, you should have some confidence in your compass ability, as the open nature of the landscape could lead to difficulties orienting yourself.

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If you will require Accommodation in Devon, see Accommodation For Walkers page.

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All information on this site is given in good faith and no liability is accepted in respect of any damage, loss or injury which might result from acting on it.