Breathtaking :

A landscape 250 million years in the making

Cycling

With miles of National Cycle Network, open heathland and woodland trails, cycling is a fantastic way to explore the East Devon AONB.

Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of our unspoilt landscape, look at the wildlife and take in the stunning views at a slower pace. Prefer to go off road and faster? We have some great places for you too.

National Cycle Network: Route 2

Also known as the South Coast Cycle Route. Off-road section between Axminster and Kilmington and traffic-free section, following quiet roads and a former railway line between, Exmouth and Budleigh Salterton.

National Cycle Network: Route 33

Linking Bristol to East Devon via Axminster, taking in Burnham-on-Sea, Bridgwater and Taunton. Chard to Axminster is on road.

The Buzzard Route

An opportunity to explore East Devon on this regional 80 mile circular route, around Sidmouth, Seaton, Axminster, Honiton and Woodbury. Some of the route follows the National Cycle Network Route 2 along the south coast of Devon.

Exe Estuary Trail

A fantastic cycling and walking route from Exmouth. Part of NCN route 2, the 16 mile trail runs along both sides of the Exe Estuary. 

Off-Road Routes & Trails

Bridleways across the vast pebblebed heathland of Woodbury Common, Mutter’s Moor near Sidmouth and East Hill, on the outskirts of Ottery St Mary, offer a range of short and longer trails.

Bike Guide Devon

Offers a full range of guided rides, for all abilities, whether you want a regular riding group or a local expert to guide you around the area. Book a ride today!

Pebblebed Bike Code

Some of the trails are sensitive to damage and erosion, following the Pebblebed Bike Code, wherever you are cycling, will help keep them in good condition for all to use and enjoy far into the future.

For more details see the Pebblebed Heaths Conservation Trust website.

More to Explore

East Devon AONB Projects

We lead, partner and support projects that focus on a wide range of themes, including landscape and heritage, environmental quality and climate, biodiversity, recreation and tourism.

Outdoors & Active

Whether you prefer walking, cycling, running or playing, everyone feels happier and healthier when they spend time in nature being more active. 

East Devon Way

Discover the hidden gems of East Devon and explore this much loved walking route that links 40 miles of public footpaths, trails and bridleways.