A walk in nature ticks all the boxes, whether you want to clear your head with a peaceful stroll, a free activity for the family to enjoy or a simple way to improve your fitness in beautiful surroundings.
We have 28 miles of coastal path and a network of footpaths, bridleways and trails that will lead you through woodland, open heath and river valleys – whatever your level of fitness or ability, whatever your age or interests you’ll find a walk that suits you.
FAMILY WALKING TRAILS
We have five trails mapped out, providing information and tips for a great day out. View the routes individually or find all of the walks and an AONB map in our Discover leaflet.
Sidmouth Walking Festival
The Sidmouth & East Devon Walking Festival takes place in September every year and offers a fabulous week of free guided walks, led by experienced local experts.
There are several walks to choose from each day, each one exploring the wonderful scenic coastal walking of Sidmouth and hidden gems of East Devon.
Permissive paths pass through private land and are not public rights of way. Instead, they are routes that the public can use thanks to permission granted by the landowners and can play an important role in improving public access to the countryside.
New permissive routes have been created at Appledore Farm, Farway, as part of our Farming in Protected Landscapes programme.
Devon Loves Dogs
Devon Loves Dogs is a free membership scheme for dog owners and dog walkers. Their aim is to protect our treasured countryside and encourage responsible dog ownership so that everyone can enjoy our special wildlife sites now and in the future.
Their ‘four paws code’ gives the best advice for ensuring dogs stay safe on countryside walks, keeping our landscapes in the best condition and our wildlife protected at the same time. Take only memories, leave only paw prints.
More to Explore
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.