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
Plan gentle walks along accessible trails and discover wildlife, history and culture along the way – level paths, breathtaking views and perfect for families.
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 the hidden gems of East Devon.
Sidmouth has some wonderful scenic walking, coastal and inland, making the festival week perfect for a walking and exploring holiday or just a day.
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.