Itchy Feet

Local Walks & Coastal Paths

Hike parts of the South West Coast Path

They say walking is good for the soul, slip on those boots and get in your steps exploring some of the most beautiful coastline and moored areas in the South West of the UK.

Local Walk in Dartmouth Town

Dartmouth Town Trail

A 2 hour walk gentle walk around the town of Dartmouth taking in historic features of interest. There is an audio guide for this walk which is best listened to along the route via the South Devon AONB walks webpage.

Duke St, Dartmouth. TQ6 9PZ
1 miles
Easy – moderate; A steep climb

Local walk near Dartmouth to Brownstone and Coleton

Brownstone and Coleton

This walk is a perfect mix of natural and local history – with the spectacular coast of the Brixham and Kingswear Peninsula, and the WW2 military site at Froward Point.

Geocache
This walk includes one hidden AONB geocache – ‘What makes South Devon Special 5’. Information about our geocaches and how to find them here.

Brownstone Car Park. TQ6 0EH
3 miles
Moderate – some steep ascents and descents, and steps, 1 stile

Start Point Light House near Slapton, South Devon

Start Point and Great Mattiscombe Sands

Lighthouses, stories of shipwrecks, stunning scenery and a resident Grey Seal colony, followed by amazing rock formations on Mattiscombe Sands – a real treat of a walk!

Start: Start Point car park, TQ7 2ET.
Distance: 2.2 miles
Difficulty: Moderate

Bigbury, next to Burgh Island

Ringmore and Bigbury

Beaches with a lovely lazy feel, refreshing open clifftops, the timelessly delightful village of Ringmore tucked away, and enough ‘up-and-down’ to get the circulation going.

Start: Bigbury-on-Sea car park.
Distance: 3.75 miles
Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous

Bolt Head Trails near Salcombe, South Hams

Salcombe to Bolt Head

With inspiring views in all directions, this is a coastal walk guaranteed to lift the spirits.

Start: South Sands, Salcombe
Distance: 2.75 miles (3.25 miles extended route)
Difficulty: Moderate

Bantham to Thurlestone Coastal Path Walk

Bantham to Thurlestone

Lush coastline and glittering sea, then amble back through the green fields of South Devon

Start: Bantham beach car park, TQ7 3AN
Distance: 3.5 miles
Difficulty: Moderate to strenuous

Beesands, a small settlement near Kingsbridge

Beesands and Hallsands

Traditional fishing communities, and the mysterious and tragic lost village of Hallsands. The walk wends its way home again along green lanes and footpaths.

Start: Seafront car park, Beesands
Distance: 3.75 miles
Difficulty: Moderate

Coastal Path near Hope Cove, South Devon

Hope Cove to Bolberry Down

Scenes and stories of shipwrecks, and the charm of Devon lanes winding between abundant hedgebanks with the beautiful, nestled fishing village of Hope Cove to start from and return to.

Geocache
This walk includes one hidden AONB geocache – ‘What makes South Devon Special 6’. Information about our geocaches and how to find them here.

Start: Outer Hope car park
Distance: 4.5 miles
Difficulty: Moderate

Totnes Town trail in South Devon

Totnes town trail

A walk through Totnes’ narrow streets to discover a town crammed full of history. This walk can be extended by following the River Dart to nearby Dartington along the riverside path.

Start: Totnes Wills Memorial Monument on the Plains, TQ9 5DR
Distance: 1 mile
Difficulty: Easy to moderate

Torcross village short walking trail in South Devon

Torcross village explorer

Find out more about Torcross on this short trail with fabulous views over the coast and the lake

Geocache
This walk is very near to two hidden AONB geocaches – ‘Your South Devon Landscape 9a’ and ‘What makes South Devon special 7’

Information about our geocaches and how to find them here.

Start: Torcross car park, TQ7 2TQ
Distance: 1 miles
Difficulty: Easy to moderate