Best Walking Spots in Torquay and South Devon

Most of us would agree that walking must be one of the best hobbies you could consider. On holiday, finding time for walking seems a much more pleasant experience, whether it be a gentle stroll around town, a scenic ramble across the countryside or a journey of discovery along one of Britain’s coastal paths, there’s something for everyone:-

The Agatha Christie Mile

Suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs, this Torquay town walk, marks the resort’s link with Agatha Christie, it’s most famous inhabitant. Starting from Torquay’s Tourist Information Centre it takes you around the harbour and beach areas. Covering reasonably flat ground and ten landmarks, children and adults will enjoy solving the mystery along the way, with plenty of chances to stop for an ice-cream or coffee, or even hunt for the many geocaches hidden along the route.

Totnes to Dartington

A combined interest in wildlife and trains can be covered in this 2 mile walk. From Totnes Railway Station, the sight of steam in action, an attractive route makes its path along the River Dart to Dartington. Once at Shinner’s Bridge you can enjoy a well earned rest at the Dartington Cider Press Crafts Centre and Café. This route is suitable for everyone of all ages and abilities including wheelchairs.

Cockington Estate Country Walk

A circular route of around 2 miles for high energy hikers covering tracks, stiles and country paths! Starting at the Cockington Village car park, take in the historic photogenic rural scene, complete with village pub. Move onwards to hedgerows full of wildlife and seasonal flowers, then onto the farmyard. Climbing gently through the woods this area provides glorious walks before returning back down the valley.  Notice the Gamekeeper’s Cottage embellished with timber latticework, typical of its Tudor origins and constructed for game to be hung in readiness for cooking. A leisurely walk takes you back to Cockington Court.

Ansty’s Cove to Oddicombe

Take the dog for this 4 ½ mile…

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