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Furzebeam Hill and The Rolle Canal from Great Torrington
distance 4.25km Vertical gain +109m Vertical drop -101m Durée 1h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Great Torrington - Devon

This circular walk from Great Torrington goes past the Golf Club next to Furzebeam Hill overlooking the valley. Then the path heads to Rolle Canal and follows the River Torridge before you join Traka Trail.

Walking Codden Hill ( Download : )
Codden Hill
distance 3.75km Vertical gain +96m Vertical drop -103m Durée 1h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Bishop's Tawton - Devon

This short circular walk with ascents and descents close to Barnstaple provides a good way to explore Codden Hill which overlooks the surroundings valleys and River Taw Estuary.

Walking Baggy Point from Croyde ( Download : )
Baggy Point from Croyde
distance 7.13km Vertical gain +110m Vertical drop -109m Durée 2h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Georgeham - Devon

This circular walk from Croyde explores the section of the South West Coast path which leads to Baggy Point. From this headland, you can enjoy nice views of Croyde Bay and Morte Bay, especially at sunset!

distance 4.02km Vertical gain +122m Vertical drop -121m Durée 1h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hartland - Devon

During this varied circular walk with ascents and descents (can be very slippery during wet conditions), you will walk across Beckland Wood, then discover Brownsham cliff along the South West Coast path before going down to Mouthmill beach. The way back uses tracks in Brownsham Wood.

Walking Upper Tamar Lake ( Download : )
Upper Tamar Lake
distance 5.15km Vertical gain +10m Vertical drop -10m Durée 1h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Kilkhampton - Cornwall

This is an easy family walk around Upper Tamar Lake. On your way, you can even use bird-watching facilities!

Morte and Bull Points, Combesgate valley from Woolacombe
distance 10.65km Vertical gain +282m Vertical drop -275m Durée 3h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Mortehoe - Devon

This circular walk from Woolacombe explores a beautiful section of the South West Coast path which leads to Morte Point and Bull Point overlooking wild beaches. Then, you will use paths inland close to Mortehoe village and go down to the start following a gorgeous path along Combesgate Valley.

Brawn's and Cheristow woods from Hartland
distance 3.12km Vertical gain +47m Vertical drop -47m Durée 1h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hartland - Devon

This easy and quiet walk in a loop mainly explores woods around Hartland village.

Sandy Cove and Windcutter Hill from Lee
distance 6.8km Vertical gain +223m Vertical drop -226m Durée 2h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Ilfracombe - Devon

This beautiful circular walk, especially at low tide because you can walk through the Morte-slate cliffs along a path and steps cut in the rock, provides a good way to discover Lee village, the gorgeous rocky bay and woods inland.

The Torrs and Slade Reservoirs from Ilfracombe
distance 10.86km Vertical gain +238m Vertical drop -235m Durée 3h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Ilfracombe - Devon

This pretty long circular walk explores a short section of the South West Coast path next to the Torrs leading to a wonderful viewpoint. Then, you will discover paths in farmland and follow the National Cycle Route 27 along Slade Reservoirs before you go back to Ilfracombe.

distance 16.68km Vertical gain +534m Vertical drop -528m Durée 6h15 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Belstone - Devon

A demanding Dartmoor walk that requires careful navigation and preferably good weather. The route uses a section of the Tarka Trail, visits some ancient monuments and visits the summits of a number of granite tors.

distance 10.49km Vertical gain +356m Vertical drop -352m Durée 4h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in South Tawton - Devon

A Dartmoor walk that includes the most north-easterly summit in the National Park which offers some fine views especially to the north. The route needs careful navigation at the start and in poor weather you need a good sense of direction and compass skills.

Holdstone Hill and Heddon's Mouth Cleave
distance 12.25km Vertical gain +424m Vertical drop -428m Durée 4h45 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Trentishoe - Devon

This interesting walk with ascents and descents close to Trentishoe is the perfect way to discover gorgeous viewpoints including Holdstone Hill or enjoy beautiful valleys along River Heddon and streams.

Walking Throwleigh Church loop ( Download : )
distance 6.5km Vertical gain +74m Vertical drop -78m Durée 2h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Throwleigh - Devon

A beautiful walk past granite Devon longhouses and open moorland on the edge of Dartmoor. It's recommended to do this walk clockwise as the last footpath is difficult to find going in the other direction.

Hollerday Hill, The Valley of Rocks and South Cleave from Lynton
distance 6.08km Vertical gain +289m Vertical drop -288m Durée 2h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Lynton and Lynmouth - Devon

This beautiful circular walk is perfect to discover the Valley of Rocks from several viewpoints. First, you will reach Hollerday Hill viewpoint before you go up to the South Cleave (steep section, avoid during wet conditions!). The views of these famous rocks from the paths which go to Lynton are gorgeous!

distance 6.88km Vertical gain +266m Vertical drop -256m Durée 2h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Lynton and Lynmouth - Devon

This Exmoor walk includes coast, valley and high level sections. Starting from Lynmouth, the route climbs to Contisubury before crossing high pastures to descend to Watersmeet. The return leg of the walk follows the River Lyn downstream to the coast.

Watersmeet by Ash Bridge and South Hill Common
distance 4.89km Vertical gain +188m Vertical drop -187m Durée 1h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Lynton and Lynmouth - Devon

This short circular walk with steep ascents and descents provides a good way to discover the beautiful river gorge at Watersmeet where Hoar Oak Water meets the East Lyn River. On your way, you will discover a lovely waterfall and viewpoints over the valley.

distance 23.96km Vertical gain +436m Vertical drop -486m Durée 8h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Drewsteignton - Devon

Stage 6 is a tricky navigational test as we leave the Dartmoor National Park and head into Mid Devon. The route crosses the A 30, the main Exeter to Barnstaple rail line and the busy A 377. There's plenty to keep you occupied and some pretty hamlets to go through (avoiding some interesting villages, so you might be tempted to go off-route at some point).