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The Torrs and Slade Reservoirs from Ilfracombe
distance 10.86km Vertical gain +238m Vertical drop -235m Durée 3h45 Moderate Moderate
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.

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Sandy Cove and Windcutter Hill from Lee
distance 6.8km Vertical gain +223m Vertical drop -226m Durée 2h35 Moderate Moderate
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.

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Morte and Bull Points, Combesgate valley from Woolacombe
distance 10.65km Vertical gain +282m Vertical drop -275m Durée 3h50 Moderate Moderate
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.

Walking Baggy Point from Croyde ( Download : )
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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!

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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.

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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.

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Hollerday Hill, The Valley of Rocks and South Cleave from Lynton
distance 6.08km Vertical gain +289m Vertical drop -288m Durée 2h35 Moderate Moderate
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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Cow Castle by Pickedstones Farm from Simonsbath
distance 12.88km Vertical gain +189m Vertical drop -191m Durée 4h15 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Exmoor (Somerset) - Somerset

This beautiful circular walk in Exmoor National Park visits Cow Castle using paths to Picked Stones. The return way follows Two Moors Way along River Barle and goes across gorgeous hills and valleys.

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distance 11.56km Vertical gain +246m Vertical drop -245m Durée 4h00 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Brendon and Countisbury - Devon

Starting from Malmsmead, this walk in the Exmoor National Park includes sections in Devon and Somerset. The main focus of the route is areas associated with the Lorna Doone novels. However expect much more with valley and moorland walking in this excellent Exmoor walk.

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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.

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Eldern Point from East Titchberry Farm
distance 2.2km Vertical gain +71m Vertical drop -66m Durée 0h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hartland - Devon

This is a very short walk and quite flat in a loop which leads to Eldern Point (Liberator Bomber crash site) using the coastal path. Go back to the beautiful East Titchberry farm by tracks inland.

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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.

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Hartland Point and Blegberry Cliff
distance 6.4km Vertical gain +223m Vertical drop -223m Durée 2h30 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Hartland - Devon

This circular walk explores the gorgeous coast next to Hartland Point (the most Northwesterly point in Devon) and follows the South West coast path along impressive Smoothlands and cliffs. Then, you take quiet paths inland close to Blegberry and Blagdon Farm.

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Hartland Quay and The Warren from St Nectans Church
distance 4.9km Vertical gain +145m Vertical drop -147m Durée 1h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hartland - Devon

This circular walk from Stoke provides a good way to discover Hartland Quay surrounded by impressive cliffs and contorted rock layers. Then, the return route goes past an old lookout house in ruins and follows Abbey River.

Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 24.31km Vertical gain +541m Vertical drop -490m Durée 8h30 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Knowstone - Devon

Stage 8 takes us into Exmoor National Park and back to some high ground but mostly it's a riverside walk along the River Barle that is a tributary to the River Exe that flows all the way to the south Devon coast at Exmouth. The route goes over Tar Steps near Hawkridge and has the option of finishing at Withypool or continuing to Exford to stay at the YHA.

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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!

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distance 15.01km Vertical gain +181m Vertical drop -186m Durée 4h50 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Pennard - Swansea

This walk is one of the classic routes in the Gower Peninsula offering some wonderful coastal and inland scenery. The highlights are many and varied from Three Cliff Bay to Ilston Cwm. The walk follows a section of the Wales Coast Path.

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distance 13.7km Vertical gain +335m Vertical drop -334m Durée 4h50 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Rhossili - Swansea

This walk in the Gower Peninsula combines excellent coastal walking with an exploration of the inland countryside including two hills that offer some wonderful views. Careful navigaation is required for the inland section.

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Coastal hike through Mumbles
distance 5.98km Vertical gain +98m Vertical drop -99m Durée 2h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Mumbles - Swansea

A pleasant coastal loop starting from The Mumbles then through Limeslade and Langland bay.

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Stowe Barton and Stibb Wood
distance 4.83km Vertical gain +124m Vertical drop -129m Durée 1h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Morwenstow - Cornwall

This short walk with ascents and descents explores Stowe Woods and Stibb Woods. You can visit Stowe Barton Farmhouse and Coombe village on your way.

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Stowe Cliffs and Coombe Valley from Duckpool
distance 5.79km Vertical gain +124m Vertical drop -123m Durée 2h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Morwenstow - Cornwall

This circular walk with ascents and descents From Duckpool Bay uses the South West Coast path along Warren Gutter and Stowe Cliffs. Then, you will discover peaceful woods and Coombe Valley inland.

Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 23.46km Vertical gain +269m Vertical drop -225m Durée 7h30 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Morchard Bishop - Devon

There are basically two parts to the seventh stage; Morchard Bishop to Witherage and then Witherage to Knowstone, both 8 milers and through interesting Mid Devon agricultural landscape. We follow the River Datch for a while to reach Washford Pyne, then follow the Little Dart River. We meet the Ridge and Valley Walk at Witherage and, cross over the A 371.