Starts: 3 miles north of Holsworthy

Length: 4 miles

Highlights:

  • Orchids and butterflies of DWT Dunsdon nature reserve
  • Walk along the historic Bude Canal
  • Wildflowers and ponds of DWT Vealand Farm nature reserve

https://www.devonwildlifetrust.org/sites/default/files/2018-01/Dunsdon%20Wild%20Walk%206-2-12.pdf 

A Dartmoor classic

This Wild Walk includes one of Devon's most beautiful woodlands, riverbank footpaths along the Teign Valley and open moorland with panoramic views.

Approx time: 3.5 hours

Approx distance: 7.5 miles

Start: Steps Bridge car park, near DWT Dunsford nature reserve.

https://www.devonwildlifetrust.org/sites/default/files/2018-07/Dunsford%20Wild%20Walk%20A4%202pp.pdf 

A Torridge and Tarka Trail trek

This Wild Walk includes one of DWT's most popular nature reserves, walking through Halsdon's oak woodland and along the River Torridge. The walk also takes in Beaford Wood, the landscaped parkland of the Heanton Satchville estate, a section of the Tarka Trail and two crossings over the Torridge.

Approx time: 4.5 hours

Approx distance: 8 miles

Start: Ashwell car park, DWT Halsdon nature reserve.

https://www.devonwildlifetrust.org/sites/default/files/2018-07/Halsdon%20Wild%20Walk%20A4%202pp.pdf 

Birds of the Avon Valley

DWT South Efford Marsh is one of the South Hams' premier birdwatching sites. This Wild Walk takes in the nature reserve and its bird hide, then four miles of the Avon valley's fine views, woodlands, undulating bridleways and meandering streams.

Approx time: 3.5 hours (including time spent wildlife-watching on the reserve)

Approx distance: 4 miles

Start: Timbers car park, next to A379 roundabout at Aveton Gifford

https://www.devonwildlifetrust.org/sites/default/files/2018-07/South%20Efford%20Marsh%20Walk%20A4%202pp.pdf 

Where will your next wild walk take you?

Experience the wild Atlantic coast or a quarry reclaimed by nature

Explore estuaries, or the tors of Dartmoor

Each of our Wild Walks takes in a DWT nature reserve and the countryside around it.

DWT’s Wild Walks are suitable for a range of abilities. Walks range in length from 4 to 8 miles, using footpaths, bridleways and minor roads.

https://www.devonwildlifetrust.org/visit-us/wild-walks 

Explore Devon The Stover Trail is a traffic-free route which connects Newton Abbot to Bovey Tracey.  This flat, off-road family friendly route passes close to the beautiful Stover Country Park and will eventually extend towards Lustleigh and Moretonhampstead in Dartmoor National Park.  A new bridge across the busy A38 dual carriageway ensures a safe crossing.

http://www.exploredevon.info/activities/cycle/stover-trail/ 

Where will the trails lead you? Explore the network of trails on bike or foot, try some outdoor activities or relax, enjoy and learn at the Tamar Trails Centre & Café. A great place for family days out in Devon or Cornwall whether you are on holiday or live locally. Come and see what we have to offer at this hidden gem in the Tamar Valley on the Devon and Cornwall border.

The Tamar Trails Centre is the new hub for a network of family trails and outdoor activities in this unique and stunning area of Devon, which is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and part of the Cornwall & West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site. Located in the Tamar Valley, just across the river from Cornwall, the venue houses a cafe, heritage centre, plus facilities and outdoor activities perfect for group adventures and family days out in Devon or Cornwall.

https://www.tamartrails.co.uk/

Tamar Trails Centre Woodlands, Gulworthy, Tavistock PL19 8JE

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Distance: 9.6 km or 6 miles one-way. Option of return via bus (No. 1 Service), or retrace route (for a total of 12 miles).

Time: Approximately 2.5 - 3 hours in one direction.

Summary: From Exeter (Pennsylvania and University Campus) to Killerton. Much to see including: nature, wildlife, history and archaeology. Fine views over Exe, Culm and Clyst Valleys. Walks ends at historic Killerton House and Park (National Trust) where refreshments are available.

A very varied route. Some on surfaced paths and tracks. Some on unsurfaced footpaths. Some sections on quiet country roads. One short section on busier minor road. Several moderate hills. A few sections can be muddy following wet weather, so stout footwear advised. Some gates, no stiles. Not suitable for Buggies/wheelchairs.

Return journey: Bus available (Stagecoach no.1 Service) back to Exeter from near Killerton at Budlake, or from Broadclyst, or retrace route on foot.

Killerton House. If you were intending to visit Killerton house and gardens check for details and availability at Killerton | National Trust.

Getting to The Start: take a P Bus from Exeter city centre. Or a ten minute walk from top of University of Exeter Campus (Northcott Theatre, Great Hall, Innovation Centre etc) via Belvedere Road or Higher Hoopern Lane.

https://eastdevon.gov.uk/media/3722703/walk-from-exeter-to-killerton.pdf 

The Exeter Green Circle is a twelve mile walk that provides a great walking experience within the boundaries of Exeter - from green countryside valley parks to the pavements of quiet leafy suburbs.

The walk is made up of five sections:

  • The Alphin Brook Walk (3 miles)
  • The Ludwell Valley Walk (3 miles)
  • The Mincinglake Walk (2 miles)
  • The Hoopern Valley Walk (2 miles)
  • The Redhills Walk (2.5 miles)

https://exeter.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/walking-in-exeter/exeter-green-circle-walks/

Long Distance Walkers Association A link between the Tarka Trail and the Two Moors Way in North Devon. The route combines footpaths and minor lanes following the picturesque valley of the Little Dart River and the surrounding higher land. The walk is accessible by public transport at both ends.

https://ldwa.org.uk/ldp/members/show_path.php?path_name=Little+Dart+Ridge+and+Valley+Walk 

A three mile link to the quiet country market town of Chulmleigh can be taken from just beyond Eggesford

https://ldwa.org.uk/ldp/members/show_path.php?path_name=Little+Dart+Ridge+and+Valley+Walk+-+Chulmleigh+Link 

GPS Routes Follow the valley of the Little Dart River on this lovely walk through Devon.

The walk starts at Eggesford Barton near the train station and heads towards Chawleigh and then Leigh Bridge where you join the river. The route continues to West and East Worlington before finishing at Witheridge.

http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/ridge-and-valley-walk-walking-route 

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