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Somerset South West

Isle Brewers and Isle Abbotts

Description:This walk follows quiet country lanes and footpaths on the edge of the Somerset Levels.  Starting at Curry Mallet it visits Isle Brewers and Isle Abbotts.  Care should be taken on the lanes as they are not devoid of traffic. Walk Grade:Easy Distance:6.7 miles / 10.9 km Total Ascent:231 feet / 70 metres Time:2 hours […]

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Devon South West

Around Braunton Burrows

Description:This walk goes around the Braunton Burrows, one of the largest network of sand dunes in the British Isles and follows the coastline to reach Saunton Sands. Most of the walk follows the route of the South West Coast Path. Walk Grade:Moderate Distance:11.6 miles / 18.7 km Total Ascent:443 feet / 135 metres Time:4 / […]

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Devon South West

Slapton Ley and Sands

Description:This walk goes along the beach at Slapton Sands to Torcross and around the Slapton Ley National Nature Reserve to reach the attractive village of Slapton before returning to the starting point.   Walk Grade:Easy Distance:5.7 miles / 9.2 km Total Ascent:547 feet / 167 metres Time:2 hours  / 2hours 45 minutes Parking:This walk starts […]

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Devon South West

Around Salcombe

Description:This walks follows footpaths and country lanes in a circular route from North Sands.  After passing South Sands it goes inland and rejoins the South West Coastal Path near Snapes Point.  Sections of the walk follow quiet country lanes which are not devoid of traffic. Walk Grade:Moderate Distance:12.8 miles / 20.6 km Total Ascent:2287 feet […]

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Devon South West

Around Northam Burrows

Description:This is a short walk on part of the Northam Burrows Country Park.  The country park is open access land but this walk follows clear a path besides a stream and then goes along a section the South West Coastal Path overlooking the River Taw and River Torridge Estuary. Walk Grade:Easy Distance:3.7 miles / 5.9 […]

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Devon South West

Dartmoor from Peek Moor Gate

Description:This walk mainly follows clear paths on south Dartmoor with a long section on the Two Moors Way.  It passes the site of historic tin working and follows the route of an old tramway.  Parts of the route are on exposed moorland.  A short section of the route follows a minor road which is not […]

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Devon South West

Buck’s Mills to Peppercombe

Description:This walk starts at the attractive village of Buck’s Mills and follows the coastal path to Peppercombe before heading inland to Horns Cross and Parkham. Sections of this walk follow quiet minor roads which are not devoid of traffic. Walk Grade:Moderate Distance:6.7 miles / 10.7 km Total Ascent: 1613 feet /492 metres Time:2 hours 45 […]

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Devon South West

Doone Valley and the Coleridge Way

Description:This walk goes through the attractive Doone Valley passing a memorial to R.D Blackmore the author of the fictional Lorna Doone. It then goes through the remains of a medieval village before heading across the moor to reach Cross Gates. After following a minor road to Brendon the path joins the Coleridge Way and has […]

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Devon South West

Snapes Point and Sharp Tor

Description:This scenic route visits viewpoints at Snapes Point and Sharp Tor.  It goes through Salcombe and follows the coast path to pass beaches at North Sands and South Sands.  Parts of this route follows narrow country lanes which are not devoid of traffic so care needs to be taken. Walk Grade:Moderate Distance:11.1 miles / 17.8 […]

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Somerset South West

The Punchbowl and Caratacus Stone

Description:A walk from the attractive village of Winsford in the heart of Exmoor.  It climbs the Punchbowl at Winsford Hill to provide spectacular views.  After a circuit of moor it visits the ancient Caratacus Stone and then returns to the village over fields and an ancient track.  Sections of this walk around Winsford follow minor […]