When you visit the South West you can’t miss out on some of the fantastic walks around the coast. Here in Devon we are extremely lucky to have lots of different walking routes all along our coastline and with the South West Coast Path and the Tarka Trail right on our doorstep there’s plenty of routes to choose from now matter on your ability.
From our campsite there are 3 recommended walks for beginners on the South West Coastal Path site.
‘Torridge Ships and Shipbuilding’ 3 miles
This walk takes you from Bideford Quay along the riverside of the River Torridge and ends in the delightful village of Appledore just a short drive, bus route or further walk from Livit Adventures campsite. If you have an interest in boats and maritime this walk will really interest you.
‘Westward Ho! to Cornborough Cliffs’ 1.5 miles
Walking along the old railway line this route is perfect for all abilities as the flat pathway takes you on a scenic route along the coastline. You will reward yourself with the view at the end of the walk.
‘Torridge Tarka Trail’ 3 or 6 miles
Perfect for cyclists, prams and all abilities this flat part of the Tarka Trail takes you along the river along the old railway line. You can either catch a bus to make the journey back or turn around and make it a loop.
‘Abbotsham and Westward Ho!’ 5.3 miles
Taking a mixture of country lanes, public footpaths and the coastal path this route offers a chance to follow in some famous authors footsteps such as Charles Kingsley and Rudyard Kipling along the Westward Ho! Coastline. If it’s been raining prior you may want to wear some suitable footwear as some spots may be muddy!
‘Appledore and Northam Burrows’ 6.8 miles
We love the Burrows and you won’t be disappointed on this walk for a mostly flat route with some gentle climbs and traditional stiles to mount! You’ll pass through Appledore famed for its shipbuilding and the beach of Westward Ho! with its pebble ridge.
‘Westward Ho! Kingsley and Kipling Walk’ 5.8 miles
Here you can follow in Charles Kingley’s footsteps on this challenging uphill walk from the town of Westward Ho! You’ll find cliff side walking, views across the channels and plenty of good ol’ countryside to get your heart pumping on this walk along the coast.
If you love walking you will love our coastal walking activity camp. Find out more about our adventure weekends.