When visiting the gorgeous county of Devon, it is hard as a true pet lover to leave your best pals behind. So if your bringing your fabulous fury friend along this summer, be sure to check out the best dog walks in Devon.
Here are The Best Dog Walks in Devon!
Parke - National Trust
Located near to the old market town of Bovey Tracey (a miles walk). There’s a real treat for all visitors of Parke. Both yourself and man’s best friend are guaranteed to absolutely love the rural grounds. You can take a short stroll around the garden for the little or older dogs, or a longer more adventurous walk through the woods and along the meandering river.
With much more than just a walk available, this beautiful estate was once the home of a wealthy local family – now open for the public to enjoy, you can explore:
- Vegetable and fruit gardens an orchard, fish pond
- Wildflowers and cattle
- A café onsite serving delicious food both inside and outside
It is as though Dartmoor was created to be a doggy heaven, with open wide spaces for running free and crystal clear steams and rivers for cooling off their paws. Dartmoor is home to so many beautiful walks, each one taking your breath away with it’s rugged natural beauty. Dartmoor has miles of well-worn paths to follow and enjoy as well as the option for miles of remote wilderness.
The South West Coast Path
For many, a beautiful coastal walk is the ‘go to’ when having a doggy day out, and in South Devon we really are spoilt for choice. Enjoy beach side walks and spotting trains with the Starcross to Teignmouth walk, or dip in and out of beautiful coves with the Babbacombe to Exmouth route. When choosing your dog walk, be sure to check out reviews and suggestions for abilities, terrain and distance – but with such a big and brilliant stretch of coastline, there really is something for everyone.
What dog does not love bounding between sand dunes and hiding amongst the long grasses? Dawlish Warren is a SSSI, home to some of England’s most mixed ecosystems and bird life it is high on the list for many. Enjoy the grassy areas, perfect for a picnic after a long dog walk or make your way right along the vast stretch of beach and look onto the mouth of the River Exe.
Haldon Forest Park
A beautiful walk during any season, Haldon Forest is a perfectly sheltered area, with different routes and runways suggested for dog walkers or cyclists Haldon has been a well designed to offer everything an afternoon dog walk could need. With brilliant signage, Parks for kids and viewpoints, not to mention the fabulous outdoor seating and refreshments at the ridge café. You are sure to love Haldon Forest every-bit as much as we do and is a perfect attraction to visit when staying in our beautiful Shaldon Beach Huts.
So whether your dog likes to get sand between its paws, likes to scamper through the forest or peer over the vast coast line, Devon has it all.