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Discover 5 Delightful Dog Walks in Devon

Devon is a paradise for dog owners and their furry friends, offering a range of scenic walks that cater to all levels of fitness and accessibility. Whether you’re looking for a challenging hike or a gentle stroll, Devon has something for everyone. Here are our top five dog walks in Devon, each within a reasonable distance from Beverley Holidays.

Goodrington Sands to Broadsands Beach

Distance from Beverley Holidays: 2 miles

Length of Walk: 2 miles (one way)

Terrain: Steep hills with steps – not suitable for wheelchairs or buggies

Best Place to Start: Youngs Park Pay and Display Car Park

Facilities: Cafes, toilets and parking at Goodrington and Broadsands.

Starting from Youngs Park in Goodrington Sands, this is the closest of our dog walks in Devon and takes you along the picturesque South West Coast Path to Broadsands Beach. Your dog will love the mix of sandy shores and grassy areas, and you can enjoy a coffee or lunch at one of the beachfront cafes. There are plenty of spots to rest and take in the stunning sea views. To return to the start, you can walk back or take the Stagecoach Bus 12 from Broadsands Library to Goodrington Sands.

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Berry Head National Nature Reserve, Brixham

Distance from Beverley Holidays: 4 miles

Length of Walk: 2.5 miles (circular route)

Terrain: Mixed, with some paved sections

Best Place to Start: Berry Head Pay on Exit Car Park

Facilities: Café, toilets, and information centre

Berry Head offers a spectacular coastal walk with breathtaking views of the English Riviera. This circular route takes you through a variety of terrains, including open grasslands and wooded areas. While some paths are rugged, there are also more accessible routes suitable for buggies and wheelchairs. The award winning Guardhouse Café is a perfect spot for refreshments, and the information centre provides interesting facts about the local wildlife. Dogs are welcome but should be kept on a lead due to cliff edges, protected wildlife zones and grazing cattle.

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Cockington Country Park, Torquay

Distance from Beverley Holidays: 4 miles

Length of Walk: Various routes, from 1 to 5 miles

Terrain: Mostly flat and paved, suitable for wheelchairs and buggies

Parking: Pay and display parking in Cockington Village and Cockington Court, pay on exit carparking at Cockington Higher Lodge.

Facilities: Café, Pub, toilets, and a craft centre

Cockington Country Park is a delightful destination for a leisurely walk with your dog. With several routes to choose from, you can tailor the walk to suit your preferences. The paths are well-maintained and mostly flat, making them ideal for wheelchairs and buggies. The park’s picturesque lakes, woodlands, and manicured gardens provide a serene setting for a relaxing stroll. Cockington Court offers lovely tearooms and a craft centre where you can browse local artisans’ work. Dogs are welcome throughout the park, and there are plenty of benches and shaded areas to take a break. Plus, you can extend your walk through the Watermeadows down to Torquay Seafront.

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Haytor and the Granite Tramway, Dartmoor

Distance from Beverley Holidays: 18 miles

Length of Walk: 3 miles (circular route)

Terrain: Mixed, including gravel paths and open moorland

Parking: Haytor Visitor Centre

Facilities: Visitor centre and toilets. Nearest cafes are Ullacombe Farm & Tinpickle and Rhum.

Dartmoor offers a wild and rugged landscape perfect for adventurous walks. The circular route around Haytor and the Granite Tramway provides stunning views over Dartmoor and a chance to explore the area’s granite heritage. The terrain is varied, with some gravel paths and open moorland, making it best suited for active walkers. The Haytor Visitor Centre has information about the local area. Dogs will love the wide-open spaces, but be sure to keep them on a lead near livestock.

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Pawadise Park, Beverley Bay

Don’t forget our very own Pawadise Park! Located on Beverley Bay, our recently upgraded dog exercise area ‘Pawadise Park’ gives doggy guests ample space to stretch their legs in a lovely secure gated setting with stunning sea views. You can enjoy post walk refreshment in the Saltwater Pub and Poolside Terrace or the Jetty Lounge, Bar and Terrace.

Pawadise Park Dog

Top Tips for enjoying dog walks in Devon

Devon offers a wonderful array of dog-friendly walks, each with its own unique charm. Whether you’re looking for a gentle coastal stroll or a more challenging hike, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. So, grab your walking boots, pack some treats for your furry friend, explore the beautiful landscapes and enjoy our favourite dog walks in Devon.

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