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Best walks in Devon for families

Best walks in Devon for families

If you’re looking for walks in Devon that are suitable for kids of all ages then I’ve got some suggestions for you.

Many of these family hikes and accessible rambles have been tried and tested to give you information about the terrain, how long your walk will take and the fun things to spot along the way.

I’ve included:

  • coastal walks with amazing sea views
  • super easy routes that are accessible for all
  • and walks that have plenty of interesting features to keep little ones engaged.

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Best walks in Devon for toddlers

Here’s links to some of the best walks in Devon for toddlers. Expect accessible paths, fun trails and maybe a favourite book character or two.

Haldon Forest walk button
Head to Haldon Forest near Exeter for a walk with plenty to keep young children entertained including the latest Julia Donaldson inspired adventure trail
Avon Dam button
Find out about visiting Avon Dam in Dartmoor – an easy walk in Devon for toddlers and great for scooters, bikes and pushchairs as much of it is tarmac
Easy Dartmoor walks button
Dartmoor is renowned for its amazing hikes but they don’t all require expedition training. Click though to find some of the easier places for a family walk on Dartmoor

Coastal walks in Devon

Devon boasts two coastlines with some of the most incredible sections of the South West Coast Path. Here’s some tried and tested coastal walks for families to enjoy:

Little Dartmouth walk button
There’s a few options for taking this super scenic coast walk in South Devon – find out more about the easy and harder routes around Little Dartmouth
Gara Rock walk button
Take a circular walk from Gara Rock to Salcombe and don’t forget to stop for an ice cream along the way
Berry Head button
Berry Head Nature Reserve near Brixham is an easy walk with children that comes with lovely views, ruined forts and a great cafe for a pit stop
Brownstone Battery button
Step back in time for a walk around the Second World War batteries that protected the South Devon coast here at Brownstone Battery
Valley of Rocks walk button
Not for the faint-hearted, the scenery on the walk from the Valley of Rocks to Lynton is incredible. Hold on to little ones – this one is better suited to kids and teens as there’s some high cliffs

More walks in Devon

Here’s the best of some of the rest. We’ve not walked every place there is to explore in Devon yet. But we’ll have a jolly good go at it and add new walks as we do them.

Lydford Gorge walk button
This National Trust place has woodland walks through the deepest gorge in South West England, Lydford Gorge.
Waterfall walks in Devon button
If you love waterfalls here’s a round up of the walks where you’ll find them in Devon

More places to visit in Devon

You might also like to read my regional guides to things to do in: North Devon, South Devon, Mid Devon, West Devon, Dartmoor, The South Hams, and East Devon.

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