From running a coast trail or walking by the river, to searching for wildlife and jumping in woodland puddles – being active outdoors comes in all shapes and sizes.   

Whether you want a challenge to get your pulse racing, adventure time with the family, or tranquil places to slow down, you’ll find inspiration for being more active in the AONB landscape. 


At just under 40 miles, this well-loved walking route passes  through the heart of the East Devon AONB, taking in hills, woods, rivers, commons and lovely rural villages.

Made up of footpaths, bridleways and quiet country lanes, the route is well marked and can be walked in sections.  Perfect for exploring the wildlife, history and beauty of our landscape. 

Outdoors and active


More footpaths, trails and routes to explore – for all to enjoy, whatever your ability. 


Exploring the countryside on two wheels – tracks, pathways and popular challenges. 

Horse Riding

Stables, clubs and riding schools in the AONB.

Water Activities

Jurassic coast shorelines and meandering rivers are the perfect places to swim, fish, sail and play.

Things to do

Off the sofa and into the great outdoors, there are lots of easy ways to enjoy time in the countryside or by the sea.

Walk this Way - Walking for Health

East Devon ‘Walk this Way’ scheme runs short, group walks led by friendly, specially trained volunteers who are on hand to provide encouragement and support.

More to Explore

East Devon AONB Projects

We lead, partner and support projects that focus on a wide range of themes, including landscape and heritage, environmental quality and climate, biodiversity, recreation and tourism.

Outdoors & Active

Whether you prefer walking, cycling, running or playing, everyone feels happier and healthier when they spend time in nature being more active.

East Devon Way

Discover the hidden gems of East Devon and explore this much loved walking route that links 40 miles of public footpaths, trails and bridleways.