A walk in nature ticks all the boxes, whether you want to clear your head with a peaceful stroll, a free activity for the family to enjoy or a simple way to improve your fitness in beautiful surroundings.

We have 28 miles of coastal path and a network of footpaths, bridleways and trails that will lead you through woodland, open heath and river valleys – whatever your level of fitness or ability, whatever your age or interests you’ll find a walk that suits you.  


Plan gentle walks along accessible trails and discover wildlife, history and culture along the way – level paths, breathtaking views and perfect for families.

We have five trails mapped out, providing information and tips for a great day out. View the routes individually or find all of the walks and an AONB map in our Discover leaflet.

East Devon Way

A well-loved walking route passing  through the heart of the East Devon AONB, taking in hills, woods, rivers, commons and lovely rural villages.

Explore Devon Walks

Find long, short and accessible walks in the East Devon area and the wider county. 

South West Coast Path

Explore the stunning coastal scenery of the East Devon AONB and changing landscape of the Jurassic coast. Guidance, route maps and more.

Beer Village Walks

The village of Beer is a stunning village on the Jurassic Coast. The Beer Village Heritage website has a range of walking leaflets available to guide you around the area.

Public Rights of Way Map

Find out more about your local footpaths, bridleways and byways using this interactive map, displaying all the public rights of way in Devon.

Otter Valley Association Walks

Frequent walks, organised to explore and enjoy the natural beauty of the Otter Valley and surrounding area. 

Sidmouth Walking Festival

The Sidmouth & East Devon Walking Festival takes place in September every year and offers a fabulous week of free guided walks, led by experienced local experts.

There are several walks to choose from each day, each one exploring the wonderful scenic coastal walking of Sidmouth and hidden gems of East Devon.

Permissive Footpaths

Permissive paths pass through private land and are not public rights of way. Instead, they are routes that the public can use thanks to permission granted by the landowners and can play an important role in improving public access to the countryside.

New permissive routes have been created at Appledore Farm, Farway, as part of our Farming in Protected Landscapes programme.


East Devon Ramblers

East Devon Ramblers are a very enthusiastic and friendly group, and invite you to walk with them. Visitors and new members are most welcome.

Nature Reserves

From ancient woods to stunning heaths and wetland havens, these tranquil nature reserves are rich in wildlife and free to visit and explore.

Pebblebed Heaths

Superb and accessible area of wilderness, ideal for a range of recreational activities for people of all ages.

Devon Loves Dogs

Devon Loves Dogs is a free membership scheme for dog owners and dog walkers. Their aim is to protect our treasured countryside and encourage responsible dog ownership so that everyone can enjoy our special wildlife sites now and in the future.

Their ‘four paws code’ gives the best advice for ensuring dogs stay safe on countryside walks, keeping our landscapes in the best condition and our wildlife protected at the same time. Take only memories, leave only paw prints.

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.