A stretch of green and pleasant coast and countryside is never far away in Torbay. There are over 100 miles of footpaths, permissive routes and horse-riding routes criss-crossing Torbay. A selection of the best circular walks and routes are listed below.
South West Coast Path
This is a long distance route of 630 miles which follows the coast along the south west peninsula from Minehead to Dorset Poole Harbour. The Torbay section runs along the coast from Sharkham Point to Maidencombe. Visit the South West Coast Path Association website for further information.
The English Riviera Tourist Board have published a booklet promoting 16 walks in Torbay and the surrounding area. The booklet is available from the Tourist office. However, the English Riviera walks leaflet (see Related Documents) contains some of the walks that use a significant part of the PROW network.
Further details including an audio guide are available on the English Riviera Website.
Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust
The Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust manage the majority of Torbay's open countryside including Cockington, Berry Head National Nature Reserve and Sharkham Point. Attached is a link to the TCCT website which contains information on a number of walks and routes.
The Greenway Walk is a six mile trail around the estate of the Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie. This walk leads you to the National Trust’s historic Greenway from Torbay, following green lanes through the countryside of the South Devon area towards the Dart estuary and back through the village of Galmpton.
John Musgrave Heritage Trail
The John Musgrave Heritage Trail is a 35 mile trail which takes in a large section of South Devon’s wonderfully unique and varied landscape. The trail is split into four sections, Maidencombe to Cockington, Cockington to Totnes, Totnes to Dittisham and Greenway to Brixham. A large part of the trail is in Torbay. Details are available from the South Devon Ramblers Association .
Bay Walks is a programme of regular led walks aimed to improve health in the Bay. Supported by Torbay and Southern Devon Health and Care NHS Trust, Torbay Council and most importantly local residents. Bay Walks is affiliated to the national Walking for Health scheme. The initiative aims to improve the health and fitness of people. Bay Walks covers many areas with the aim of improving health whilst discovering interesting and beautiful parts of the Bay. The walks are led by trained volunteers and provide an opportunity to socialise by walking with others. There are walks for all abilities.
English Riviera Geopark
The coastline of the English Riviera has been designated a national geopark. Further information on the Geopark trail is included on the English Riviera Geopark website.
You can also take part in - A programme of walks and activities designed for improved health in the Bay.
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- Berry Head National Nature Reserve
- English Riviera Geopark
- National Trust
- South Devon Ramblers Association
- South West Coast Path Association
- Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust
- Walking for Health
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