Coastal Path Walks

East Devon's coastline forms part of the stunning Jurassic Coast; England's first natural World Heritage Site.

Geoneedle, Orcombe Point, is a five metre high stone sculpture which represents all the rocks found in the cliffs of the Jurassic Coast and marks the westerly extent of the World Heritage Site.

You will also find sandy beaches perfect for family activities at Orcombe Point.

On Salcombe Hill take in the views over Sidmouth and as far away as Portland Bill in Dorset. In summer the area is filled with wildflowers, like fox gloves and buttercups, which in turn attract an array of butterflies.

Red sandstone cliffs rise high above the picturesque Salcombe Regis Valley. Find your way to Salcombe's pebble beach by the footpath through the valley bottom, to Salcombe Mouth.

Located between Sidmouth and Seaton, the isolated pebble beach of Weston Mouth is a short walk to the cliffs of Dunscombe and the secluded valley of Lincombe, which is excellent for wild flowers and butterflies.

Explore the traditional village of Branscombe, set deep in a valley, where the National Trust has an information centre, working forge, mill and an old bakery tea-room.

  • Discover the East Devon AONB

    Added: 06 May 2013
    The East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) landscape is characterised by intimate wooded combes, vast areas of heathland, fertile river valleys and breathtaking cliffs or hilltops. It includes the East Devon section of the Jurassic Coast - England's first natural World Heritage Site - and is a living, working landscape shaped by many centuries of farming activity...........
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  • East Devon Ramblers

    Added: 19 July 2012
    We are an enthusiastic and friendly walking group, based in beautiful East Devon, and, if you are interested in walking, we invite you to walk with us.
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  • Sidmouth: Coast & River

    Added: 17 June 2012
    Spectacular walk along the red cliffs of east Devon to the estuary at the mouth of the River Otter then following the river upstream before climbing out of the valley up onto Mutters Moor.
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  • Heart of Devon

    Added: 17 June 2012
    Experience the unspoilt beauty of the Heart of Devon on foot, with miles of rolling countryside offering exhilarating views and some of the finest stretches of coastline in Britain. Whether you fancy a short, leisurely stroll or a long distance hike, you will be spoilt for choice.
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  • Mutter's Moor

    Added: 17 June 2012
    A strenuous but rewarding walk through 185 million years of geological history, displayed in the towering red cliff at High Peak, and more than five thousand years of human history. Stone tools have been found here from the Stone Age, and there are the remains of an Iron Age hillfort up on the summit of High Peak, where there are tremendous views out over a landscape whose patterns of fields, strips and ancient trackways tell their own tale of agricultural methods over the centuries.
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  • Sidmouth Valley, Ridge and Jurassic Coast

    Added: 17 June 2012
    Sidmouth is an attractive seaside town on the coast of East Devon. Situated on the floor of the valley of the River Sid where it meets the sea, it is flanked on both sides by high ridges which both contain the town and give it its scenic backdrop.
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  • Salcombe Hill

    Added: 17 June 2012
    From Salcombe Hill, high above Sidmouth, you drop through woodland to the path running along beside the River Sid to the seafront, where a shingle ridge provides a buffer zone between the sea and the town. The Alma Bridge, with its nineteenth century origins, leads to the cliff-path zigzagging up the hill, above the towering red cliffs, to bring you up to a viewpoint with breathtaking views out over Lyme Bay and the famous cliffs of the Jurassic Coast.
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