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Walking

Put away the sat-nav, fold up the road maps and explore the English Riviera on foot. While a car is convenient, there's plenty of scope for walkers of any age to leave the stresses of daily life behind, and get to grips with the stunning countryside by exploring the paths and trails that criss-cross the region. Days out on the English Riviera don't have to cost any more than the price of a few sandwiches to keep you going!

Things to Do

Princess Gardens of Mayfair

Princess Gardens

A wander along Torquay/s seafront will take you alongside Torquay Marina and through the pretty waterside Princess Gardens, a promenade lined with palm trees, well-manicured flowerbeds and an ornate water fountain.↵↵The gardens take their name from Princess Louise, the then Princess Royal and ... read more

Royal Terrace Gardens

Royal Terrace Gardens

Very recently Royal Terrace Gardens, also known as Rock Walk, has undergone a major facelift by Torbay Council with major structural works having been completed to secure the rock face behind the gardens before re-planting could begin.↵↵A magnificent new illuminated staircase leading to a new ... read more

Torre Abbey Gardens

Torre Abbey Gardens

Do not touch! is the warning for all visitors to the Potent Plants Garden at Torre Abbey. Inspired by the life of crime writer Agatha Christie, the Abbey's head gardener dug deep into the murky world of poisons, antidotes and remedies in Christie's novels and created a garden featuring a variety ... read more

Ringmore and Bigbury

Ringmore and Bigbury

South West Coast Path - Ringmore and Bigbury, Dog-friendly Walk

A walk that's relaxing and bracing. Beaches with a lovely lazy feel, refreshing open clifftops, the timelessly delightful village of Ringmore tucked away, and enough 'up-and-down' to get the circulation going. A wonderful wal ... read more

Strete to Stoke Fleming

Strete to Stoke Fleming

South West Coast Path - Strete to Stoke Fleming, Dog-friendly Walk

This stunning new section of Coast Path opened Easter 2005 and gives access to a spectacular section of coastline with great views over Start Bay, Slapton Ley, Blackpool Sands and across to the Daymark near Froward Point.< ... read more

Churston and Broadsands

Churston & Broadsands

South West Coast Path - Churston and Broadsans, Dog-frendly walk

An exploration of a living, but tranquil area of countryside and coastline that divides the residential outskirts of Paignton and Brixham.Use this walk (or part of it) to visit the red sand beach at Broadsands.

Churs ... read more