Devon vs Cornwall - The Ramblers' Top West Country Walks
The South West of England is renowned for some of the best walking routes in the country. From pretty harbourside walks to cliff-side rambles along dramatic stretches of coastline, we’ve worked with walking experts, the Ramblers, to bring you seven of the best walks in the West.
Bedruthan, The Devil's Steps - Cornwall
Starting point: Mawgan Porth Beach
This linear walk takes you past seven perfect sandy beaches and dramatic cliffs with distinctive marine flora. Long stretches of this exceptionally beautiful coast remain wild and unspoilt and you’ll be treated to picture-postcard coves.
Musbury Castle Circular - Devon
Starting point: Musbury Car Park
This route takes you along stretches of the East Devon Way, treating you to incredible views over the Axe Valley and across the English Channel. Take time to stop and admire the church of St Michael and Musbury Castle, an Iron Age hill fort.
Saltash, Trematon & Trevollard - Cornwall
Starting point: Latchbrook Cottages, Saltash
A circular walk along lanes, field paths and through meadows and woods with beautiful river views. A highlight of the route is a swamp, which on a hot day takes on a semi-tropical atmosphere and is packed full of interesting wildlife.
Bowerman's Nose, Tor Stories - Devon
Starting point: Widecombe-in-the-Moor Village Green
Starting at the quintessential Dartmoor village of Widecome-in-the-Moor, this route takes you up the high hills encircling it to a series of spectacular viewpoints extending across the whole of Devon. Look out for prehistoric hut circles, menhirs and stone rows.
Truro - Cornwall
Starting point: Truro Cathedral
Starting from the grand Truro Cathedral, this route takes you on a scenic tour of the historic city of Truro. You won’t be contained to the city alone, with some beautiful countryside walking and a stretch along the western bank of the River Truro.
Historic Hidden Haytor, Dartmoor - Devon
Starting point: Haytor Visitor Information Centre car park
A gentle and varied walk stepping back in time to look at long forgotten industries and transport systems. Learn more about the Haytor Granite Tramway and Haytor quarries, as well as enjoying the lovely moorland of Dartmoor.
Circular Walk from Looe to Polperro - Cornwall
Starting point: Looe Railway Station
This walk takes you along the picturesque and rugged coastline for five miles to Polperro, once a busy harbour popular with smugglers, now a tourist destination. You’ll return to Looe inland along a bridleway and minor roads.
The Ramblers is Britain’s largest organisation for walkers with over 100,000 members across England, Scotland and Wales.