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A woman sitting on top of a cliff at the Valley of Rocks overlooking the North Devon coast

Tranquil North Devon Walking Holidays

A walker's paradise with some of the most beautiful scenery in the UK.

If you’re looking for a walking hotel in Devon, the Sandy Cove is the perfect base. With excellent access to the North Devon coastline and Exmoor you can explore an array of stunning walks during your stay. What’s more, with comfortable rooms, 3 AA Rosette award winning dining and a relaxing swimming pool, it’s the perfect place to put your feet up after a day of exploring.

Broadsands beach on the North Devon coast on a sunny day

The South West Coast Path

Whether you are looking for an afternoon stroll to take you to a beautiful view, or for a challenge like no other in hiking the South West Coast Path has a wealth of different walks. The heritage, wildlife, geology and scenery along the way are truly inspirational.

A bright, summery day at Hele Bay near Ilfracombe on the North Devon coast

The North Devon Coast

The North Devon coast boasts many amazing walks with spectacular scenery such as Lymonth to Combe Martin, Ilfracombe to Woolacombe and from Sandy Cove to Ilfracombe.

Valley of Rocks on Exmoor National Park near Lynton & Lynmouth on the North Devon coast

Valley of Rocks

Spectacular rocks, woodland walks, tree-clad headlands with a secluded bay and a Victorian folly and heathland high above the Valley of Rocks, with wonderful views over a dramatic landscape. If you choose a clear day you will see fantastic views across the Bristol Channel to the Welsh coast. You may see some of the goats that live in the valley.

The cliffs and sea at Heddons Mouth

Heddons Mouth

A gentle stroll through ancient woodland alongside the River Heddon, to where it meets the sea between some of England’s highest cliffs. Designated a Site of Scientific Interest the Heddon Valley is home to a variety of wildlife including otters and the rare high brown fritillary butterfly.

Trees on the banks of the East Lyn River and Watersmeet in Lynmouth, North Devon


This is an interesting and varied National Trust trail at Watersmeeet with beautiful scenery and wildlife. A series of super trails through 200 acres of river gorge and woodland. There is an abundance of wildlife to look out for including otters, red deer and buzzards. If you're looking for a walking hotel in Devon to explore these beautiful spots, why not come and stay at the Sandy Cove Hotel?

The bridge over the Glen Lyn Gorge in Lynmouth on a sunny day

Lynmouth Circular Walk via Countisbury

This is a lovely and varied walk that takes in some of the best scenery this part of Exmoor has to offer. The picturesque harbour town of Lynmouth provides an opportunity to explore the Glen Lyn Gorge.

Part of the Tarka Trail country path with hedges and trees to either side

Tarka Trail

Inspired by Henry Williamson’s novel ‘Tarka the Otter’ which was based on real places, this 163 mile recreation follows Tarka’s journeys in a figure of eight, through the northern part of the county, designated by UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve. The trail takes you through an ever-changing variety of wonderful Devon scenery, wooded river valleys, rugged moorland and dramatic coast. It is one of the country's longest, continuous, traffic-free walking and cycling paths, running just over 30 miles from Braunton to Meeth.

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