Enjoy Devon walks during your holiday in Dawlish Warren
For some of our visitors at Sandays walking is the sole purpose of the holiday and they are usually heading off around the Exe Estuary or onto the coastal path. For many of you however it is just a part of your holiday to do a bit of walking each day, or perhaps to dedicate a day to something a bit longer. There are many lovely possibilities for Devon walks and we are mentioning just a few of them here.
There is nothing closer to Sandays B&B or more stunning than a walk around the Warren itself. The Warren is a sandspit that stretches for one and a half miles across the estuary and makes for a wonderful circular walk of around 3 miles.
A surprising variety of terrain and wildlife, and the most fantastic views in all directions makes this walk a real pleasure. There is a bird hide and also a Nature Reserve Centre (check opening times), making this walk a favourite for bird watchers. Read more about bird watching at the Dawlish Warren Nature Reserve.
Multiple walks lead from Sandays B&B (Dawlish Warren) to the pretty seaside town of Dawlish. Follow the promenade along this beautiful stretch of the South Devon coastline, follow the coastal path or combine the two.
Read more about the walks between Dawlish Warren and Dawlish
This walk is the start of the Exe Trail. Set off along Warren Road and you will soon see a footpath / cycle track to your left. This is a very pleasant walk passing fields and streams.
Read more about the walk from Dawlish Warren to Cockwood
Sandays B&B is on the Exe Estuary Trail, which runs along part of Warren Road before joining a parallel pathway. We are delighted to welcome walkers and cyclists and hope you will linger with us to learn more about the Warren and surrounding area.
Read more about the Exe Estuary Trail
Devon welcomes visitors in all sorts of ways and one of them is to provide a lot of information and suggestions about how best to enjoy the towns as well as the open spaces. In Exeter there is a daily schedule of free guided walks: the “Red Coat Guided Tours”, these are highly recommended.
Most other towns have maps and town trails and many hours can be enjoyed strolling with a purpose to spot all the places of interest. Whilst learning more about the town there might be time to explore a market, participate in local festivals or simply partake in some local food & drink.
Dartmoor is a wonderful and very atmospheric place and there are many well documented short walks available with refreshment stops. There are opportunities for guided walks and talks about the moor throughout the main season, see http://www.dartmoor-npa.gov.uk/
Click here to read more about the lovely walks on Dartmoor
The southwest coastal path covers 115 miles in South Devon alone, coinciding along the way with parts of the Templar Way and the Exe Estuary trail. Parts of the route can be very strenuous and most people do small sections at a time. Many of the documented leisure walks for the area are where a section of the coastal path has been used as part of the creation of a circular walk. These are usually designed to take in some of the loveliest views and can be no longer than 3 to 4 miles. We have quite a selection of maps & walk books at Sandays and may be able to help you sort out a route. The South West Coast path itself is well waymarked.
Haldon Forest is a magical place about 20 minutes drive from Sandays, close to Exeter Racecourse. There are 4 well marked walking trails including the Discovery Trail, a multi-use, all-ability trail with traditional and natural play features, and the Sensory Trail at Mamhead has been specially designed to stimulate the senses of visitors of all abilities. We like the Raptor trail because it loops close to the wonderful Belvedere Tower and we take a detour to enjoy the views.
Read more about Haldon Forest