Not Just Cornwall – Walks in Devon
Devon offers an abundance of scenic walks for your enjoyment, each suitable for varying walking abilities. Here is a short list of some great walks within 30 – 60 minutes drive of Crylla Valley to suit everyone.
Situated in Plymouth, and known for its wildlife such as deer, kingfishers, peregrine falcons and sea trout to name a few, Plymbridge Woods is a beautiful and easy walk which allows you to stroll through ancient woodland next to the River Plym. If you have a dog, this is the perfect place to bring them, a walk that’s not too strenuous, at only a mile long (1.6 km) with flat terrain (although be aware that there is one flight of steps) and it generally takes around 30 – 40 minutes to complete.
Wembury Beach to Heybrook Bay
At 3 miles (4.8km) long, this is more of a moderate walk very close to Plymouth Sound from Wembury Beach to Heybrook Bay and takes roughly two hours to complete. It is a cliff top walk with breathtaking sea views, so be aware to take caution not to walk too close to the edge. The terrain is reasonably level throughout, although as expected being on a coastal walk along the cliff tops, there are some steep climbs to take into account if you’re planning on doing this walk. Dogs are welcome, however they must be kept on a lead for their own safety and also for the safety of the Dartmoor ponies you will encounter along the way.
Bellever Forest is a walk near Postbridge Yelverton, and is also 3 miles (4.5km) long, taking an average of 1.5hrs to complete. It starts at the Forestry Commission car park in Postbridge, and has a village pub and shop located close to the beginning of the walk route. This is a particularly good walk for families, as it is in an idyllic setting and has a picnic area within it. There is also a river where you are able to swim.
Forts and Castles of Plymouth Sound
Located at Jennycliff Plymouth, this is a walk for those of you with an interest in the heritage of the area, and also suitable for those looking to push yourself further, as this is a walk that is longer in distance. Difficulty level rated as moderate, it is 7 miles long and a little more challenging than the walks previously mentioned. On this walk you will pass many defence buildings which are so important to Plymouth’s naval history from over the centuries. The walk is around the eastern side of Plymouth Sound which really does boast some amazing views, and is definitely worth your time.
Two Bridges to Wistman’s Wood
Out of all the recommendations on this list, this circular walk is the longest at 10 miles (16km). It begins at the Bridge’s car park and then the route is very simple as going north you just have to keep a lookout for the footpath posts which direct you. You’ll walk over moors which will eventually lead to Littaford Tors, you will also see the west dart river and eventually end up in Wistman’s Wood where you’ll find specimens of trees which are outstandingly over 400 years old. One for those who are looking for more of a challenge.
Crylla Valley Cottages is perfectly located to experience what both Devon and Cornwall have to offer. If you are looking for a short break to get away from it all, then take a look at our self catering holiday cottages.