Devon Coast

Fun & walking by the coast

Devon Coast is a Staying in One Place style walking trip with different excursions and walks to enjoy daily. You’ll explore the South Hams area of Devon.

Officially an area of outstanding beauty its history can be traced back to the early Dubonni tribe, translated as deep valley dwellers they would later give the county its name.

This varied walking tour also offers boat rides, a steam train experience, coastal walks, a lost village, author Agatha Christie’s home with coastal seascapes and inland views of hills and white plaster cottages.

Devon Coast, staying in one place / centre based

To request a detailed 20 page mini brochure with example itinerary for this trip or ask questions – please use the form to your right >>

Firstly, Devon is easy to reach. Perhaps easier than you might think. Only 3 hours direct from London to Totnes and a 20 minute taxi ride and you are there.

Your reward – being plunged into lands and seas that feel so different to other counties of South West England. Devon took its name from the early Dubonni tribe, translated as deep valley dwellers. And asides Devon’s deep green valleys there are seascapes, villages, ancient white plastered cottages, stories of shipwrecks, fishing and boats.

The South Hams is a landscape of rolling green hills dotted with small towns. It includes some of the most unspoiled coastline on the south coast which along with the Avon and Dart valleys form the South Devon Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

This ‘Staying In One Place’ walking trip can be up to six nights, which we heartily recommend. There is so much to see and explore.

To request a detailed 20 page mini brochure with example itinerary for this trip or ask questions – please use the form to your right >>


Walking & Hiking Tours in Devon

Flexible walking

Your walking itinerary will be customised to suit your requirements and the English season. You can start your inn to inn tour on any day / date (subject to availability) and stay from 3 to 6 nights. We recommend booking early as our trips are popular and availability at our small country inns, limited. Please be aware that from mid-July & August is peak holiday season and due to crowds we do not offer the trail at this time.

Trail highlights include:

  • Discover a diverse British history including Saxon, Norman, Medieval and modern
  • Enjoy sights in an official Area Of Outstanding Beauty
  • Find white plaster Devon cottages and beautiful rural towns and villages
  • Wander through Devon’s deep green valleys and enjoy views to the sea
  • Find tales of shipwrecks, fishing and the seas
  • Walk on the beach, skim a pebble, go for a paddle!
  • Enjoy delicious local food and drink at fantastic country pubs and local restaurants
  • Discover a lost village, Agatha Christie’s house, ride a steam train and go on a ferry boat ride

For an example itinerary and photographs from the trail and of the accommodations, simply add your details in the form (to the right) >>

Devon tides

Getting here

Getting here is easy, your trail is located a 30 minute taxi ride from Totnes train station. Totnes is a 3 hour train ride direct from London.

For overseas guests the nearest airport is at London Heathrow. There is a regional airport at Exeter or Bristol.

Convenient airport transfers can be arranged on request, please ask us for the details and prices.

Devon country bedroom

About the accommodations

Our hand-picked guest house has a super relaxed and superbly comfortable feel and is ably run by a delightful young couple.

Set in a small village with a village shop (useful) and a pub all rooms are spacious and well appointed. There is a guest lounge to relax in if you wish with a fire to warm the cooler months.

Breakfast is enjoyed in the conservatory and includes local bacon, sausages, plenty of toast or enjoy something lighter with cereals, yoghurt and fresh fruits, eggs, fruit juices and coffee.

We love that the guest house shares our passion for fantastic customer service and happy guests.

Devon countryside

Prices & Availability

This tour is available starting any nights (subject to availability) from 3 nights to 5 nights. We strongly advise booking in advance as places are limited. The trail is best enjoyed between March & November. Please be aware that from mid-July to August is peak holiday season and due to crowds we do not offer the trail at this time.

Example budgeting quotes:

Prices start from –

* From £370 per person# for 3 nights
* From £505 per person# for 4 nights

You will receive a fully detailed itinerary, confirmations of your accommodations and a price quote before you book. Once you confirm your booking your price will be guaranteed and no surcharges will be added.

#Based on two sharing en-suite accommodation, staying on a bed & breakfast basis. Includes all luggage transfers, accommodation & transport.


  • Independent (self guided) walking days tailored to you and the season
  • Tailored Walk and Explore Box
  • Local Ordnance Survey™ maps (waterproof)
  • Trail guide cards (waterproof one for each day with easy to follow instructions)
  • Local stories and histories
  • Recommended lunchtime stops at country pubs and cafes
  • Nature cards for identifying wild flowers, trees and animals
  • Seasonal nature guide book
  • Sweets (for a boost on route)
  • Your en-suite accommodation in a classic en-suite bedroom (superior upgrades available)
  • Breakfasts
  • Transport drop off service to the start of your trail when it makes a better walk.
  • Help and support before your trip

How to book?

Contact us with your preferred dates and we will look after the rest. You can call us on +44 (0) 1747 820626 or use the form to your right to send a message or request an itinerary.

Walking holiday in Devon

From our guests

“What a wonderful trip. Based on a friend’s recommendation I contacted Foot Trails. From the moment I spoke to them I felt welcome, cared for and well informed.”
Gayle, Torronto, Canada

“Once again you have organised a wonderful 12 days of walking. We loved the coastal walks in Devon, inspiring and breath-taking in their ruggedness.”
Mark and Bev, Canada

“I can’t express how good the experience was. The team at Foot Trails was great. They listened to what we wanted to do and planned the perfect trip for us.”
Steve, Australia

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Pebble Beach in Devon

How do I find my way?

Trails are devised using our local knowledge and rigorously tested and checked. Find your way using either the easy to follow trail cards if you prefer not to map read, or the local Ordnance survey maps provided. Or a combination of both. For peace of mind an on call service is provided every day including weekends between 8am and 6pm.

Where will I be walking?

Your walks are on public rights of way and a mixture of paths, tracks and trails through woodland, on farm land, village country lanes and countryside. Most walking is away from roads. Everything you need will be provided in your walk and explore pack.

For a more fully detailed example itinerary for this holiday, simply pop your details in the form to the right.

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