Favourite Devon Walks
  Popular Dawlish Walks
5 Popular Walks
Near Cowhole Rock Near Cowhole Rock
Walk 1 Classic Dawlish
 2.5 miles (1h 10)
 difficulty 2/4 (easy)
Walk 2 Dawlish Warren
 3.6 miles (1h 30)
 difficulty 2/4 (easy)
Walk 3 Dawlish to Holcombe
 2.5 miles (1h 10)
 difficulty 4/4 (challenging)
Walk 4 Town Trail
 1.7 miles (50 mins)
 difficulty 1/4 (easy)
Walk 5 Pub Trail
 1.5 miles (40 mins)
 difficulty 1/4 (easy)

Dawlish is known for its sandy beaches, black swans & the Brunel railway line along its coast.

Jane Austen visited Dawlish in 1802 for a long holiday.

She seemed to have been unimpressed with its library.


Point of Interest Black Sawns, stunning views & beach
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Witches Bowl, 11Queen Street
Walk 1
Classic Dawlish (2.5 miles)


Railway Walk An ideal circular Train Trail from Dawlish Station
starting Point Start :Station Road or West Cliff Rd

This gentle walk follows part of small river, the Dawlish Water, with its famous black swans introduced from Australia.

On the town's outskirts, it climbs fairly steadily for about 15 minutes, but descends gently offering magnificent views of the sea and countryside.

The final stretch is along the sea front towards Cowhole Rock and a row of colourful beach huts.

2.5 miles
1 hrs 15 mins
main roads
1 min
altitude range
1 - 97 m
quality of track

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parking Residential West Cliff Road


Walk 2
Dawlish Warren (3.6 miles)


A delightful & easy walk following mainly footpaths into Dawlish Warren Nature Reserve & sandy beaches to the mouth of the river Exe.

The route returns along the sea following the Southwest Coast Path to Dawlish town.

starting Point 1 : Rainbows Cafe ,Dawlish Warren
2: A379 near shops

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Free Limited Parking on A379 or Pay & Display at Dawlish Warren


Walk 3
Dawlish to Holcombe (2.5 miles)


A short & quite challenging but varied pub walk.to Holcombe with stunning views of the sea.

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Walk 4
Town Trail (1.7 miles)


A pleasant town walk highlighting Dawlish's uniqueness and history.

This is one of our 'Thirty Five Minute Walks'
Witches Bowl , 11 Queen Street
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Walk 5
Pub Trail (1.5 miles)


A great trail taking in all the 9 surviving pubs in Dawlish.

See the Dawlish Ale Trail

 Walks near Dawlish
  Dawlish to Holcombe
An ideal pub walk to Holcombe with magnificent views of the Devon coastline.
This walk follows a lush and undisturbed valley of the 'Dawlish Waters' and retraces a route vividly described by the 18th century John Swete in his 'Journal Eleven'
Two pleasant walks from this picture postcard village.