Favourite Devon Walks
  Popular Donkey Sanctuary Walks
2 Popular Walks
donkeys grazing in peace Donkeys Grazing in Peace
Walk 1 Short Circular to the Sea
 2.6 miles (1h 10)
 difficulty 3/4 (challenging)
Walk 2 Coast & Salcombe Regis
 3.8 miles (1h 40)
 difficulty 4/4 (challenging)

Where can I make an interesting walk after having visited the Donkey Sanctuary?


Point of Interest Donkey Sanctuary
parking Car Park Donkey Sanctuary
Walk 1
Short Circular to the Sea (2.6 miles)
wreck of napoli
Wreck of Napoli


This is an ideal family walk around the Donkey Sanctuary near Sidmouth. Although short (2.6 miles) , allow for at least 1 hour and 20 minutes ,as the route involves one steep climb.

Follow a public footpath through the donkey sanctuary to the coast line where the views are quite stunning. You have an option to bravely descend to the beach following steep steps.

Follow the south west coastal path for half a mile then make sure where the path splits you take a right path inland to a gate - see map . It is tempting to continue along the coast - check GPS.

In January 2007 the Napoli ran aground nearby containing brand new BMW bikes.

Wreck of Napoli
1 hr 20 mins
tracks bridle,footpaths
country lanes
main roads
0 %
altitude range
45 - 150 m
quality of track


Walk 2
Coast & Salcombe Regis (3.8 miles)
South West Coastal Path
South West Coastal Path


A delightful but strenuous walk following the South West coastal path towards Sidmouth offering stunning views of South West coastline.

It turns inland to the picturesque village of Salcombe Regis.

En Route No pubs or cafe
 Walks near Donkey Sanctuary
Two Popular Circular Walks around the picturesque village of Branscombe with stunning views of the Jurassic coast.
A must do walk if you are in the area involving some climbing but views are stunning!
Great walks combining forests,moorland and sea with breathtaking views of the Jurassic coast.
  Salcombe Hill & Salcombe Regis  
Enjoy a picnic with spectacular views of the coast and explore the famous Norman Lockyer Observatory where helium was first discovered.