Favourite Devon Walks
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4 Popular Walks
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Walk 1 One hour-ish town walk
 2.3 miles (1 hour)
 difficulty 2/4 (easy)
Walk 2 Kent's Cavern & East Coast
 3 miles (1h 20)
 difficulty 3/4 (challenging)
Walk 3 to Cockington
 1.9 miles (50 mins)
 difficulty 2/4 (easy)
Walk 4 Torre Abbey
 1.1 miles (30 mins)
 difficulty 2/4 (easy)

The quay, it is believed, was built by monks who lived in a monastery near a Tor (craggy peak) - see Torre Abbey below.

After the battle of Waterloo Napoleon on his way to Elba became an unexpected tourist attraction when people hired boats to see him basking on HMS Bellerophon!

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Walk 1
One hour-ish town walk (2.3 miles)

A great circular walk exploring Torquay's ,magnificent coast line - allow 1.5 hours.

starting Point Start : Torquay Harbour, Torwood St

A The walk starts at Torquay Harbour.
Walk up Tor street for 100m then turn right into Parkhill Road.Turn 2nd left into Meadford Road.

B After Park Court Hotel on right turn left into Hesketh Road. Continue past some steps on either side. The road becomes unpaved and eventually zigzags to Meadford Beach - ignore any tracks on left.

C Turn right and follow the South West Coast Footpath (symbol is an acorn).
There is a cafe at Meadord Beach , but is not directly on your route.

D Soon the path branches left from Daddyhole Road. Part of this stretch can be quite narrow.

E Enjoy extensive views of the bay.
Follow the path back to Torquay harbour.


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The Singing Kettle & Tor Abbey
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Walk 2
Kent's Cavern & East Coast (3 miles)
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Torquay Coastline

This delightful walk combines the beautiful English Riviera with Kents Cavern following many footpaths ; .

Some sections along the coast include some climbs and descents

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starting Point Start :Car Park bottom of Ilsham Road
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Walk 3
to Cockington (1.9 miles)
starting Point Start : Torquay Harbour or Cockington

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Combine this with one of the Cockington walks, enjoy some tea in the gardens and return refreshed to Torquay!

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An interesting 'culture' walk


Walk 4
Torre Abbey (1.1 miles x 2 )
torquay harbour
Torquay Harbour
starting Point Start : Harbour, Torwood Street
A possible 'Walking from Home' walk

A varied Town walk combining the harbour with Torre Abbey dating back to 1196.

The abbey was built near a Saxon hamlet .
The monks established the first quay.

Lots of cafe's en route and at destination!

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 Walks near Torquay
Enjoy a great pub walk to the Babbacombe Cliff Railway,Oddicombe Beach and the Cary Arms overlooking the harbour & bay.
Two pleasant walks through this most enchanting village, known for its gift shops, craft centre, tea gardens and Drum Inn,designed by Lutyens.
A thriving fish market town with a picturesque harbour provides a popular centre for exploring a beautiful coastline with extensive views of Tor Bay.
This delightful walk takes you past Paignton's pier and its charming harbour.
This idyllic village with its famous pub attracts many tourists .
The tranquility and beauty of this estate gave Agatha Christie the inspiration for many a plot.
Two varied and most scenic walks.