From famous landscapes, historic coast and beautiful countryside here are our four favourite walks to explore this spring.
We never tire of hearing client stories and recently one client – Elaine – shared how much getting out in the fresh air and walking her new puppy helped her clear her head and gather her thoughts throughout her divorce. So this got us thinking; where are the best places to go for a walk in our region? The question was difficult as we are truly spoilt for choice. It seems as if everyone at Stephens Scown has their own favourite walk and we had a hard time choosing! But here are our four top walks.
Budleigh Salterton to Otterton Mill
This walk explores 4.7 miles of the South West Coast path taking in history, wildlife and the amazing Devon coastline. It’s not too energetic and you can easily take a bus back to the start if you don’t fancy the walk home: https://www.southwestcoastpath.org.uk/walksdb/7/
There are unlimited possibilities for walking on Dartmoor and not all of them have to involve OS maps, emergency rations and rucksacks. They do all however offer a beautiful view and a chance for some fresh air. Haytor and Hound Tor are two of the most popular tors. There is easy parking and lots of circular routes that take in the natural beauty and history of the area. You can also find an ice cream van in the main car park if you need refreshment.
A short hop across the border to Cornwall and you arrive at the great open expanse of Bodmin, made famous by Daphne Du Maurier, with lots of walks to explore. Make sure you have time to stop off at the Jamaica Inn and discover its legendary past.
This route starts at Minions and includes bronze age settlements and mining heritage as well as stunning views: http://www.iwalkcornwall.co.uk/walk/minions_and_cheesewring
The River Exe
No matter where you are in the city of Exeter you are never too far from a green space. This walk starts at Exeter Quay and takes you along the Exe Valley way. It is relatively flat so perfect for buggies, there are also quite a few places to stop for refreshments like the Tally Ho Inn: https://www.exploredevon.info/activities/walk/short-walks/exeter-and-countess-wear/
At Stephens Scown, we are proud of our South West heritage – so much so that we have produced our very own guide to the region. Download our Love Where You Live guide https://www.stephens-scown.co.uk/campaigns/lovewhereyoulive/