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Scenic Walks Around Torbay

As the summer has all but vanished on us, Torbay meets autumn with a cooler and colourful welcome.

While this might not be the perfect weather this traditional seaside resort is associated with, there’s a lot more to Torbay than just sun, sea and sand.

The area offers some of the best walking areas in the country. It forms part of the South west coastal path, Britain’s longest footpath system covering an area of 630 miles. The area passes through a wonderful array of landscapes, ranging from picturesque countryside, vast open spaces of moorland and sleepy rural hamlets.

Among the best places to walk is along Torquay’s coral coast. This 5.6km walk takes you on a journey around the coast of the town, giving walkers an insight into the incredible rock formations and geological features dating back to the ice age, as well as the best wildlife the area offers. The walk mainly consists of a mostly flat and level path overlooking Torbay, despite the few minor inclines, the route is accessible for all abilities, including wheelchair users.

Another walk, this time going inland, takes you on a two mile trip through the nature reserve of “Berry Head”. The protected reserve is home to a whole array of wild flowers and different species of birds, adding to the breathtaking views out to sea and over Torbay which are first class. The route also takes you to the well preserved “Naval Fort”, once used to protect the town during the Napoleonic war. There is also an artillery house, which has since been renovated into a museum, displaying the history of area as well as handy tips for spotting the areas wildlife.

If you’re interested in walking the gorgeous paths of the Torbay coastline for South Devon Breaks, or you are just looking for a Caravan Site Devon for your ideal accommodation for a walking holiday.


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