Walks

On these page you will find walks with buggies and wheelchairs, walks with dogs and easy walks of a mile or so. Start off gently with a walk along the sea wall and before you know it you will be up in the hills with wide views of the Exe Estuary and Torbay in the distance. These walks will take you along the coast to stretch those legs, around the town and into the dunes of the Warren. To Teignmouth and Starcross and up into the hills of Haldon to get some of the best views of Devon’s coastline and countryside. The map below gives an overview of all of the walks in and around Dawlish detailed within this section of the website.
Information on Dawlish Walking Festival, Walking Groups, and walks from Teignmouth can be found using the links below the map.

Click on a numbered circle below to find out more about each walk or download the Dawlish 8 Walks Booklet
Or use the links below the map.

Map showing eight different walks in and around Dawlish & Teignmouth

Walk 1 - Town Centre Trail

Walk 1 - Town Centre Trail

Distance:  1.5 miles / 2.4 km Time to allow:  30 minutes if not stopping / 1-1.5 hours to allow for exploring the historical features or stopping for a cup of tea! Walk level:  Easy - The route is generally flat and undemanding mainly al...
Walk 2 - When the railway came to Dawlish

Walk 2 - When the railway came to Dawlish

Distance:  2 miles / 3.2 km Time to allow:  1.5 hours to 2.0 hours Walk level:  Easy - a flat walking route, until Coryton Cove, suitable for buggies and wheelchairs (some mobility scooters will not get around the gates at the start and end of ...
Walk 3 - Exe Estuary Stretch

Walk 3 - Exe Estuary Stretch

Distance:  2.5 miles / 4.0 km to Starcross, 4.0 miles / 6.4 kms including a visit to Cofton Holidays, and adding the return Time to allow:  1 hour / 1 hour 30 mins / 2 hours 20 mins Walk level:  Easy - mainly level one way, or extended to include C...
Walk 4 - Dawlish Warren Nature Reserve

Walk 4 - Dawlish Warren Nature Reserve

Distance:  3.0 miles Time to allow:  1 hour / 1 hour 30 mins Walk level:  Easy - mainly level with sand dunes to negotiate in places. Dawlish Warren railway station to The Bight   Start from the Dawlish Warren railw...
Walk 5 - A best view of Dawlish

Walk 5 - A best view of Dawlish

Distance:  3.75 miles / 6.5 km Time to allow:  1 hour 30 mins Walk level:  Moderate - a steep hill out of town and back down towards the end of the route, otherwise mainly level, with tarmac roads, fields and stiles and gates to negotiate. It can be ...
Walk 6 - Dawlish to Teignmouth

Walk 6 - Dawlish to Teignmouth

Distance:  5 miles / 8 kms Time to allow: 2 hours 30 mins Walk level:  Moderate to strenuous - a few steep hills to climb, one longish section by the coast. This walk follows part of the South West Coast Path, as well as other paths, par...
Walk 7 - Into the Hills - Haldon & Mamhead Views

Walk 7 - Into the Hills - Haldon & Mamhead Views

Distance:  6 miles / 9.5 kms - 8 miles / 13km Time to allow: 2 hours 30 mins - 4 hours Walk level:  Moderate - with extension to Mashed Obelisk strenuous. The walk out of town to the end of Long Lane is generally moderate walking with a hil...
Walk 8 - Dawlish Green Lanes

Walk 8 - Dawlish Green Lanes

Distance:  6 miles / 10 km (approx) Time to allow: 2 hours 30 mins Walk level:  Moderate - mainly along paths, quiet lanes and roads. The hill up to Seven Sisters from town is the longest climb. East Cliff Road to Sut...
Walking Festival & Groups

Walking Festival & Groups

Whether you’re looking for an afternoon stroll to take you to a beauty spot, or to embark on the challenge of a life time by completing the South West Coastal Path Dawlish is a great place to walk. The town has both a river running through it and is a ...
Walking in Teignmouth

Walking in Teignmouth

Teignmouth is a walker’s heaven. A combination of sloping valleys, unique back streets and the River Teign leading to the sea you will struggle not to find somewhere to go. Discover a spectacular physical landscape made up of hidden streams, crumbling c...
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