There’s no better way to appreciate the unspoilt beauty of Devon and Cornwall than to go on a walking holiday. These two counties are rich in walking trails; from the coastal cliffs and sheltered bays of the South West Coast Path to the wild wilderness of the moors and their lush, wooded valleys.
There’s something to suit everyone, whatever their ability. Blue Chip Holidays can find you a self catering property that puts you near some fabulous walks, and the four and five star luxury of our properties ensures you have a great place to relax after your exertions.
Walking in Devon
Devon is famous for its ‘green lanes’ network where you can follow many historic trails. But its most challenging walk is the Two Moors Way, a 103-mile route from Dartmoor in South Devon to Lynmouth in Exmoor on the north coast. Sections of it are truly breathtaking. The Lorna Doone Walk, a manageable 5-mile walk, goes through 'Doone Valley' also known as Badgworthy Valley. If you prefer a walking holiday in East Devon, you can explore the coastline that has been designated a World Heritage site on the River Otter trail, a moderate 6 mile walk with stunning cliff top views and a riverside stroll. You can find more walks at www.walkingindevon.co.uk.
Walking in Cornwall
Cornwall has 300 miles of the South West Coast Path and an inland path network of over 2000 miles, so you’ll never run out of places to visit on your walking holiday. You’re also in for some breathtaking scenery, as Cornwall boasts 12 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty along its coastline, the Camel Estuary and Bodmin Moor. Follow rights of way carved out over centuries by Cornwall’s miners, fishermen and farm workers. The energetic may want to tackle the 24 miles from St. Ives to Land’s End, the most westerly point in the British Isles. Discover more walks at www.walkingincornwall.co.uk .
Whatever your choice of walk, Blue Chip Holidays have the perfect properties for your walking holiday in Devon or Cornwall.
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Devon Environmental Business Initiative (DEBI)
Devon Tourism Advise
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