These are a  just few examples  of  the 33 stunning walks and wild swimming trails available on the blog page. 


33. Dorset: Martyrs, Holloway and Colmer's Hill (circular)


8. Devon: *Sidmouth - Otter - Ladram Bay (circular)


12. Dorset: Osmington Mill to Durdle Door

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10. Exmoor: Simonsbath to source of River Exe (circular)


6. Cornwall: Port Quin to Port Isaac (circular)

West Coast Ramblings

Whether you call it the West Country or Westcountry, it's best appreciated on foot. Sometimes strenuous (good for the heart) and sometimes a doddle, it's always beautiful. And varied, with coast, moor and lush countryside. 

It's rich in history, myth and characters, too, and each trail-blog contains a little taster. For instance, did you know you can blame the plague for all those grazing cows and sheep? It killed so many farm workers, landowners moved from arable to less labour-intensive grazing.

Pictures give an idea what to expect, and a not-to-scale map is included to help you locate the trail on an ordinance survey map. Some of these walks are in remote areas and a  good map and compass are essential. There are also pub and cafe recommendations.

Most of the trails are around four to seven miles, but some link to other blog-trails if you fancy a longer trek. Those that do have an asterisk before the title and a note in the post indicating the linked trail.


Slide those smelly boots on and enjoy.

These walks can be muddy and strenuous. Please wear appropriate gear and take care.  

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4. Cornwall: Holywell Beach to Perranporth

27. Dartmoor: Wild swimming Sharrah Pool

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