28th November, 2017

Winter walks from the railway in Devon

Explore scenic walks on the Devon coast this winter - then reward yourself with some delicious locally sourced grub to warm you up!

Getting there
Forget the hassle of long distance driving - take the train from Birmingham with CrossCountry and explore some top walking destinations...
Devon rail network map
Look up train times and fares on the CrossCountry website and check out their money-saving tips including how you can save a third with a national railcard.

Torquay and Paignton

Berry Head Fort near Brixham - walkable from Paignton station. Photo: Xlibber under Creative Commons license CC BY 2.0
Visit South Devon for picturesque walks on the South West Coast Path. Pictured above is Berry Head Fort, just a short stroll from Brixham - the third coastal resort that makes up the 'English Riviera' alongside rail-served Torquay and Paignton.
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Be in Torquay in just 3hrs 15 from Birmingham.

Dawlish

Walk the famous sea wall between Dawlish Warren, Dawlish and Teignmouth with its red cliffs and fantastic views out to sea and along the coast. Enjoy the freshest local seafood at Teignmouth's Crab Shack on the Beach or explore Dawlish's hidden Coryton Cove and its waterside cafe.
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Be in Dawlish in just 3hrs from Birmingham.

Exmouth

The oldest seaside town in Devon, Exmouth is home to two miles of glorious sandy beach. Arrive by train on the Avocet Line which runs alongside the Exe Estuary offering great views. Then walk part of the South West Coast Path or follow the Heritage Trail through the town.
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Be in Exmouth in just 3hrs 15 from Birmingham (includes change on to GWR services).

Barnstaple

Friends eating lunch outside the Fremington Quay Cafe on the Tarka Trail from Barnstaple
Barnstaple is a great base from which to explore walks on both sides of the river Taw in the beautiful North Devon countryside. One of the highlights of the town itself is the Pannier Market - pop in and browse arts & crafts, local produce and more.
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Be in Barnstaple in 4hrs 15 from Birmingham (includes change on to GWR services).

This information campaign has been supported by the CrossCountry Community Engagement Fund.