Explore South Devon Walks

Every Mile Matters because when we understand what we see, we learn to respect it

We recently worked with the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) unit on a project called ‘Explore South Devon’ to improve understanding and enjoyment of the stunning and diverse landscape of the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, providing access to a coastline rich in maritime history and biodiversity.

What we did

Together, we created 19 new downloadable circular walks to help people explore the coast between Heybrook Bay and Berry Head. As well as amazing landscapes, these routes connect busy fishing ports and picturesque villages and offer glimpses of an array of wildlife such as seals and cirl buntings. 

This project included the installation of 12 local walk information points and 22 smaller signs at key points along the Coast Path with inclusion of QR codes to provide smart phone connection to online content with route descriptions, maps, audio, text and images highlighting the rich natural and cultural heritage.

How it helped

By improving the quality and availability of information about the amazing history and nature to be discovered here, the project encourages visitors to explore further, stay longer and visit all year round. This will also help reduce traffic congestion at peak holiday periods, and encourage responsible and respectful visitor behaviour that will support the environment. Find out more about the project and view the walks here.

Total project cost: £45,000

Association contribution: £28,000

Partners: South Devon AONB, South Devon Coastal Local Action Group

Date completed: Spring 2020