Walk - Dawlish and Dawlish Warren
5.6 miles (9.0 km)
Dawlish Warren Railway Station - EX7 0NF Dawlish Warren Railway Station
Moderate - Easy walking along Coast Path during low tide, through fields, tracks and roads in Dawlish. During high tide and bad weather, take inland route the other side of the rail tracks.
This is an easy walk on level roads and paths, starting in Dawlish Warren National Nature Reserve and taking in some wonderful views along the coast before passing some interesting buildings in this fascinating Regency resort. Part of the route travels along the sea wall; but if the weather is bad or the tide high, take the inland route on the other side of the railway line. Children sensible enough to be trusted along the sea wall will love the adventure of walking along it, as well as the nature reserve and the beach, and there is a shortcut included with them in mind.
A wonderful walk in the springtime, when the Reserve's many winter birds are joined by spring migrants, while in the dunes the flowering plants include the rare Warren crocus. It is also good for dogs as it passes beaches and pubs where dogs are welcome. Have a look at our Top Dog Walks on the South West Coast Path for more dog friendly beaches and pubs.