Walkers on Dartmoor

Walking on Dartmoor or along the South West Coast Path

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Monkstone is set on the edge of Dartmoor, within easy reach of both the north and south coasts of Devon and Cornwall. With miles and miles of well maintained, easily accessible foot paths on your doorstep, there truly is something for everybody and all abilities.

Dartmoor is Devon's huge, untouched centre, and Monkstone nestles right on its western tip. With such easy access to the moor, from Monkstone your able to spend your days walking through the beautiful heather and ancient forests, up the rocky tors and over stepping stones, discovering Neolithic stone circles, historic ruins and incredible vistas. You'll feel like you're the only people in the world in this vast and incredible landscape.

The north and south, Devon and Cornwall coasts are easily reachable from Monkstone. The two coasts offer wildly different experiences and are a must for any trip to this part of the world.

The south coast, with its secluded beaches, colourful rolling hills and quaint fishing villages, makes for a gentle and dreamy experience. With picturesque fishing villages, vibrant towns and great pubs overlooking the sea, there's a lot to explore, and from Monkstone you can easily visit all the best spots.

The North coast on the other hand, is rugged and harsh, with sheer cliffs dropping away to crashing waves and untouched beaches. It's bleak, but it's beautiful. It's a mix of classic seaside towns, broad, windswept beaches and rugged villages that hang to cliffs overlooking the sea, makes for an experience you'll never forget. The coast path stretches the full length of the coast, offering breath-taking views and allowing you to plan walks that are as long or short as you like.

Roger and Jeanette are keen walkers themselves and have spent a lifetime exploring every corner of Devon and Cornwall. So if you're unsure of where to go or what to see, just let them know and they'll be happy to point you in the direction of some great walks that will give you what you're after.

The South West coast path meanders through stunning scenery

Buckland Abbey (NT), Devon Enjoying a walk by the seaside Walking at Lydford Gorge (NT) Cycling on Drakes Trail Fresh Local Produce