Out & About

Where will you walk today?

Some sites will have on and off lead areas and seasonal differences, which means that some locations will have more than one coloured paw print. Check on site for further information.

The information here is as accurate as possible but please check on site as circumstances may change.

If you notice any information is wrong please contact us so that we can put it right.

Remember… Wherever you are please follow the Four Paws Code, keep your dog in sight, prevent them from disturbing other people, wildlife or grazing animals and always bag it and bin it.

Take only memories, leave only paw prints.


An ancient tree in the Country Park

Cranbrook Country Park lies at the heart of the new town of Cranbrook on the outskirts of Exeter. It consists of around 30 hectares (and growing) of beautiful, varied habitats and public amenity spaces. Running through the centre of the Country Park is the Cranny Brook, lined with trees providing shade and plenty of access points for a paddle (or a doggy dip!) Dogs with good recall are welcome off the lead throughout the whole park. However, the large meadow on the South side of the London road is a definite favourite for owners whose dogs need a large space to run freely and burn off some extra energy. There is a co-op in Cranbrook and Café 143 (located by the Younghayes Centre on the map) as well as the Cranberry Farm pub. Toilet facilities are also available in the Younghayes Centre during opening hours. Free parking is available at the train station.

Map of Dawlish Countryside Park

Dawlish Countryside Park is 65-acres of open countryside where dogs can run free! 

Explore the Park with longer or shorter walks, enjoy the whole park taking in the amazing views from the Ridge Path, the Island Viewpoint and The Lookout. For a shorter and more gentle route, you can walk past the Bird Feeding Station to the Coffee Curve seat with sea views.  You can walk freely around the many meadow paths - with room to run and room to roam. Free parking.

View of cliffs taken from coast path

A moderately difficult walk with outstanding views from the South West coast path, this walk starts in the village of Branscombe and follows the Jurassic Coast to Beer.

You can view the National Trust's suggested circular walk


Open grassland of the Maer Nature Reserve

For a gentle stroll away from Exmouth's sea front, why not enjoy the Maer Local Nature Reserve? With plenty of parking nearby, a children's play park, toilets and barbeques for hire this a great spot.

A haven for wildlife and insects, the Maer provides easy walking on its soft sandy soil. Dogs are welcome all year round but need to be kept under close control. Please use the dog bins provided.

For a circular route check out the Wild East Devon webpage

Woodland path on the Killerton Estate

Explore Park Wood, Deodar Glen and The Plains finishing with an interesting view of the old quarry and extinct volcano. The outstanding Killerton views come to life on this dog-friendly walk.

View from the East Devon Way

East Devon District Council, East Devon Aera of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and the Ramblers have developed a series of walks to explore the beautiful East Devon countryside. Check out East Devon Way for a range of walks around the AONB.

View at Ludwell Valley Park

Explore Exeter's Riverside Valley Park with a 3.5 mile walk through Ludwell Valley Park.

See more information and download the leaflet.

Devon Wildlife Trust useful information.

Man walking his dog, pushing a pushchair

A 5.5 mile walk starting at Dawlish Warren train station, around Dawlish and back.

Download Dawlish Discovery Walk

A picture of a labrador and smaller corgi-type dog wearing bandanas and waiting for a walk

An easy 2 mile circular walk which is dog-friendly. Stroll across Front Park and up Dolbury Hill to climb an extinct volcano, which is home to a legendary dragon. There's an Iron Age hill fort at the top and views across the Exe Valley. Can be muddy so unsuitable for pushchairs.

Dogs playing on a pebble beach

This 5.5 mile circular walk starts in the coastal town of Sidmouth in East Devon.

It takes in some stunning views of the Jurassic Coast, gently rising to around 200m above sea level.

Woodland path at Decoy Country Park

Decoy Country Park is in Newton Abbot, South Devon.

It is a beautiful country park around a lake, with lots of opportunities to spot a host of different wildlife. It has a selection of walks of different distances and is suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. It is accessible by bus and car and is a short walk from Newton Abbot train station.


Brown and white dog in a field

Enjoy this 2.5 mile walk around the Killerton Estate near Broadclyst in East Devon.

There’s lots of space for dogs to be exercised on and off the lead, at the same time as enjoying the stunning landscape views.