Preston Sands Paignton

A short walk from Paignton is Preston Sands, a great family beach. On this safe, clean beach you can sunbathe, swim or make castles in the sand, or why not grab a fishing net and explore the rock pools at low tide? In amongst the seaweed you’ll find sea slugs, shrimps and periwinkles. This is also a great place to go for a swim, as Preston Sands has both Sea side Award. Along the back of the beach there’s a promenade lined with colourful beach huts. This is an iconic…

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Torre Abbey Sands Torquay

This delectable beach is part of the English Riviera and it lives up to its name with its stunning sands, views and sunshine. This is the main beach for Torquay, being popular with holidaymakers from the surrounding hotels, day visitors and locals. This is a favourite spot for young holiday makers, who also take the opportunity to use the grassy expanse of nearby Torre Abbey Meadows.

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Dartmouth to Greenway – The Dart Valley Trails

One of the area’s truly great walks, this daylong ramble follows the wooded banks of the broad and beautiful river Dart, on a route crammed with gems and jewels of human and natural history. Start Mayor’s Avenue car park, Dartmouth. Distance 9 miles – Circular Walk – Grade Hard – Terrain – Footpaths, fairly even, occasionally muddy through fields in wet weather; surfaced roads. Obstacles and steep gradients – 10 stiles (3 can be bypassed); 3 flights of steps; 4 steep ascents; 2 steep descents. Accessibility – This route is…

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Dart Valley Cycleway Via Totnes – Ride 2

Totnes, the historic market town that’s full of fascination and interest, offers this wonderful leisure route which can be split into two distinct rides.This route forms part of the South Coast NCN2 Ride 2. Totnes to Ashprington via Sharpham Drive (5 miles/8km) Start: Totnes railway station/Borough Park or Ashprington village centre (the description below starts at Totnes railway station). This second route starts at the station car park, take a right turn at the river end of the station car park and bus turning circle alongside Borough Park with views…

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