With an abundance of pet friendly accommodation and plenty of local people with dogs of their own, finding the perfect place to go for a walk with your furry friend is a must. So you’re prepared for your visit to town this year, here are some of our favourite places to go on dog walks.

Peak Hill
For a short, easy walk that is close to home, Peak Hill is a must.
You can choose where you start depending on your base, but we like to start off at Ladram Bay where you can stop for a while and enjoy the views of the standing rocks before joining the South West Coast Path and following it to Peak Hill.
Another option is to start in the town centre and follow the signs to the South West Coast Path, which you can then follow on to Peak Hill.

River Otter
This one is a bit further afield and you will need to use public transport or a car to get there. Starting and ending at Otterton Mill in nearby Budleigh Salterton, this circular route is a good one for those that don’t want to worry too much about navigating and want to spend their time just taking in the sites. The walk is about four miles and takes you along the river towards Budleigh – there’s plenty of spaces for your dog to splash about and loads of interesting nooks and crannies for them to explore, just keep an eye out for the local wildlife – as you might expect, the River Otter is home to otters, beavers and a host of other creatures!

Hooken Cliffs
Another route that takes in the South West Coast Path and is a little further afield, this one is perfect for energetic dogs that need tiring out! The cliffs are located in nearby Beer, which is accessible via the South West Coast Path via Branscombe or Seaton if you want to incorporate the journey there into the walk, or can be reached by car or bus. Once you’re in Beer, the route is circular and will take you around the village and into Branscombe and has some amazing views of the Jurassic Coast. Parts of the beach at Branscombe are dog friendly depending on the time of year that you visit – and we all know how much dogs love sand!

Salcombe Hill
This one is a bit of a challenge so athletic pups only on this one! It is located in Sidmouth and can be easily accessed on foot from several of the hotels and guesthouses in town, but if you want to save yourself for the hill itself, you can park at the base of the hill. From the car park, the route is fairly simple but does involve several inclines, cross the Alma Bridge and follow the cliff path up to the top – there’s a little dog friendly beach on route and some amazing views from the top – ideal for a quick picnic!

Of course, this isn’t the only dog walking routes you can find – the East Devon Way has several trails for you to explore and the Byes has some lovely areas for your dog to run around in, too.

Find more suggestions for walks here.