Local walks

Brownscombe is the perfect base for keen walkers. There are wonderful long walks on National Trust land in the South Hams countryside, right on your doorstep, not to mention the wonders of Dartmoor just a short drive away. The Totnes-Torquay Trail is a great way to enjoy the landscape and views around Brownscombe, leading you through the Devon countryside and out towards the coast. Just ask us for maps and recommendations.

Our favourite walks with or without the dog!

  • Compton Castle: Turn right out of the drive and head for the Castle. Just before you get to it turn left, you will see a map and arrows pointing to a one mile walk giving you some fantastic views. It is steep but worth it. Watch out for the cows and keep dogs on leads. My father farmed these fields for 30 years and it was used for a scene in Sense and Sensibility with Kate Winslet and Alan Rickman… it was a beautiful day but they had to spray her with water from the sheep trough to simulate rain!
  • Occombe to Cockington (2 miles): Set off from Occombe farm and enjoy miles of pretty countryside walks on solid footpaths and plenty of off-lead dog walking – walk 4 miles to Cockington and enjoy a cup of tea at the end of it
  • Parke edge of Dartmoor (11 miles): A fantastic walk along the River Bovey – Labrador heaven and the Home Farm Cafe does fantastic cream teas.
  • Haytor, Dartmoor (TQ13 9XT, 13 miles): If you climb to the top, you can see Brownscombe hill! Fantastic views, ice cream in the car park and travel on to Widecombe to see the church and stop off at the Rugglestone Inn for a a great pub lunch (get there early if you want to sit in the garden).
  • Cliff walks: The Bolberry head to Soar Mill cove walk is beautiful as is Hope Cove and Coleton Fishacre.