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Top Free Things to Do in South Devon

Top Free Things to Do in South Devon

Holidays can be expensive and it’s not always easy to find exciting new things to keep everyone entertained.

So we’ve put together a list of our top 50 free things to do while visiting South Devon.

From wildlife enthusiasts to adventurers and those who just want a stress-free day out our list gives you plenty of choice when visiting the region, and apart from transport, parking and maybe the odd treat, like a local ice cream, they’re all free.

We’ve highlighted a few of our favourite activities below, but our complete list of 50 Free things to see and do in South Devon can be found here

• Enjoy a day out at the House of Marbles in Bovey Tracey
• Visit an exhibition at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen
• Have a day out at Hannah’s at Seale Hayne
• Walk the South West Coast Path
• Enjoy a woodland walk in Haldon Forest & visit the Mamhead Obelisk
• Visit the Donkeys at Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary
• At low tide cross the exposed beach & explore the chapel ruins on Burgh Island
• Spend the day at Buckfast Abbey
• Spot the wildfowl & wading birds at the Dawlish Warren Nature and Wildlife Reserve
• Cycle the Exe Estuary Trail
• Go rock pooling at Wembury
• Explore Seaton Wetlands
• Head to Dartmoor and spot the wild ponies
• Follow the historic granite trail from Dartmoor to Teignmouth by walking the Templer Way
• Pack up a picnic & spend an afternoon skimming stones at Blackpool Sands
• Wander around the Grade II listed gardens at Dartington Hall
• Be transported back in time with a visit to the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Galley
 

Product Information

  1. Address

    Devon

    Tel:

    01392 383560
  2. Address

    Seaton cemetery entrance, Colyford Road, Seaton, Devon, EX12 2DQ.

    Tel:

    01395 517557
  3. Address

    Slade House Farm, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 0NU

    Tel:

    01395 578222
  4. Address

    Exeter - Exmouth - Dawlish, Exeter, Devon

    Tel:

    01392 383385
  5. Address

    -, Dawlish Warren, Devon

    Tel:

    +44 01626 863980
  6. Address

    Haldon Forest Park, Kennford, Exeter, Devon, EX6 7XR

    Tel:

    0300 067 5826
  7. Widecombe-in-the-Moor

    Widecombe-in-the-Moor

    Address

    Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Devon
  8. House of Marbles

    Bovey Tracey

    Address

    The Old Pottery, Pottery Road, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9DS

    Tel:

    01626 835285
  9. Templer Way

    Stover, Newton Abbot

    Address

    Stover, Newton Abbot, Devon
  10. Address

    Blackpool Sands, Dartmouth, Devon, TQ6 0RG

    Tel:

    +44 01803 770606
  11. Burgh Island

    Kingsbridge

    Address

    Bigbury On Sea, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 4BG
  12. Wembury Beach

    Wembury, Nr Plymouth

    Address

    Wembury, Wembury, Nr Plymouth, Devon

Itinerary Distances

FromToDistance * (metric)
South West Coast Path (50.56078,-3.49125)Seaton Wetlands (50.70866,-3.05843)31.24
Seaton Wetlands (50.70866,-3.05843)The Donkey Sanctuary (50.69665,-3.19016)8.45
The Donkey Sanctuary (50.69665,-3.19016)Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery - RAMM (50.72519,-3.53235)21.9
Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery - RAMM (50.72519,-3.53235)The Exe Estuary Trail (50.69464,-3.50129)3.64
The Exe Estuary Trail (50.69464,-3.50129)Dawlish Warren Nature & Wildlife Reserve (50.60006,-3.43843)10.28
Dawlish Warren Nature & Wildlife Reserve (50.60006,-3.43843)Haldon Forest Park - Forestry England (50.65739,-3.588)11.11
Haldon Forest Park - Forestry England (50.65739,-3.588)Widecombe-in-the-Moor (50.57529,-3.81056)16.37
Widecombe-in-the-Moor (50.57529,-3.81056)House of Marbles (50.58208,-3.67395)8.72
House of Marbles (50.58208,-3.67395)The Devon Guild of Craftsmen (50.59168,-3.6756)0.97
The Devon Guild of Craftsmen (50.59168,-3.6756)Templer Way (50.56401,-3.64624)3.34
Templer Way (50.56401,-3.64624)Hannahs at Seale-Hayne (50.54497,-3.65686)2.02
Hannahs at Seale-Hayne (50.54497,-3.65686)Blackpool Sands Beach (50.31993,-3.60974)22.75
Blackpool Sands Beach (50.31993,-3.60974)Burgh Island (50.27984,-3.89778)18.87
Burgh Island (50.27984,-3.89778)Wembury Beach (50.31769,-4.08527)12.59
Total Distance *172.21 miles
Estimated Journey Time5.54 hours

* Approximate distance by road

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