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The Ramblers Association now have a greatly improved website which is an exceptional rescource for all walkers, hykers and young families wanting to go for walks with young children. This site lists everything from historical walks to guided walks and really audious walks.

Find A Walk Near Me by Walking Britain is a truly excellent and free resource. Just enter where you are or where you would like to walk - and print out directions. The walks are graded and you can buy a specific map of the area at the same time. These are proper OS maps and weather proofed if required.

I always think of walking as one of the few activities you can do for free - and now you can with this guide!

Walking, Hiking and Outdoor Shops

Primrose Tea Rooms

Lustleigh, Newton Abbot TQ13 9TJ, UK – 01647 277365

We are visiting family in Devon and they brought us here today. What a beautiful place! The afternoon tea and cakes are beautifully made and full of flavour. We loved the gardens and our son loved the fish. Staff were so friendly and chatty. This will be a regular visit for us when we visit x

Exquisite tea rooms. Stunning gardens, lovely tea pots and cups. Friendly service. Nice bacon sarnie. Even the weather was glorious.

House Of Marbles Retail Site

The Old Pottery, Pottery Rd, Bovey Tracey, Newton Abbot TQ13 9DS, UK – 01626 835285

What a fantastic find! You will not be disappointed! Fun for all the family and so many different things packed into one place. We first enjoyed a really lovely meal in the restaurant - great food and friendly staff. Good kids menu and activity sheet. Then we enjoyed a good few hours looking round the marble museum, games museum, pottery museum, working glass works, and then there are 3 shops. Such fun things to look at. A hidden gem!!

Visited the House Of Marbles many times especially when I was younger. It made for a great family day out, whether your local or not. Collecting of the marbles is a memorable thing to do with younger children. Going back and visiting something I enjoyed as a kid is also a great experience which I would recommend to everyone. Would also like to make a huge thank you to the staff. After a complication, staff were so helpful and polite. Felt so welcomed throughout the whole stay. From the customer sales advisors to the staff in the restaurant to first aid that, which I would like to make a massive thank you.

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Another good one. Walkingworld has huge library of guides with a good selection of walks, of varying lengths and grades, pretty well anywhere in the UK. The walks come in an excellent format making them very easy to follow, with photographs to illustrate every important decision point and a proper Ordnance Survey map.

A modist annual subscription gives you unlimited access to all the walks. However you can Pay As Go by downloading indiviual walks.

Crucially you can also find walks France, Spain, Norway, Portugal and Australia!

Camping and Caravaning

Five Wyches Farm

B3387, Bovey Tracey, Newton Abbot TQ13 9LE, UK – 01626 932310

I wanted a simple quiet campsite where I could camp with my motorcycle and read a book by a camp fire. Five Wyches is exactly that. I went in August and there were other campers but plenty of space and no feeling of being crowded. Sarah was super friendly, helpful and full of great local advice. The town nearby has everything you need and I found the Cromwell Arms to be friendly and serve a good pint. I would highly recommend and will return. I would also recommend to families looking to escape suburban or city hustle and bustle.

Quiet campsite, close to lovely woodland riverside walks. Lovely 🤗

Dartmoor Activity Centre

Broadleas, Haytor, Dartmoor National Park, Newton Abbot TQ13 9XS, UK – 01364 661283

Dog People is such a great website if you have dogs who go on holiday with you. Just enter your location and everything from dog friendly Bed and Breakfasts and Hotels to dog friendly walks and beaches come up. The Dog People site covers Bed & Breakfast, Holiday Parks, Hotels, Self Catering, Pubs & Food, Days Out. Enjoy!
'Walks with Buggies' is a must for walking parents with young children, babies or even grannies and grandpas! If you would like to walk around Ashburton+Local or Devon just select your nearest town, length of walk and type of walk. You will not only be able to download detailed OS maps free of charge but you can read reviews of walks and their ratings - and add your own afterwards! Enjoy