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There are plenty of places to see and visit in East Devon. Whether you love hiking or cycling, East Devon is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 20 Attractions in East Devon

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    1

    coastal walk

    Hiking Highlight

    The Jurassic Coast is a World Heritage Site on the English Channel coast of southern England. It stretches from Exmouth in East Devon to Studland Bay in Dorset, a distance …

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    JEANETTE
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    2

    Woodbury Castle

    Hiking Highlight

    An Iron Age hillfort now cloaked in beech trees, Woodbury Castle sits high on beautiful heathland. It has exceptional earthworks and you can roam amongst its ramparts and down into …

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    Kit P
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    3

    Exe Estuary cycle path

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Lovely bit of traffic-free path between Topsham and Exton on the way to Exmouth seafront.

    Well surfaced and ideal for any type of bike as well as walkers and runners. …

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    4

    Orcombe Point

    Hiking Highlight

    Orcombe Point is the most westerly point of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, which stretches from Exmouth to Old Harry Rocks near Swanage in Dorset. It is a wonderful …

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    5

    Seaton seafront

    Hiking Highlight

    This seaside town has a fantastic seafront and is often quieter than some of the other towns along this section of Lyme Bay. The long pebble beach is ideal for swimming from and has impressive cliffs on either side.

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    Kit P
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    Budleigh Salterton seafront

    Road Cycling Highlight

    The lovely flat road to spin along the seafront. A little busy a times but a wide road with mostly slow traffic. Worth a little bustle to enjoy the seaside. …

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    Disused railway line through Harpford Wood

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    This is a great, flat off-road section that winds through Harpford Wood. This old railway line is well drained and sheltered so stays ridable all year round. It is a …

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    8

    River Exe

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The River Exe flows 60 miles (96 km) from Exmoor in Somerset and into the English Channel. The river played an important role through the centuries – helping industry to thrive in Exeter.

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    Redbridge is an old, pretty stone footbridge that forms part of the East Devon Way and links the village of Harpford to Newton Poppleford. Crossing the River Otter, it’s a …

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    Kit P
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    10

    Weston Mouth

    Hiking Highlight

    Weston Mouth Beach is a remote shingle beach that is only accessible by a long walk down a track or from the sea. Due to the remoteness of the beach …

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    11

    Peak Hill

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    Great climb up above Sidmouth town. It is certainly tough in parts but 100% worth it for some stunning views on both sides!

    The cliffs and beaches appear to go …

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    12

    Exmouth Beach

    Hiking Highlight

    Exmouth beach is around 2 miles (3.2 km) long and wonderfully sandy. There's a large tidal range here, so the beach can look completely different depending on what state of …

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    Kit P
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    13

    Harpford Woods

    Hiking Highlight

    Just east of the tiny village of Harpford, these woods are like a magical world. Vibrant, luscious and filled with ferns, walking along the trail here transports you to this …

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    Kit P
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    14

    Perimeter trail

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Great narrow singletrack around the border of Woodbury Common. It's pretty techy, you'll probably want a MTB, but on a gravel bike it's a good challenge. Can be pretty sloppy …

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    15

    Beer Head

    Hiking Highlight

    Beer Head is a dramatic headland along the Jurassic Coast. From the top of the magnificent white Hooken Cliffs, you are afforded wonderful views over Seaton Bay and over the …

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    16

    River Otter bike paths

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    Lovely little track along the River Otter. Although potentially better for gravel/MTB/CX bikes, it's perfectly passable in the drier summer months on a road steed if you don't mind a …

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    17

    Hawkerland Bridleway

    Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

    A short downhill fast section through tight woodland. Loads of corners and little jumps to get you going.

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    18

    Branscombe Beach

    Hiking Highlight

    Beautiful area for walking those cliff are quite hard to climb very steep fab on the top great views.

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    JEANETTE
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    19

    Ladram Bay

    Hiking Highlight

    The awe-inspiring red sandstone stacks of Ladram Bay are a dream for artists, photographers or anybody who loves a dramatic landscape. The views to Sidmouth are sublime, too. A great spot to stop for a moment to admire the scenery.

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    Otterton Mill

    Bike Touring Highlight

    A brilliant stop off point for rides or walks near the River Otter, the glorious old red brick mill houses a farm shop, and café so there's plenty to choose …

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