Devon has some of the most beautiful countryside and coastline that England has to offer, boasting two of the United Kingdom’s fifteen national parks, Exmoor and Dartmoor and an UNESCO Global Geopark. The county is also close to other excellent adventure destinations situated in the southwest of the country, such as Cornwall, Bristol and Dorset, which draw thousands of visitors every year.
Adventures that you can do on your own, with the right knowledge, skills and equipment
Anstey’s Cove & Santuary WallAnstey's Cove Rd, Torquay, TQ1 3YY
Badgeworthy PoolLynton, EX35 6NU
Bantham BeachKingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 3AN
Beer PointBeer, Devon
Bellpool IslandNewton Abbot, TQ13 7PX
Bideford BMX Club TrackPollyFields, Avon Road, Devon, EX39 4BL
Find local specialists who provide organised adventures in this area, great for those without experience or equipment
Our favourite activities in Devon
With many different variations, there’s a form of climbing to suit all abilities – both indoors and out, and great places to climb wherever you are in the UK.
One of life’s simple pleasures, wild swimming is not only a great way to connect with the landscape, but boasts many documented health benefits too.
Suitable for all ages, surfing is an accessible activity for all ages and with miles and miles of coastline to explore in the UK you’re never too far from the surf.
Few things are more tranquil than a downstream paddle in a canoe. With canoe hire available throughout the UK, there’s an opportunity to experience it for yourself wherever you live.