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Lilycot holiday home Torquay.
Relax, explore, and enjoy this lovely holiday accommodation in this beautiful place, Torbay.

Walking Holidays

We're really lucky to live in this beautiful part of Devon.

Lilycot is ideally situated for walking holidays as we have easy access to 'The Southwest Coast Path', which is only about ten minutes walk from Lilycot's door. In addition, Torquay and the surrounding area of Torbay is steeped with history and their is plenty to explore here by foot.

We have compiled a list of short walks and day walks from St. Marychurch and we have added walks further afield, including some in 'The Dartmoor National Park', which is only a short drive away and really worth visiting. For great days out, we have also added some walks which can be reached by ferry from Torquay harbour.

For you convenience, we have we have provided directions and information about the walks in PDF format, which can be downloaded and printed.

For further information on the walks and travel information, we have added direct links where available.

Please note that the distances for the walks are approximate and for the circuit.

  • Torcross to East Prawle. Walking holidays in Torquay, Paignton, Brixham, Torbay and Devon. Walking The Southwest Coast Path, Devon.

    Torcross to East Prawle

    We're back walking in Devon again, it's been too long away from the coast path!
    Torcross to East Prawle is an amazing stretch of coastline which incorporates going around Start Point, in the South Hams district of Devon. The walk is quite gentle, mostly flat and is about 8.5 miles long. East Prawle was our destination along with the infamous Pigs Nose pub, which is always an event not to be missed.

    Distance: 8.5 miles
    Type: Easy (with steps and some hills)

  • Brunel Woods Torquay Walk. Walking holidays in Torquay, Paignton, Brixham and around Torbay, Devon. Walking The Southwest Coast Path, Torquay, Devon.

    Brunel Woods Walk

    Brunel Woods Walk is a short walk from Lilycot in St. Marychurch. Brunel Woods was designed and planted by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. The woods are a place of historical interest to Torquay. Brunel loved Torquay and planed to retire here. Unfortunately he died before his country retreat Brunel Manor was finished. Brunel woods is a great place for light stroll and a picnic on a fine day.

    Distance: 2.5 miles
    Type: Easy (with steps and some hills)

    Brunel Woods Brunel Avenue, Watcombe, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 8NW

  • Brunel Woods Torquay Walk. Walking holidays in Torquay, Paignton, Brixham and around Torbay, Devon. Walking The Southwest Coast Path, Torquay, Devon.

    Watcombe Beach Walk

    Watcombe beach is just a short walk along the Southwest Coast path from Lilycot holiday cottage. Watcombe beach is an idyllic little beach which is very sheltered and ideal for children. The walk to the beach takes you North along the coast path. During the walk you will find fantastic views across Babbacombe Bay, over to Teignmouth, Dawlish and Exmouth. On a fine day it's possible to see across Lyme Bay to Portland Bill.
    For more information on Watcombe beach or family days out please follow the links for more information.

    Distance: 1 miles.
    Type: Easy (with steps and some hills)

    Watcombe Beach Watcombe Beach Road, Watcombe, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 4SH

  • Dawlis Warren Walk. Walking holidays in Torquay, Paignton, Brixham and around Torbay, Devon. Walking The Southwest Coast Path, Torquay, Devon.

    Dawlish Warren Walk

    The Southwest coast path from Teignmouth to Dawlish Warren is an easy stroll along the most photographed coastline in the UK. The walk starts in Teignmouth, a really interesting seaside town which is rich in history. Along the coast path you will walk along the prominade which was built as the main Southwest link railway connecting the Southwest to the rest of the UK. An amazing feat of enginearing. The walk takes you onto Dawlish and then to your destination Dawlish Warren.

    Distance: 4 miles.
    Type: Easy

    Dawlish Warren Beach Road, Dawlish, Devon EX7 0NF