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Marldon's Lanes & Walks

Marldon’s beautiful lanes, countryside, ancient church and Church House Inn are featured in several published walking guides ranging from a short stroll through the village to a ten mile adventure taking in Compton Castle and surrounding villages.

Whether you take a short stroll to the Inn from Millmans Cottages or a long hike, you will be captivated by the fauna, flora and views of this beautiful part of Devon.





Dartmoor was designated one of the National Parks of England and Wales in 1951. It is a beautiful moorland landscape with wooded valleys and wind swept Tors. 369 square miles (953 sq. km.) in area, with about 31,000 people living in it, and where about 10 million visits are made each year. All the land is owned by someone and the public is able to roam freely on unenclosed, open moorland on both foot and horseback. There are also about 600 miles of public rights of way. Dartmoor is a rich habitat for wildlife and has a wealth of archaeological remains.


In September 2007 the English Riviera received international recognition for its rich geological, historical and cultural heritage, it became one of just 57 areas around the world and in Britian to endorsed by UNESCO and become a Geopark.

Situated within the stunning, rolling hills of South Devon, Torbay's geology has created the beautiful coastline of today, which fundamentally links the rich diversity of landscape with wildlife, people and culture. Learn more about Torbay's Geopark status.


Canonteign Falls

Canonteign Falls


England's Highest Waterfall

A magical combination of waterfalls, woodland and lakes

  • Nature trails
  • Miniature ponies
  • Wildfowl
  • Children's play area
  • Junior commando assault course
  • Restaurant and tea room
  • All Weather Barbecue
  • Renowned Gift shop
  • Meadow Picnic area
  • Lakeland & Water Garden

Blackpool Sands

Blackpool Sands an award winning private owned beach in a sheltered bay, great day out, water sports available. Fabulous food at the Venus Cafe who hold a Gold Green Tourist Business fort their lOcaly produced food and enviromental practices.

Blackpool Sands

Brixham Beaches

Brixham Beach

Beaches in Brixham include:-

  • Breakwater Beach, Large pebbly, close to Brixham centre.
  • St Mary's Bay, Mainly sand, good for exploring rock pools.
  • Shoalstone, Popular for sunbathing, open air sea water swimming pool.
  • Fishcombe and Churston Caves, Two small sandy beaches, quiet.
Torquay Beaches

All the beaches listed have parking but not necessarily alongside the beach. Refreshments are available at many beaches, (but may be limited to the summer season).

  • Maidencombe, Sand and shingle.
  • Watcombe Sand, steep in places.
  • Oddicombe, sand and shingle, good facilities.
  • Redgate Shingle, steep in places.
  • Anstey's Cove, Shingle and rock, steep in places.
  • Meadfoot, Pebble and sand.
  • Torre Abbey Sands,  sand, easy access.
  • Corbyn Sands, Sand and shingle.
  • Babbacombe, Sand and shingle, fishing off breakwater.

There is a beautiful string of many Beaches in Torbay, many of which carry the much coveted European Blue Flag award for cleanliness and quality.

Torquay Beach

Paignton Beaches

Paignton Beach

Beaches in Paignton include:-

  • Painton Sands, Sandy, shallow paddling.
  • Goodrington Sands, Sandy, excellent facilities, rockpools
  • Preston sands, Sandy, good facilities.
  • Broadsands, Mainly sand, rural setting.
  • Elberry Cove, Pebbly, deep water ideal for water skiers.
  • Fairy Cove, Sandy and shallow
  • Saltern Cove, rockpools of scientific interest