Information about walking in North Devon and its health benefits

Walking in North Devon

North Devon has some wonderful walks for people of all ages and abilities, from the South West Coast Path, many beautiful National Trust sites, long sandy beaches, and miles of walking trails and Tarka Trail; there really is something for everyone. Free walking guides are available to download on Explore Braunton's website. 

The benefits of walking

Physical activity such as walking can improve your health and reduce the risk of developing several diseases like type 2 diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease. Physical activity can have immediate and long-term health benefits.

To stay healthy, adults should try to be active daily and should do at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic activity such as cycling or fast walking every week.

Start Active, Stay Active updates the existing guidelines for the physical activity needed for general health benefits for different children, young people and adults, and includes for the first time in the UK, guidelines for early years and older people.e