Famous Devon spot takes 2nd in National Trust’s top 10 coastal walks

It's no secret that walking is one of my most loved pastimes. The sea breeze, grumblings of the ocean and unique terrain make for a stunning stroll, particularly across the miles of coastline that border our holiday parks in Devon.

In fact one of my favourite walks in the area has been included in the National Trust's Top 10 Seaside Strolls, and placed in a very impressive second place!

Woolacombe National Trust Top 10 | John Fowler Devon Holiday Parks

Old Harry Rocks in Dorset was crowned the best coastal walk in Britain, with its unbelievable views of the Jurassic Coast.

But it was Potters Hill and Woolacombe Down in North Devon that caught my attention as runners up! The vast expanse of golden sand, Atlantic Ocean and cliff top tracks was enough to convince the National Trust of its beauty.

Others walks include going seal spotting at Blakeney Nature Reserve in Norfolk and taking in the Dunstanburgh Castle on the Northumberland coast.

The top 10 was compiled alongside research showing that going for a walk along the coast can improve your sleep, make people feel happier and help conjure up happy memories from previous family holidays.

It's great to see Woolacombe making the list, a spot so many of you have visited during your caravan holidays in Devon, but I'm stunned there's nothing from Cornwall? The Cornish coast stretches for more than four hundred miles, but the county has been overlooked for a place in the top ten!

What coastal walks in Cornwall do you think should have made the list?


The full top ten...

1. Old Harry Rocks, Dorset
2. Potters Hills and Woolacombe Down, North Devon
3. The Seven Sisters, East Sussex
4. Newtown Nature Reserve, Isle of Wight
5. Blakeney Nature Reserve, Norfolk
6. Marloes Peninsula, Pembrokeshire
7. Northumberland Coast
8. Formby Beach, Merseyside
9. Old Saltburn to Warsett Hill, North Yorkshire
10. Giant's Causeway, County Antrim

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