The Great Outdoors

The beauty and quality of our landscapes are unsurpassed with over a third of the county designated as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are over 450 miles of coastline along two stunning and distinctive coasts, the rugged wildernesses of two National Parks, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, England’s first natural World Heritage Site – the Jurassic Coast.

Our natural outdoor playground offers you the chance for a fantastic work-life balance. For the walkers and cyclists out there, we have 5,000km of public rights of way and over 250km of off-road cycle paths. Devon is a great place for equestrian sports and we also have canoeists, surfers and paddleboarders amongst our ranks.

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Sporting Devon

For sporty types, as well as all the outdoor pursuits mentioned above (cycling, walking, swimming surfing, canoeing, horse-riding and more), Devon boasts some of the best golf courses in England, the Premiership Rugby side Exeter Chiefs and two Football League clubs in Exeter City and Plymouth Argyle.