Dogs welcome: Adventurer Simon Reeve explores the SW’s most dog friendly scenic dog walks

As Brits make the most of exploring the UK for their days out and dog walks, these mesmerising images show some of the most scenic places for dog walks in the South West – including Cheddar Gorge, Holywell Bay and Arlington Court.

A survey of 2,000 dog owners from Okehampton based natural pet food producer Forthglade discovered the most popular destinations to enjoy – with ten South...

New BBC Two show Take a Hike strolls into Devon to kick off series

BBC Two’s new competitive hiking series sets off in Devon. Each week five people go head-to-head to discover the best walks the UK has to offer, celebrating jaw-dropping views, great company and the pure joy of being outdoors. The first week in Devon features Lynmouth, Ilfracombe’s coastal path, Shaldon beach, Dartmoor, and Greenway.

Home to wild moorlands, lush rolling hills,...

Walking and cycling links between Plym Valley and Saltram complete

Work to improve walking and cycling links between the Plym Valley Trail and Saltram Countryside Park is now complete.

The scheme includes a new off-road link directly into the trail from Coypool Road and improvements to the path running underneath Plymouth Road, as well new and improved crossings for walkers and cyclists.

It was awarded £242,000 from the Department for...

Post-Christmas walks at Buckland Abbey

For the first time, Buckland Abbey, near Yelverton, will be re-opening its park and gardens after Christmas, from 27th December – 3rd January (closed New Year’s Day).

This is to welcome visitors and their four legged friends for a moment of relaxation and tranquillity in the woodlands, as well as for a bit of fresh air during the winter holidays. It’s the perfect time to walk off the...

Daily walk could reduce risk of early death

Physical inactivity may be associated with twice as many deaths as obesity, according to research.

The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found that just a modest increase in physical activity, such as a brisk 20 minute walk, could have significant health benefits.

Researchers, from University of Cambridge, studied data from 334,000 European men and...

Charity wants us to have a 'wild' Christmas

A local charity is offering people ideas for a wild Christmas with a difference.

Leading conservation charity Devon Wildlife Trust has developed a series of ideas for ‘wild Christmas escapes’ and is urging people to spend just a small part of the festive season and get away from the excesses and stresses of this time of year.

Devon Wildlife Trust’s Steve Hussey explained the...