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As a family-focused nature blog, we love to share our experiences of exploring the great outdoors. Our family walks section is dedicated to providing ideas and locations for outdoor adventures for families with children of all ages. Whether you're looking for short local hikes or longer days out, we have something for everyone. Currently, we are focussed on Devon with a few other favourites featured from across the country.

Every walk has a naturaltots tried and tested bear         difficulty rating out of 5, 5 bears being the most difficult. You will also find some Tot Tips, a link to a Garmin GPS course to download to your device, route description, and a map showing the location of the start point/parking.



Haytor Quarry

People seem to naturally gravitate towards the rocks atop Haytor for an explore. However, if you want a quieter experience, then we suggest this short walk to the quarry.


Fernworthy Reservoir

A beautiful spot near Chagford. There are so many options here for walks, including in the forest, that makes this location suitable for all ages.


Bonehill Rocks

You can park pretty close, and just explore, or park further afield and have a decent walk. Fantastic views over Widecombe.


Bellever Forest

A very popular spot which can get busy. Once you get up into the forest though, it becomes very peaceful. If you manage to visit off peak, it can be quite magical.


Hisley and Pullabrook Woods

A lovely varied walk which takes in the popular Hisley bridge. The walk opens up into some lovely riverside meadows. There is some difficult terrain though for very young ones.


Tottiford and Trenchford Reservoirs

Another reservoir walk which is absolutely beautiful in places. Lots of opportunities for waterside picnics, and the opportunity to decide mid walk, to have a longer or shorter walk, depending on how everyone is feeling!

Other areas


Loch an Eilein, Cairngorms

A perfect spot in the Cairngorms for a day our with a young family. Get close to the mountains and enjoy the magic of the Caledonian pines, with the backdrop of a stunning loch.


An Lochan Uaine, Cairngorms

A simple out and back stroll to a charming lochan. A must see if you are in the area of Glenmore and Loch Morlich.


Camel Estuary, North Cornwall

A chance to run wild on the vast estuary sands, with a lovely spot for lunch among the dunes and rock pools of Daymer Bay.

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