If you want to experience some of the best walking in the UK (yes, I mean that from experience) then the North Devon coast and the Exmoor National Park have some of the most challenging and scenic walking you could wish for. Because the South West Coast Path passes right through this area, the quality of the coastal footpath is kept high. The National Park also maintain its 300 miles of footpaths and bridleways to a high standard. What you will be impressed by is the standard of signage across the whole area. All the signs, bridle gates and stiles are made locally in the parks own workshops.
So, you are in for a walkers’ treat. All the Tourist Information Centres and National Park Centres
have a good selection of walks leaflets to choose from. These are often written by locals who know the paths very well, so the routes taken are usually the best for that area. Overall, there should be very little road and field walking.
Where to find walks online
If you want to plan before coming on holiday, then try these websites. You may need to use the websites search facilities to pin the walks down to North Devon or Exmoor.http://www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk/enjoying/walking/exmoor-walking-map
and then click the map icons to get full details.https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/watersmeet/lists/the-best-walks-across-north-devon
offers some great walks in North Devon.https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/heddon-valley/features/best-picnic-spots-in-north-devon
offers some stunning picnic spots close to good walking country.http://www.northdevon-aonb.org.uk/explore
and then click the ‘Walks’ tab for the map to show the walks icons. Click the relevant icon(s) to get the full details of the walk.https://www.southwestcoastpath.org.uk/
and click on Walks in the header and then use the search.http://www.walkingworld.com/
and then use ‘Find a walk’ section and the ‘Area’ tab which does have ‘Devon’ and then ‘Exmoor’ in the dropdowns.