Walking is not only an excellent form of exercise for all ages, its can also be a very social activity. As well as individual routes using our local footpaths and lanes, there are local groups that organise group walks for all abilities. See below for details.

Although we are not blessed in Thornbury Hamlets with many public footpaths that easily join up into circular walks, there are some pleasant walks around the paths and lanes of the Hamlets. You can find the details by following the links below:


Holsworthy Walk and Talk

Holsworthy Walk & Talk is part of the national “Walking For Health” initiative, and offers a wide range of walks in the Holsworthy area. The routes are carefully chosen and risk-assessed to ensure that walkers have a choice or routes  matching their ability and level of fitness. The varied routes give walkers the chance to visit many parts of the local area.

Level 2 & 3 Walks every Friday starting at 10.30am, around the Holsworthy area.
Level 1 walk is offered each Monday at 10.30am, in Stanhope Park, Holsworthy.

There are about 20 different routes which are used for the Friday walks. Some are only suitable for use during the dry summer months whilst others can be used all year round. The walk programme is produced every 3 months by the committee made up of Walk Leaders. Every effort is made to keep to the printed programme unless weather conditions make the chosen route unsuitable. An alternative route is then substituted.

You can find more details and dates of all of these walks on their website here

Further afield….


Devon County Council also have a large number of walks for all ages and abilities
– you can find them at their Explore Devon website

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