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10 of the best walks in Devon

Devon is one of the most beautiful and varied areas in the UK, taking in the river valleys of the South Hams, Dartmoor, Exmoor, and a stunning coastline. The National Trust’s local expert Jim Pascoe selects his favourite walks

As featured in our holiday guide to Devon

Distance 3¾ miles
Start Fingle Bridge car park, grid ref: SX743900
National Trust downloadable route and map
The Teign Valley is one of Dartmoor’s hidden gems: on one side the famous bleak high moor, on the other, the less well known eastern side, a series of steep-sided wooded valleys. The Two Moors way passes through it – for the truly adventurous this route, as the name suggests, goes from north to south Devon through both Exmoor and Dartmoor national parks. Fingle Bridge itself is a stunning setting, and a steep climb up Hunter’s Path rewards you with fantastic views from Castle Drogo out across the North Moor. In the castle’s cafe, Christine’s team do great cake. If you prefer to stay down by the river, the option to explore the Gorge on the Fisherman’s path is equally rewarding.

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Tracey Emin’s hope for Margate resurrection as seaside town wins grant aid

Tracey Emin’s show at the new Turner Contemporary gallery is the latest boost for ailing resort

Any seaside town worth its salt can be found in high spirits when the weather is hot, but Margate has more than one reason to rejoice this weekend.

The ailing resort’s most famous daughter, artist Tracey Emin – freshly anointed as the local Olympic torch-bearer – has returned to open her first show at the pristine Turner Contemporary gallery on the seafront.

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