Autumn Dog Friendly breaks in Torquay

Travel Information to Torquay to see palm Trees

The summer of 2022 has been a real scorcher. It has broken previous patterns of hot May and June followed by a wet and gloomy July and August. And despite the media's constant doom-mongering most of us have enjoyed the summer weather content in the knowledge that in just a few weeks the season will change, rain will return and the reservoirs will fill and hose pipe bans can be forgotten for another year.

Even though the English Riviera remained cooler than othe parts of the UK, those of us with pets have had to adapt our behaviour to the hot weather. Early morning walks have been got in before the heat begins to rise at 10am and that has been followed by days keeping our little ones in the shade until the evening when once again we can venture out with them to enjoy an evening walk.

But soon as we enter the cooler days of autumn we will be able to venture out all day and fully enjoy all that this area of south Devon has to offer.

There is an abundance of places you can take you dog and most won't cost you a penny.

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Muntham Holiday Apartments
20th August, 2022

Dog Friendly breaks on Dartmoor
The Famed Hound of The Baskervilles


A good example of this is Dartmoor. A thirty to forty minute car journey from The Muntham Apartments in Torquay will take you into the very heart of Dartmoor to such places as Haytor which is the highest point in the National Park and from which you get spectacular views across Devon and into neighbouring counties.

There are also countless walks and numerous other Tors to visit but there are also hidden gems such as the many reservoirs and rivers.

Dartmoor in autumn is ideal for walking as the heat has long since subsided and the biting winds of winter are yet to hit. It's also quieter and so easier to park and find places to eat and drink. One of our great favourites is the super Cafe on The Green at Widecombe

For more information about Dartmoor walks Click Here

Brownstone Farm - South Hams- Dog Friendly breaks

The South Hams

Slightly closer to Muntham is the area known as the South Hams. This features some of the most heartstoppingly beautiful English coastline with towns and villages such as Dartmouth, Slapton Sands, Salcombe, Hope Cove and Bigbury on Sea.

With the summer crowds departed the South West Coast path is quieter and it's easier to appreciate the coastal scenery as well as to get parked and find somewhere to eat and drink.

Click here for lots more information about beaches and dog friendly places in south Devon.

Canine Paddle Boarding on The English Riviera
Canine Paddle Boarding

The English Riviera

And of course within the English Riviera there are some great places to take canine companions for a bit of exploring. Cockington Country Park is just minutes away from the Muntham Apartments and aside from some lovely parkland, woodland and waterside walks there is added interest from the craft studios at Cockington Court and the dog friendly tea rooms and pub in Cockington Village. There are some great cliff walks available amongst which Bishop's Walk provides some of the most beautiful coastal vistas.

Between 15th and 22nd August there is The English Riviera Walking Festival which has guided walks which are dog friendly as well as some self guided walks. There is even one walk which is specifically for dogs and their owners: The Wagging Tails Trail

Across the Bay at Brixham there are some great walks with dogs including Berry Head where apart from stunning sea views there is additional interest from the lighthouse, the remains of the Napoleonic fortifications and World War II defences plus the amazing Guardhouse cafe which is open all year round and is very dog friendly.