East Devon is a haven for cyclists – miles of pretty lanes with wonderful hedgerows and undulating countryside to keep those muscles toned! Cycles can be hired locally or bring your own – there is plenty of room at Peek House to store them. For children, cycling around the estate is safe and enjoyable.
There are many beautiful walks in this area of East Devon – the south coast path runs through the Undercliff on the south side of the estate and whilst quite strenuous – if you are fit it is definitely worth the effort. You can walk to Lyme or to Axmouth – Rousdon Estate is about mid way between – and you can reach the south coast path from the road down to the beach.
Cliff walks are well signposted all along the coast – from Beer to Branscombe is another favourite. Also go and visit the donkey sanctuary near Salcombe Regis – there are some great walks on Dunscombe Cliffs at the back where there is over 6 miles of uninterrupted coastal walks between Beer and Sidmouth, much of it on National Trust land – beware of steep hills!!
Heading East into Dorset – Stonebarrow forms the start of a stunning coastal walk which takes you over Golden Cap and some seriously good views from the highest point on Britain’s south coast. Start from the far side of Charmouth – drive up the hill and park over the other side of the cattle grid.