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Being Active Outdoors

Regular physical activity is a great way to improve your physical and mental health. Being active outdoors is a fun way to squeeze in some extra activity. Having an active lifestyle can reduce the risk of developing several health conditions. No matter how much you do, physical activity is great for the body and mind.

Wellbeing Walks

Walking is one of the best ways to be active. It is free and you do not need any special equipment.

East Devon Walk This Way are a series of wellbeing walks which are free, short walks and take place across East Devon. They’re designed to help you take the first step towards better health, wellbeing and happiness.

There’s no need to book or plan a route – all you need to do is pull on your shoes and come join us!

Click below to find your next walk!

Wellbeing Walks
Swim to the Sea

Swim to the Sea has been working in Exmouth and we will now be holding this course annually.

These sessions have been created to build confidence in the sea – sea swimming is very different to swimming in a controlled pool and as such different techniques can be learnt and applied.

As part of these sessions, we provided an open water swimming instructor, a safety paddle board and individual swim buoys – all to support the participant to learn in a safe environment.

Beginners/dippers, improvers and advanced classes available – so if you want to dip your toe in the sea for the first time, meet new friends to swim together with, or perhaps even train for your first open water event, we have a course for you.

Click below to find out more!

Swim to the Sea
Parks, Nature Reserves and Walking

Parks and open spaces are great places to be active. LED operate a number of parks in East Devon where you can play tennis, golf, jog or enjoy a leisurely walk.

There are also other parks and public open spaces in the local area – check out the South West Coast Path or local parks such as Phear Park.

Wild East Devon

Wild East Devon deliver practical habitat management across 10 Nature reserves and manage 19 miles of coast path.

East Devon Way

The East Devon Way is the perfect way to discover the hidden gems of the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Follow the waymarked 40 mile walking route using the guidebook or downloadable walk directions (available from the East Devon Way website) to find the best viewpoints, picnic spots and learn about the flora, fauna and local history. The route, created in April 1993, runs from the seaside town of Exmouth to Lyme Regis, passing through 8 villages and crossing 5 rivers.

Couch to 5k

Couch to 5k is a plan for beginners or people returning to running. Couch to 5K works because it starts with a mix of running and walking to gradually build up your fitness and stamina to the goal of running 5km.

You might want to complete the course by attending a parkrun. There are number of local free parkruns available:

  • Exmouth
  • Seaton
  • Killerton
  • Exeter Riverside
  • Haldon Forest
  • Cranbrook
  • Bridport
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