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East Devon Pebblebed Heaths
a Special Area of Protection, Special Conservation Area, National Nature Reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest
A photograph of some people walking on the heaths

The East Devon Pebblebed Heaths are a superb and accessible area of wilderness, ideal for a range of recreational activities. As an outstanding area of natural beauty, this area has been enjoyed by members of the public for generations.  

A photo of horses, their riders and a cyclist on the heaths

Whether you are a runner, a mountain biker, a horse rider, or simply someone who wants to explore this vast and stunning landscape with your family and dog, there is always something to enjoy on site.  Situated over 1,400 hectares of lowland heath, the Pebblebed Heaths boast countless walks and trails, which offer beautiful views and the thriving habitat for which this area is protected. 

During your visit, please respect the landscape, the wildlife and other visitors so that this area is maintained for all to enjoy, long into the future. See our codes of conduct for guidance and why not join a member of the ranger team for one of our regular guided dog walks? Perfect for exploring a new route and learning a little more about the landscape. 

For full details of what is and is not permitted on the Pebblebed Heaths and the legislation that protects the heaths, please click here. Any commercial or organised group activity requires permission from the landowner, find out more here.

Please do not remove or interfere with any wildlife on the heath, or pick flowers - this is a wild space for all to enjoy. Please remember to take all your rubbish away with you and, if visiting with a dog, please pick-up. There are dog bins in every car park. We hope that all visitors enjoy their time exploring the rich and varied habitat of East Devon Pebblebed Heaths.