Cockington Country Park
This is a circular walk around the historic Cockington Country Park and Cockington Village in Torquay, Devon. Cockington has 460 acres of beautiful country park to explore including ornamental lakes, woodlands and formal gardens. The 17th century Cockington Court has a number of studios open to the public with a variety of arts and crafts at the Court's Craft Centre. Also of interest is the Agatha Christie Literary Trail and the Murder Mystery Trail.
The walk also passes close to the delightful Cockington Village with its thatched roofed cottages, cider orchards and quaint shops and tearooms.
To extend your walking in the area you could try the Torquay to Babbacombe Walk along a lovely section of the South West Coast Path.
PostcodeTQ2 6XA - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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Cockington Country Park Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Cockington Country Park Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Cockington Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Cockington Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
In the village there's a fine country pub in the shape of The Drum Inn. The attractive thatched pub serves good quality food and includes a lovely large garden area for warmer days. You can find them at postcode TQ2 6XA for your sat navs. Nearby there's also the delightful Rose Cottage Tea Room where you can enjoy a cream tea in the beautiful gardens.
The park is very dog friendly and a fine place for a walk with your four legged friend. The Drum Inn mentioned above is also dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Head south along the coast path and you could visit Brixham on the Torquay to Brixham Walk. There's another fine country park here in the shape of Berry Head Country Park.
In Torquay itself there's the popular Torquay Rock Walk. These elevated, Mediterranean style gardens command wonderful views across the town and the bay.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Devon Walks page.