While days lounging at the beach or visiting the local attractions in the car are a lot of fun, there is nothing quite like leaving it all behind and setting off on foot around the various walking paths in Torquay.

Walking holidays in Torquay Devon have become very popular in recent years among people of all ages, and it’s easy to see why. The various landscapes, hidden coves, and stunning views all make for a great combination on a holiday that you will never forget.

So which is the best walking path to start your journey around this unique and diverse area? In our opinion, the path near Meadfoot beach is an excellent starting point, and will also make a good base for a number of different walks you might want to pursue during your holiday in Torquay.

Situated right next to Meadfoot beach is The Hotel Balmoral, and we are pleased to say that we welcome many visitors on walking holidays in Torquay each and every year.

Not only is our hotel a great starting point for exploring the local area on foot, but is also is the perfect place to mingle with like-minded people, all in a relaxed and warm atmosphere.

Our friendly and helpful staff are only too happy help if you require advise about the best walking paths in Torquay, or want those little “insider tips” that no guidebook could ever provide.

For example, a great day out for the whole family is a walk from Meadfoot beach and then North towards Thatchers Point and Ansteys Cove. Once you have finished exploring these points of interest, we recommend a casual stroll onto Babbacombe beach, before stopping for lunch and a few drinks at one of the many pubs that sits right on the beach.

There are various other walks in Torquay. Below are a couple of our favourites:

Maidencombe to Torquay (7 miles)

Starting off at Maidencombe, which is easily reached from The Hotel Balmoral, you will visit places such as Babbacombe beach, Hope’s Nose, Kents Cavern, before finishing the walk at the beautiful Torquay harbour. Many of our guests aim to complete this walk by early evening, which means they arrive just in time to watch the sunset over the harbour. A thrilling end to the perfect day.

Torquay to Brixham (7 miles)

You will be pleased to hear that The Hotel Balmoral is situated close to Torquay town centre, which means the starting point of the Torquay to Brixham walking path is only 10 minutes away.

The path will take you to Paignton, where there are many different attractions, such as Kirkham House, Paignton Zoo, and Festival Hall. From there you will visit a lovely little village called Goodrington, which features a diverse landscape that is the perfect mix of countryside and coastline.

There is then an enjoyable walk up towards the cliffs of southern Torquay, before heading into Brixham to complete the journey.

As you can see, walking holidays in Torquay Devon offer something for people of all ages. We look forward to being your walking base here at The Hotel Balmoral in Meadfoot.


Re-Opening Monday 6th July 2020

We are delighted to confirm that we will be re-opening the hotel and our restaurant on Monday 6th July. 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our loyal customers for their patience and understanding and for all the support you have shown us over the last four months.

Although your next stay with us will be slightly different, it will still be the same calm and peaceful, relaxing and restorative place you have come to know and love. A place where you can not only unwind, but enjoy great food and hospitality.

Be confident and reassured that we are providing an environment which conforms to government guidelines and industry best practices and will be as safe and secure as we can possibly make it. The health and well-being of everyone who visit us, as well as or staff remains our overriding priority

Initially, in order to ensure we can maintain the required social distance, we will only be open to guests booked to stay here in the hotel. It has seemed a long time since we closed our doors back in late March and so it will be a great joy to see our customers returning.

Booking with us

If you have a booking that was cancelled and would like to re-book, please email us at contact@thehotelbalmoral.co.uk and quote your original booking reference number with your chosen dates. 

If you would like to make a new booking we have 10% off all our rates when you stay 2 nights or more in July to get this discount book online here at www.thehotelbalmoral.co.uk/book-online and enter the code 2NIGHT10 in the promotion code field.

This offer will apply to any room type when you book online

See you soon!
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