South Hams, Devon
'Bantham, in Devon's South Hams, offers an idyllic sandy cove, a cult surfing destination and one of the most shockingly beautiful estuaries in Devon,' raves Jo. 'The 14th-century Sloop Inn is also the type of flag-stoned, black-beamed and wood-panelled inn you'd expect from an old smuggler haunt. Once you've soaked up the atmosphere, catch the ferry across the river then pick up the Avon Estuary Walk as it hugs the estuary to Aveton Gifford before looping back.
Distance 3.5 miles