Top 10 autumnal views on the Castle Drogo estate

River Teign in autumn

Pull on your walking boots, wrap up warmly and discover the best places to capture autumn colour.

In autumn Castle Drogo’s extensive estate takes on an incredible transformation. From the forest in the valley, to the borders in the garden, there is a variety of flora and fauna making the transition away from the vibrancy of summer. Although this cold weather makes most of us want to cosy up at home, a few of you can’t wait to get out there and capture the amazing scenery changing before us. Here are some of our Instagram favourites showing off Castle Drogo’s autumnal views.


Bella_boos has found the sun breaking through the trees in the woodland around the estate.


Instagram user charlottegraceh demonstrates the striking shade of the leafy canopies covering the pathways. These Persian Ironwood trees have been carefully trained into this grid like effect.


Alan Tatham winner of last years photography competition won with this photograph of the bubbling Teign river.

Swebbatron captures the fast flowing river in a golden setting.


Danwht captures a veteran oak tree with autumn sun behind it. From the cliff tops you can see the full extent of the trees losing their summer leaves.


Chrismartindevon has captured both amber foliage and still green woodland.


An ideal place to stop and take in your surroundings is Fingle Bridge. Here, Instagram user danisquirrell has paused to take this characteristic shot of the bridge with the colourful gorge in the background.


Helen Newton captures the salmon weir with the vibrant colours in the background.


Instagram user moleywart has captured the leaf litter on the ground with the Dartmoor landscape in the background.


This is a beautifully framed photo from claireeharvey displaying the leaf littered banks around the river.