Children enjoying an autumn walk with crispy leaves

Amongst the mysteries of the moor are a gorge, a forge and a spectacular modern fortress

Places to visit

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Dartmoor autumn walking

Autumn fun days out

View at Parke, Dartmoor, Devon

Dartmoor countryside 

Dartmoor's woodland, rivers and rock formations are a wonderful place to explore and have an adventure. You might even spot a famous Dartmoor pony roaming free on the moor.

A wreath hanging on a door at Trelissick, Cornwall

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Discover somewhere to visit using our search. In the South West you're never far from somewhere to explore.

Outdoor adventures

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Father Christmas, dressed in green, giving a gift to a child with Christmas tree in the background

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Places in the South West host everything from guided house tours and ranger days to Father Christmas and festive markets.

Upcoming events



Sat 29 Oct 2016
A free 5k run once a week for all abilities.
Lydford Gorge

Children's Halloween Trail

Sat 29 Oct 2016
Come and be spooked on our annual spooky trail.
Buckland Abbey

Medieval Beast Hunt

Sat 29 Oct 2016
March past a moldiwarpe, catch a coney and hunt for a herinacius. Come along to Buckland Abbey and track down the medieval beasts on our estate walks.
The Church House

Dartmoor reflections

Sat 29 Oct 2016
An exhibition of watercolours by local artist, Chris Court.
Buckland Abbey

Last chance to see Rembrandt

Sat 29 Oct 2016
Your last chance to pop in to unravel the tale of Buckland Abbey's Rembrandt before the exhibition closes.
Castle Drogo

Creepy castles trail

Sat 29 Oct 2016
Discover all about spooky castles as you follow the trail around the garden and grounds. £1 per trail. Normal admission prices apply.
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Journey from wild coasts, moorland and curious historic houses to lush gardens and beaches in Devon.


There are country house estates and glorious Devon gardens, quirky homes and stories to uncover near Exeter


Moorland, woods, cycle trails, historic houses, gardens and coast are all close to this maritime city.