Dartmoor

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

Places to visit

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Walkers cross a leat on Dartmoor

Winter walks around Dartmoor 

Exploring the area around Dartmoor on foot is arguably the best way to discover the moorland and landscape of the area and take in the autumn and winter colour.

River Teign in autumn

Explore the Teign Gorge

Follow the winding paths below the castle into the sheltered Teign Gorge. Explore this ancient gorge, teeming with wildlife on trails along the river.

New Year, new challenge?

Family fun around Devon

Visitor walking their dog on a frosty morning in the north woodland, Trelissick, Cornwall

Find a place to visit 

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

Volunteering at Dyrham Park

Volunteering in the South West 

Volunteers are a vital part of everything the National Trust does. If you've ever fancied getting stuck in, being part of a team, learning something new or just helping out, now's a great time. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Girl running through a field in winter hat

Find an event 

Places in the South West host everything from guided house tours and ranger days to walks and runs.

Reading and drawing

Upcoming events

Buckland Abbey

February Half Term Fun

Sat 16 Feb 2019
11:00-16:30
Make your own bird feeder to welcome feathered friends to your garden or pick up a trail from Visitor Welcome and go exploring!
Lydford Gorge

Sensory explorer trail

Sat 16 Feb 2019
11:00-14:30
Are you up for exploring both Finch Foundry and Lydford Gorge with all five senses?
Buckland Abbey

February Half Term Family crafting - pine cone bird feeders

Sat 16 Feb 2019
11:00-15:00
Give your feathered friends a helping hand by making a pine cone bird feeder from our Christmas display.
Castle Drogo

February half term fun

Sat 16 Feb 2019
11:00-16:00
Join in the fun at Drogo this half term by following the nature trail around the garden and grounds (£1 per trail).
Finch Foundry

Sensory explorer trail

Sat 16 Feb 2019
11:00-14:30
Are you up for exploring both Finch Foundry and Lydford Gorge with all five senses?
Lydford Gorge

Build a bird box

Sat 16 Feb 2019
12:00-15:00
Come along to Lydford Gorge to make your own bird box, materials and guidance provided by our ranger team.

Devon

Journey from wild coasts, moorland and curious historic houses to lush gardens and beaches in Devon.

Exeter

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

Plymouth

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