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

Places to visit

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Places to visit this winter

Volunteers clearing leaves into a wheelbarrow.

Volunteering taster days

If you're interesting in becoming a volunteer from Monday 27 April until Sunday 3 May come along to a taster day to see what roles might interest you.

The garden at Killerton looks glorious in the winter sun.

Find a place to visit 

In the South West you're never far from a National Trust garden, house or countryside walk.

Morning view over the Plym Estuary running through Saltram Park

Mayflower 400: Tide and Time 

Commemorating the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower sailing from Plymouth to America, through a series of cultural events, exhibitions and stories in city of Plymouth, Devon and Cornwall.

Upcoming events

Buckland Abbey

Winter family trails

Sat 25 Jan 2020
Take part in this Winter family trail for everyone to enjoy
Buckland Abbey

Winter Walks

Sat 25 Jan 2020
The estate walks are open every weekend in January for the whole family to explore.
Buckland Abbey

February Half Term Fun

Sat 15 Feb 2020
Take part in one of our family trails or craft activities this half term.
Lydford Gorge

'50 things' stick trail

Sat 15 Feb 2020
Look out for the stick activity stations on a walk to Whitelady Waterfall.
Castle Drogo

Helping nature trail

Sat 15 Feb 2020
Explore the grounds and learn new ways to help look after nature.
Lydford Gorge

Build a bird box

Sat 15 Feb 2020
Come along to Lydford Gorge to make your own bird box - materials and guidance provided by the ranger team.
Enjoy a wassail at an iconic location

What's on 

There are hundreds of events happening across the South West, including wassailing, volunteer open days and kids trails.

Winter wellbeing

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 winter colour.

Explore the estate on a weekly parkrun

Dartmoor parkruns 

Looking for a run perfect for all abilities in a beautiful setting? Why not join a Dartmoor parkrun? They take place every Saturday at 9am at Parke, the Plym Valley and Killerton.


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.