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

Places to visit

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What's on this spring

Springtime in the gardens of Lanhydrock, Cornwall

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

Ranger doing a beach clean at Woolacombe

Keeping our coastline clean 

Beach cleans are big part of our work to maintain the coast, and we're always looking for help.

Children on low ropes

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

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Upcoming events

Buckland Abbey

Art of Reflection - The Cosmic Egg

Mon 21 May 2018
A final flourish of the Art of Reflection exhibition
Buckland Abbey

It's bluebell time

Mon 21 May 2018
A sea of bluebells covering the floor of the Great North Wood
The Church House

Sea to Moor

Mon 21 May 2018
Exhibition of carved wooden birds by Lee Jenkins - cormorants to dippers and more in between ...
Buckland Abbey

Wild walkabout and Bushcraft ages 7yrs to 15 yrs

Sat 26 May 2018
This one day mixed bushcraft/survival session will give children an adventure experience and insight into essential natural skills.
Finch Foundry

Motorcycle day

Sat 26 May 2018
A wide range of motorcycles from throughout the ages to the modern day on display on Foundry meadow. Come along and meet some friends or make some new ones. All motorcycles welcome.
Castle Drogo

May half-term fun

Sat 26 May 2018
Hunt around the garden and grounds at Castle Drogo to find the boxes to help you answer the questions and complete the trail (£1 per trail, normal admission applies). On Tuesday 29 May, 11am-4pm you can get your hands dirty by taking part in...
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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.