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

Places to visit

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Bluebells in the woods at Buckland Abbey

Find some blooms around Dartmoor 

The gardens and countryside are looking beautiful with flowers out in bloom. Here's some ideas of places to go to enjoy them near you on Dartmoor.

Walkers near Little Trowlesworthy Tor, Upper Plym, Devon

Walks on Dartmoor 

Walking on Dartmoor is one of the best ways to explore the area. Here are a few of our favourite walks to enjoy this spring.

Family fun around Devon

Spring bulbs flowering at Tyntesfield

Find a place to visit 

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

Volunteers take part in a beach clean at Studland Bay

Beach cleans across the South West 

We look after miles of coastline and beaches across the South West, and rely on volunteers to help us clear the tons of litter that appears on the coast. Take a look and see if there's a beach clean near you for this weekend and beyond.

Groups of people outside the front of the house for a popular event at Arlington Court

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

Lydford Gorge

Fun with fire

Sat 23 Mar 2019
Learn how to light a fire without matches, and then mix up some tasty dough to cook on a stick over the campfire.
Buckland Abbey

Natural history of Dartmoor - Evening talk with John Walters

Sat 30 Mar 2019
An evening of natural history with BBC's Spring and Winter watch reporter, John Walters.
Buckland Abbey

Mother's Day at Buckland

Sun 31 Mar 2019
Mother's Day is on Sunday 31st March, so why not treat your mum to a special day out at Buckland this year.
Lydford Gorge

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Sat 06 Apr 2019
How do wild animals make their homes? What are they like to live in? Find out by following the trail through the orchard. Also keep your eyes peeled for clues that Bunny has been visiting his friends on a walk around the gorge, a chocolatey treat...
Buckland Abbey

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Sat 06 Apr 2019
Can you help us find all the mischievous Medieval bunnies hidden around the estate?
Buckland Abbey

Easter Fused glass workshop

Sat 06 Apr 2019
Create your own Spring themed piece of fused glass artwork


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.