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

Places to visit

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A family enjoying a walk amongst the daffodils at Saltram, Devon

Spring walking  

Spot signs of spring on these walks around Devon (and Exmoor).

Little ones enjoying the Cadbury Egg Hunt

Where to find Easter fun this spring in Devon and on Exmoor 

Where can you hunt down eggs, do a nature trail and have an eggsellent day out? We've picked out some ideas.


Here's a look at where you can swing, jump and play

Here's a pick of the best spots to swing, jump and run - all within an hour's drive of Exeter. Have a sneak preview of what's in store when you come to explore near you.

Top spots for spring

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Upcoming events

Buckland Abbey

Medieval Beast Hunt

Fri 28 Apr 2017
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.
Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum

Garden trail: Plants from around the world

Fri 28 Apr 2017
Look out for the information slates in the garden telling you about the different plants through the season.
Heddon Valley

Heddon Valley History Trail

Fri 28 Apr 2017
Discover more about the hidden history of Heddon Valley with this informative self-led walking trail for adults.
The Church House

Art exhibition

Fri 28 Apr 2017
Amazing art of Dartmoor by local artist, Robert Lee Wade
A la Ronde

Art exhibition by Daphne Currier

Fri 28 Apr 2017
Moments of Drama in Nature
Brownstone and Coleton Camp

Countryside walks at Coleton Fishacre

Fri 28 Apr 2017
Would you like to explore the rugged stretch of coastline in the company of a countryside ranger?


Home to remote and romantic landscapes, including a castle home and a house full of collections.


You can find exotic gardens, ancient houses and mining history encircled by a much-loved coastline.


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

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Public notices in Devon 

Following The Charity Commission’s Direction the National Trust (in common with all charities) must give public notice of disposals of leases and easements of inalienable land held for charitable purposes for a term of more than 35 years