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

Places to visit

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Our work in the South West

Summer walks with a picnic spot

Fisherman's Path beside the River Teign in May at Castle Drogo, Devon.

Little gems and lesser known facts in Devon and Somerset 

Think you've seen it all? Tucked away in Devon and Somerset we have some little gems waiting to be discovered, whether it's somewhere you've never heard of, or a little known fact about somewhere you know well.

Outdoors in Devon & on Exmoor

Soar Mill Cove

Top beaches for a summer day in South Devon 

Secluded coves or sandy playgrounds, there are many places along the South Devon coast for a day beside the seaside.

Walk & play

Spot some wildlife near you 

There are plenty of places to see Devon and Exmoor's summer wildlife start to bloom. We've pulled together a list of great spots.


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.

Find a place to visit 

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

Upcoming events


Lost Killerton

Wed 23 Aug 2017
Archaeologists might have found the lost house of Killerton, a grand mansion that was started by the Acland family but never finished. The Lost Killerton trail will take you there.
Buckland Abbey

Medieval Beast Hunt

Wed 23 Aug 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.
Lydford Gorge

Wild sculpture scavenger hunt

Wed 23 Aug 2017
When you visit the gorge over the summer holidays see how many wild sculptures you can spot on your walk.

1950's Summer of Play Trail

Wed 23 Aug 2017
Kids...grab a trail sheet from the welcome center and go on a 1950's inspired trail around the garden.

Summer holiday fun

Wed 23 Aug 2017
Navigate your way through the school holidays with mazes, trails, games and puzzles to keep the kids' brains, and not your patience, stretched this summer.
The Church House

Paintings of Dartmoor

Wed 23 Aug 2017
Watercolours of the Dartmoor landscape by local artist, Chris Court

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



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


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