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

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 beachy day out.

Walk & play

Peacock Butterfly

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 28 Jun 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 28 Jun 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.
The Church House

Dartmoor and countryside

Wed 28 Jun 2017
An exhibition of mixed media pictures by local artist, Jen Bradley.
Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum

Garden trail: Plants from around the world

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

High Brown Fritillary Trail

Wed 28 Jun 2017
Learn more about the rare High Brown Fritillary and where to spot them in this informative trail for adults.

Greenway history talk

Wed 28 Jun 2017
Would you like to know more about the history of Greenway pre-Agatha Christie? Volunteer Ken will be giving a history talk in the courtyard.


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.