English Riviera

Lush gardens and intriguing historic houses close by South Devon’s classic holiday coast

Places to visit

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Behind shot of parent and child walking in the winter

Winter walks around the English Riviera

Winter is a great time to enjoy a walk in the English Riviera. It's a quieter time of year, the blue sea is clearly visible through leaf-less trees and there are a variety of places to walk.

New year, new challenge?

A gardener at Greenway picking vegetables with a group of children

Volunteer recruitment drop-in afternoon 

To find out about volunteering in the English Riviera, why not come along to a drop-in day? On Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 January, you can take a look around, meet the team and talk about opportunities to get involved as a volunteer at Greenway, Coleton Fishacre, Compton Castle and Bradley Manor.

Looking ahead to half term

Camellia in flower in Greenway garden

Season of festivals at Greenway

In 2019 we're celebrating 10 years of Greenway being open to the public, and will be bringing you a season of festivals. To kick start celebrations and in recognition of being accredited an 'International Camellia Garden of Excellence', we're holding our first ever Camellia Festival at the end of March. Come and view the displays, take part in the walks, talks and workshops and immerse yourself in all things camellia.

A National Trust ranger van parked at Man Sand beach

Coastal circular walk from Woodhuish

This circular walk near Coleton Fishacre leads from Woodhuish Farm to Man Sands beach and back via the South West Coast Path. It takes in a wetland area perfect for bird watching, rugged coastline, a secluded beach and even a Victorian cider press.

Visitor walking their dog on a frosty morning in the north woodland, Trelissick, Cornwall

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

National Trust flower count daffodils

The annual Valentine's Day Flower Count results are in 

Garden teams have been busy counting flowers in gardens across the South West all in time for Valentine’s Day. The results are in, showing that spring is just around the corner, but there’s some confusion in the flower world; has the cold snap passed?

Girl running through a field in winter hat

Find an event 

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

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English Riviera

Explore lush gardens and intriguing historic houses close by South Devon’s classic holiday coast