South West

Classic coastline, tropical gardens, iconic monuments and the great outdoors

Two young girls in matching dresses looking around Saltram, Devon

Things to do during the heatwave  

As the days stay hot, there are plenty of historic houses, countryside and gardens that are perfect to make the most of or get away from the sun for a few hours.

Things to do this summer

Laura and George Ridding and Sylvia Pankhurst portrait images

Faces of Change: Votes for Women 

Rare portraits of Devon women who were influential in the suffrage campaign will be on display at Killerton from August to October. In partnership with the National Portrait Gallery, an incredible array of photographs and paintings are being displayed at Killerton in Devon celebrating key figures in the national campaign for women’s suffrage.

The view over the River Dart in summer as seen from the walk from Galmpton to Greenway via Mill Lane

Summer walks in the South West by county 

Some of the best summer walks in the South West to help you find the perfect route, whether it's near where you live or where you're heading for the summer holidays.

Mel and Jonty Brunyee with two sheep at Conygree Farm

Fine Farm Produce Awards 2018 

Sustainable food isn't just better for nature, it tastes better too. Read the list of winners of this year's Fine Farm Produce Awards, recognising the very best farm food producers from our 1,500 tenant farmers and estates.

Visitor sketching one of our special places

Drawing inspiration 

Wherever you live in the South West, find somewhere near to inspire your creativity

Ideas for mindfulness and well being

Stories from the places we care for

Kingston Lacy in Wimborne, Dorset

Find a place to visit 

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

A ranger guides a father and daughter rockpooling at Wembury, South Devon

Find an event 

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

The Mewstone at Wembury

Healthy, beautiful natural environment 

When nature and wildlife can move freely between habitats, they flourish. Without this freedom, they suffer. Our coastal ambition is to join up the coastline, working with partners to make a link around the coast so wildlife can prosper.