South West

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

Things to do this autumn

A water vole

Water voles make a welcome return to Exmoor 

This September, 150 water voles were reintroduced at six carefully chosen sites on the Holnicote Estate on Exmoor. The water vole is one of the fastest declining land mammal, disappearing from 94 per cent of its habitats. The plan for one of Britain’s most adorable, yet rare creatures is that it will be given a whole new start in a healthy environment, where they can breed and flourish.

All about apples

Stories from the places we care for

Cheltenham Avenue on the Sherborne Park Estate

Woodland walks in the South West 

Colourful woodlands are a great place to explore at any time of year.

Family in the house at Stourhead in Wilthsire

Find a place to visit 

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

Child apple picking in the orchard

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.