Autumn walks around Devon

This is the perfect time to head outdoors and enjoy the changing colours of autumn. Here's a selection of our some of our favourite walks to wrap up warm for.

Looking towards Baggy Point from Mortepoint

Walking spots in North Devon and on Exmoor 

From coast to moor, we've picked out four great spots for a walk in North Devon and on Exmoor.

River Teign in autumn
Walking trail

Autumn walk at Castle Drogo 

Walk through crispy leaves along the river Teign and afterwards warm up with a hot chocolate in the cafe. There is also a second hand book shelf to browse as you take a break.

The view over Somerset from above Nether Stowey on the Coleridge Way

Coleridge nature walk, Somerset

Feel fresh air in your lungs and wander through the landscape that inspired Romantic poets Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth

Suspension bridge in autumn with golden brown leaves on trees

Soak up the changing autumn colours at Lydford Gorge

Make the most of the late sunshine and enjoy the golden brown canopy of the oak trees as the season moves into autumn.

Visitors on the coast path

Heddon Valley to Woody Bay Walk

Take in spectacular views across the Bristol Channel to Wales along an historic 19th-century carriageway.

View of the harbour through autumn leaves

Autumn walks in South Devon 

Take in some fresh air this autumn through woods and wild coastline, exploring South Devon with short strolls or challenging hikes. On some routes you can warm up again in cosy cafés after soaking up the autumn colours.

A view over the leafy garden at Knightshayes in Autumn

Where to enjoy an autumn walk at Knightshayes

Find out where you can make the most of the autumn weather and stunning colours with a walk around Knightshayes.

There are stunning walks along the coast path around Salcombe, Soar Mill Cove and Hope Cove

Bolberry Down and Soar Mill Cove walk

Explore the history of this magnificent corner of Devon whilst enjoying spectacular views out to sea on a walk over Bolberry Down.

Brean Down, coastal site, Somerset

Brean Down winter walk

Take a bracing winter walk with a steep climb to the top where you can be rewarded with fantastic views out across the Bristol Channel.

plains walk cover devon killerton dog

Plains Walk

This dog-friendly walk takes you through one of Killerton's hidden secrets, an enclosed, far-reaching expanse of grassland.

Thorn back ray case washed ashore

Wembury strandline walk

The walk between Wembury Beach and Wembury Point shows off the wonderful views out across the sea and to the Great Mewstone. The walk is a great opportunity to investigate the strandline for a glimpse into the hidden treasures of the sea.

The garden overlooking the river at Greenway in winter

Greenway garden winter ramble

A one mile walk around Greenway garden is a great way to discover the winter highlights and the best viewpoints over the River Dart.

People walking along the coast path with the sea behind them

Baggy Point circular walk via Bloodhills Cliff

A longer, circular walk along both sides of Baggy Point then over the top of the headland, with many points of interest and breathtaking views.

Walking boots

Watersmeet to Ash Bridge circular walk

Follow the East Lyn River on this easy family-friendly walk through beautiful woodland.

Dunster Castle in the summer

Dunster Castle garden tour

This varied walk takes in the impressive medieval gatehouse and ruined tower as well as the Castle, with panoramic views over the Bristol Channel, surrounding countryside and the moorland of Exmoor.

The stream that runs the waterwheel for Manor Mill

Branscombe village walk

A short circular walk around the historic, beautiful village of Branscombe in Devon

A walker on the coastal path at Morte Bay, Devon

Seven autumnal walks in Devon  

Roaming through open parkland, crunching through leaves in woodland or breathing in bracing sea air along the coast is sure to enliven the senses. Here are some of our favourite places to walk as winter appraoches.


Here's a look at walking spots in North Devon and on Exmoor

From coast to moor, we've picked out four spots for a walk in North Devon and on Exmoor, all within approximately an hour's drive of each other.