Autumn walks

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.

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.

Suspension bridge in autumn with golden brown leaves on trees

Soak up the changing autumn colours at the gorge

Lace up your boots to explore the three mile circular gorge walk before the Devil’s Cauldron and river path are shut for the winter.

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.

A view of cows grazing on a hill with the River Dart and the village of Dittisham in the background

Galmpton to Greenway walk via Mill Lane

The walk to Greenway from Galmpton via Mill Lane takes in great views over the River Dart, and even goes along a beach foreshore. When the tide is in you may need to take off your socks and shoes to wade through the river for a short while, but when the tide is out it's a more straightforward walk.

Walking boots

Watersmeet to Ash Bridge circular walk

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

Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee upstairs in the bakery

The Old Bakery

Under the thatched eaves of this former traditional bakery, you'll discover the old bread oven and proving trough. It's now a cosy tea-room with a garden alongside the mill stream and a beautiful orchard nearby.

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.