Seven autumn walks in Devon

Devon has it all for autumn colour - crunching through leaves in woodland, open parkland to explore or bracing sea air to breathe in whilst strolling along the coast. Here are some of our favourite places to walk as rusty golds, reds and oranges take over the countryside.

killerton wooden signpost fingerpost waymarker

Stretch your legs at Killerton

Whether you're here for a dog walk, a gentle stroll to enjoy the views, or an adventure with your young explorers, the outdoors at Killerton has a walk for you.

The small orchard at Branscombe next to the Old Bakery Tearooms
Walking trail

Branscombe historic walk 

A short circular walk around the historic, beautiful village of Branscombe. This walk is quite rocky, with two very steep slopes en route. Dogs are welcome except at the tea-rooms, forge and mill.

Winding paths through the valley

Teign Gorge classic circuit

Follow the breathtaking Hunters Path high above the river Teign from the imposing bulk of Castle Drogo for chances to spot wildlife and stunning views. There are many places to stop and enjoy a picnic.

A couple walking amongst the colourful pink spring flowers at Knightshayes in Devon

Seasonal beauty in the formal and woodland garden

Explore one of England’s great post-war gardens, with one of the National Trust’s most important plant collections.

Stone sign post for Lady Well, Sticklepath, Devon

Walk in the footsteps of Tom Pearse

Take a riverside walk along Belstone Cleave starting from Finch Foundry.

View from the Parminter walk at A la Ronde

Parminter walk

Follow in the steps of A la Ronde’s two spinster cousins, Jane and Mary Parminter, and enjoy a stroll around the meadow which is rich in flora, fauna and wildlife.

Visitors and dogs at the Whitelady Waterfall at Lydford Gorge, Devon

Explore the enchanted forest at Lydford Gorge 

Among the ancient trees of Lydford Gorge, Devon, are the spectacular White Lady Waterfall and the Devil's Cauldron. Visit with your family to discover its secrets.