Seven autumnal walks in Devon

As rich hues of burgundy, orange and red start to arrive along with crisper Autumn days, why not explore what Devon's varied countryside has to offer?

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.

Acer with vibrant red leaves at Overbecks in South Devon

Overbeck's autumn colour

As summer bows out and autumn takes her place with a flourish of golden colours, the garden makes a sigh and settles into the slow pace of a new season. Peace and tranquility returns along each pathway as the buzz of summer recedes.

Remains of a tunnel brick kiln, Dewerstone Woods, Devon

Bricks, boulders and bronze walk at Dewerstone

Step back in time on a walk through Dewerstone, the site of many archaeological finds - some dating back as far as the Bronze Age.

There are stunning views across to Sidmouth from many sections of this accessible walk

Accessible walk: Salcombe Hill

Whether you have boots or paws, two wheels or four, this easily accessible short walk opens the South West Coast Path to everybody.

A misty morning over the Teign Valley seen from Castle Drogo

Gorge-ous views

This is a spectacular walk on Piddledown Common that overlooks the dramatic Teign Gorge.

An ancient oak tree in Horner Wood on the Holnicote Estate, Somerset

Horner Wood ancient trees walk

Start with a picnic in the meadows before exploring this extensive ancient wood pasture, and greeting the deer, stag and impressive 500-year-old oak tree.

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.

The view over the River Dart as seen from the Coombe Lane walk to Greenway

Galmpton to Greenway walk via Coombe Lane

A moderate 2.5 mile walk from Galmpton via Coombe Lane is perfect for walkers, cyclists and horse riders alike.