Autumnal walks near Plymouth

With crisp leaves underfoot, clear skies or clouds laden with rain, there's plenty of places to walk every autumn to the changing colours. Here are a few favourites near Plymouth to try out.

Which places are open and what you need to know before you visit 

More than 100 gardens and parks and hundreds of coast and countryside places are open in England and Northern Ireland. Following the latest government guidance, all houses in England and Northern Ireland are closed. We're reopening our places in Wales from Monday 9 November for visitors who live in Wales in line with Welsh government guidelines following the firebreak lockdown. To avoid disappointment please book in advance, especially at weekends and school holidays. Please check the property webpage of the place you wish to visit before you travel. Find out how to book and what to expect from your visit.

The house and garden in autumn at Cotehele, Cornwall

Autumn colour at Cotehele

Stroll around the garden or wander beneath the trees around the estate to see Cotehele ablaze with autumn hues and seasonal sounds.

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.

A beautiful autumn day over the Buckland estate

Autumn walks

Wrap up warm and see the estate bursting with autumn colours in the historic woodlands of Buckland Abbey.

Sheep grazing in the Lanhydrock estate

Lanhydrock Great Wood & Avenue Walk

This gentle walk is a great introduction to the mature, mixed woodland and historic parkland of the Lanhydrock estate.

Looking at the footpaths along Whitsand Bay, Cornwall

Whitsand Bay Circular Walk

Explore ancient routes and medieval green lanes, wander through woodland and heathland, walk past wetlands and discover a natural reservoir full of wildlife.

Dewerstone Woods, Plymbridge Woods and Plym Valley, Devon

Discovering Dewerstone Wood

Take a one-mile walk at Dewerstone Wood, a Site of Special Scientific Interest important for its landscape and wildlife as well its archaeology and industrial heritage.

Wembury, South West Devon

Take a stroll around Wembury Point

Discover Wembury Point's past, still evident if you look closely, and a wide variety of wildlife, on land, sea and water. Enjoy views across the bay to the mysterious Great Mewstone.

Dramatic views of rocks and waves below the path

Gara Point walk

A strenuous but rewarding walk round the wilder side of the Yealm estuary, from Gara Point to Noss Mayo, taking in a combination of Victorian history and wildlife along the way.

Enjoy the richness of the Autumn harvest	Woodland walk during the autumn at Parke, Devon

Nature's autumn harvest walk at Parke

Wander through the grounds of Parke during autumn and you'll be treated to a wonderful display of colour.