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.

View of Cotehele Quay through autumn leaves at Cotehele, Cornwall

Autumn colour at Cotehele

Cotehele is full of the colours of autumn. The planting in the garden looks beautiful at this time of year and there's the woodland walk by the Chapel-in-the-wood and along Morden Stream to the mill too.

Girl throwing fallen autumnal leaves over a lady's head

Autumn days 

Say goodbye to summer, breathe in the crisp air and see what Antony has to offer this season. Take a welly walk in the garden, enjoy looking around a cosy family home and finish things off with a seasonal warmer in the tea-room. Don't miss out on Halloween too which promises pumpkins, a witches den and more.

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 days

Take a gentle stroll through the changing colour of Buckland's woodlands. Jump into piles of crunchy leaves and admire the autumnal views of the Tavy valley landscape. Here are our picks of what's not to be missed this autumn.

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.

Sheep grazing in the Lanhydrock estate

Lanhydrock Great Wood & Avenue Walk

This gentle walk is a great introduction to the magical, mature, mixed woodland and impressive 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.