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.

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.

Girl throwing fallen autumnal leaves over a lady's head

Autumn at Antony 

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, wrap up and bring a picnic with a Thermos, gaze along autumnal views to the river Lyner, take a moment to reflect on what 2020 has meant to you so far. Don't miss out on October half-term fun too, there's a scarecrow labyrinth and den building area to discover.

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.

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 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.