Autumnal walks near Plymouth

Crisp leaves underfoot, clear skies or clouds laden with rain, there's plenty of places to have walk this autumn. Here are a few favourites near Plymouth to try out.

A beautiful autumn day over the Buckland estate

Autumn at Buckland  

Crunchy jewel-coloured leaves are everywhere at Buckland Abbey this autumn. Here's what's looking great this season, and what not to miss out in the gardens and on the estate.

A black and white dog walks ahead of a couple through the leaves in the woods during autumn.

Autumn walks at Cotehele

Cotehele’s autumn tinted garden and woodlands are full of birds and wildlife; pull on your boots and get ready to explore.

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.

Sheep grazing in the Lanhydrock estate

Lanhydrock Great Wood and the 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.