Exeter winter walks

Head into rolling hills and crisp fields to experience the countryside surrounding Exeter at its seasonal best. Frost-tipped leaves and crunchy grass underfoot will be your companions as you burn off the mince pies.

Visitors walking in the grounds at Knightshayes, Devon

What can you get up to this February half term?

It's the new year, and the perfect chance to get outdoors and blow the cobwebs away, explore with the dog or keep the little ones energised. Here's some great things on offer at Knightshayes this February.

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.

The steps to Whitelady Waterfall with a covering of snow on the ground around

Winter walking at Lydford Gorge

Wrap up warm to escape the hustle and bustle of Christmas preparations with a bracing walk to Whitelady Waterfall.

A daphne shrub in the sun at Knightshayes

What to spot in the gardens this winter

It may be one of the dreariest and cold months, but there's plenty to see in January and February at Knightshayes in the gardens. Here's our garden team's top tips for things to spot.

Visitors walking on the estate

Gorge-ous views

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

Front Park gate, Killerton

Killerton garden winter walk

Explore the garden at Killerton in winter to see such gems as the Tibetan Cherry Tree and the carpets of cyclamen.

Danes Wood, Killerton

Danes Wood walk

An enchanting walk through nearby Danes Wood, a haven for wildlife with the perfect habitat for insects, small mammals and birds.

A couple walking amongst the colourful pink spring flowers at Knightshayes in Devon

Seasonal beauty in the formal and woodland garden

Explore one of England’s great post-war gardens, with one of the National Trust’s most important plant collections.

View from the Parminter walk at A la Ronde

Parminter walk

Follow in the steps of A la Ronde’s two spinster cousins, Jane and Mary Parminter, and enjoy a stroll around the meadow which is rich in flora, fauna and wildlife.

Winding paths through the valley

Teign Gorge classic circuit

Follow the breathtaking Hunters Path high above the river Teign from the imposing bulk of Castle Drogo for chances to spot wildlife and stunning views. There are many places to stop and enjoy a picnic.

A spring day at Parke, Devon

A walk around Parke

Discover the fascinating history of Parke on this walk around its boundary.