Get away from the crowds this Easter in Devon

Fancy some peace and quiet during the Easter holiday season? We've picked out some of the quieter spots around Devon and Exmoor to head out into the great outdoors and stretch your legs.

Garden maze at Overbeck's in Salcombe, South Devon

Overbeck's Secret Garden

A hidden gem - the Secret garden, one of the many hidden corners at Overbeck's. You can't miss the tall date palm in the middle of the grass area. This palm comes from The Canary Islands.

Bluebells flowering in the garden at Coleton Fishacre

Bluebell spotting around Brownstone and Coleton Camp 

The sight of a sea of bluebells is one of the best things in late spring. Find out where the best places to see bluebells in flower usually are around Brownstone and Coleton Camp.

The garden overlooking the river at Greenway in winter

Secret spots for spring

These secret spots in Greenway garden are off the beaten track and surrounded by spring flowers; perfect if you're looking for some peace and tranquillity this spring.

The summerhouse, Finch Foundry, Devon

The peace and quiet of the cottage garden

A small and compact cottage garden - a perfect spot to relax and unwind.

Rugged coastline at Hoist Point, Ringmore and Kingston
Walking trail

Hoist Point walk 

Park in the lovely village of Kingston (near Ringmore) to explore the highest point of this coastline between Plymouth and Dartmouth. This circular, strenuous trail has some great beaches to visit along the way, ideal places to take a rest after all the climb. Why not pop into the 16th century pub, The Dolphin, in Kingston before returning home?

View across Peppercombe and Portledge

Peppercombe Valley

Far away from the crowds, in a magical world known only to a select few, the Peppercombe valley is rich in wildlife and our secret.

Thatched cottages at Selworthy Green, Holnicote Estate, Somerste

Village life around the Holnicote Estate

With over 12,000 acres of land on the estate, we've put together our top village hot spots to help you get the most from your visit.

Beautiful blue-green water in the sunshine

Tucker's Pool

Tucker's Pool tucked away at one end of the gorge is a quieter, more restful place.

A view towards Loughwood Meeting House

Escape the crowds in East Devon 

If you're searching for a slice of tranquility, these are a few of our picks for a peaceful visit to East Devon.

A misty morning over the Teign Valley seen from Castle Drogo

Explore the Teign Gorge

Follow the winding paths below the castle into the sheltered Teign Gorge. Explore this ancient gorge, teeming with wildlife on trails along the river.