Lesser known spots in Devon

If you have a sense of adventure and like to go off the beaten track, here's a glimpse of some lesser known spots in Devon to tempt you beyond your usual haunts.

Loughwood Meeting House

Little known Loughwood House 

A story of secrecy and persecution lurks in the history of Loughwood Meeting House, and the dangers faced by its Baptist worshippers.

Dumpdon Hill is an Iron Age Hill Fort near Honiton in Devon

Dumpdon Hill Fort

An impressive Iron Age hill fort, Dumpdon sits on one of the largest and most striking hills in the beautiful Otter Valley.

Inside Finch Foundry, Devon

Finding Finch Foundry 

Tucked away on the edge of Dartmoor, a wealth of industrial history is waiting to be explored. A chance to see the last working foundry in England and stop off for a cuppa in the tea-room too.

View of the valley at Buzzards, Devon

Exploring Buzzards woodland

Why not take the chance to explore off the beaten track at this tranquil woodland in the Dart Valley. If you're lucky you might even spot an otter or two.

A pleasant walk through Combe Wood, Devon

Combe Wood

Criss-crossed with pathways, this is the perfect place for a sheltered walk on a warm day.

Clyston Mill is nestled by the River Clyst.

Experience Clyston Mill

Nestled by the River Clyst sits one of the South West's last remaining working watermills.

View towards Seaton from Musbury Hill Fort

Musbury Hill Fort

Situated above the beautiful village of Musbury, this impressive Iron Age fort offers stunning views of the rural beauty of the Axe valley and out towards Shute Barton.

Budlake Old Post Office is filled with vintage items and curiosities.

Budlake Old Post Office

Why not take home some old fashioned sweets in a paper bag on your visit?

Behind the door of this medieval hall-house lies a rich history.


A rich tapestry of history lies behind the door...

The courtyard at Shute Barton

Medieval Shute Barton 

A rare example of a non-fortified Middle Age manor house. After a major restoration project it became a holiday cottage, or you can visit it on set weekends in the year.

Fingle Bridge in autumn

Fingle Bridge

A calm spot over the River Teign with unspoilt woods and winding paths along the river valley.