Make the most of the longer evenings in the South West

Longer days and warming sunshine expand the hours that you can spend exploring places in the South West.

Winding paths through the valley
Walking trail

Teign gorge run 

This 3.6 mile route around the bubbling river Teign whilst the light fades through the trees makes a good after work run.

Branscombe mist at sunrise over the water

Where to enjoy the longer evenings in East Devon

Whether spotting orchids at Orcombe Point, paddling the Jurassic Coastline, or enjoying a long country walk, East Devon has plenty to offer for your longer evenings.

A view towards the sea through the bluebells on the Yealm estuary

Make the most of longer evenings in South Devon 

With wildflowers blooming, later sunsets and birds returning to our shores, a stroll along South Devon's coast and countryside is a popular way to while away the extra hours.

Tyntesfield meadows

Evening walk with the Tyntesfield Head Gardener

Make the most of the evenings growing longer and join Head Gardener Paul on a guided walk around the estate. Saturday 17 June, 6:30 - 8pm, booking essential.

Runners running through the woodland at Tyntesfield

Tyntesfield 10

Organised by Nailsea Running Club, the Tyntesfield 10 is a great way of seeing the estate in a new way over a challenging 10k circuit. Booking essential via the Nailsea Running Club website.

A choir perform in the chapel at Tyntesfield

The Churchill Singers in the Chapel

Local chamber choir, the Churchill Singers, perform renaissance and romantic music under the musical directorship of Michael Taylor, and will be joined by talented soprano Kiran Ellis.

A view towards Old Harry from the Purbeck Ridgeway

The Purbeck Ridgeway walk - Corfe Castle to the coast

Longer evenings mean more time for exploring further afield. The Purbeck Ridgeway walk links Corfe Castle with that other Dorset landmark, Old Harry and gives spectacular views over Poole Harbour and the Isle of Purbeck throughout. Tackle the whole nine miles with the option to return by steam train or just try a section.

Sun setting behind Trerice

Evenings at Trerice

As the days start to get shorter and the summer draws to a close, fill an evening with a visit to Trerice.