Natural beauty around Devon and Exmoor

As leaves turn brown and the air takes on a chill, why not get out amongst some of the natural landscapes and wildlife that Devon and Exmoor have to offer?

Sessile oak woodland

Woodland and unusual trees of North Devon

From ancient chestnuts to the No Parking Whitebeam, North Devon is home to plenty of special trees within its varied woodland habitats. Why not come for a woodland walk and see them up close?

Woody Bay Coach Path Trees

West Exmoor woodland work

The West Exmoor rangers care for over 1200 acres of woodland. Find out how they look after this hugely significant area, and some of their woodland management plans for the future.

Biking at Heddon Valley

What’s so special about the Heddon Valley? 

It's easy to see why the Heddon Valley on Exmoor is every local's list of favourite walks. The scenery is breathtaking, starting under huge, mature trees shading a bubbling river, which winds down to the sea through spectacularly plunging hillsides.

A beech tree at Ashridge Estate, Hertfordshire

Ancient Woodland 

Ancient woodland plays a part in our heritage and creates habitat for our wildlife, however Britain has lost almost half of its ancient woodland since the 1930s. The National Trust is working to reverse this decline.

Dunkery Beacon on the Holnicote Estate, Somerset

Our top five must see places at Holnicote

Whether you're looking for coastal views, wide open moorland or tranquil wooded walks, Holnicote has something beautiful to offer. Take a look at our top five places to explore and use it to create your own itinerary.

A group of Red Deer hind in the Arlington parkland

Wild deer on the Arlington estate

Discover the red deer who thrive in Arlington's parkland and when's the best time to find them.

A Daubenton's bat

Bats at Killerton

A team of expert volunteers are making exciting discoveries about the bats that live on the Killerton estate.

Looking towards Baggy Point from Mortepoint

Walking spots in North Devon and on Exmoor 

From coast to moor, we've picked out four great spots for a walk in North Devon and on Exmoor.

View from the roof of Castle Drogo, Devon, towards Dartmoor and the Teign Valley

Try stargazing at Teign Valley, Devon 

On the edge of Dartmoor, the National Trust's Piddledown Common sits below wide open skies that show off the galaxy's wonderful display of stars.

Woolacombe sand dunes cows

Cows in Woolacombe dunes

We've successfully introduced a trial of innovative invisible fencing technique, along with ten North Devon Red cattle, to help improve our plant and wildlife species in the sand dunes at Woolacombe beach.

Views of open countryside across the Watersmeet valley

Things to see and do at Watersmeet

From fishing to foraging, there's lots to see and do at Watersmeet, North Devon

A deer in Ashclyst forest

Ashclyst Forest

A magical forest to explore.