New Year's activities in Devon

Are you looking for a fresh challenge or experience to start the new year? Whether it's regular walking, running or a spot of volunteering, here are some ideas from around Devon.

Volunteer and ranger tree work North Devon

Volunteer with us in North Devon

We're always looking for volunteers to help us with the work we do in North Devon. If you'd like to try something new, get outdoors, learn new skills and lend a hand to a great cause, then volunteering could be for you.

National Trust is celebrating 125 years

Celebrating 125 years

2020 is the 125th anniversary of the National Trust. To celebrate, the properties in the English Riviera will be raising £125,000 in a year long fundraising campaign for special projects at each place. Find out more and how you can be a 125 fundraiser.

Cyclists cycling through Plymbridge

Outdoors and active in North Devon 

Getting active on the New Year's resolution list? Here are some ideas to stretch your legs around North Devon and Exmoor.

Walkers with a ranger on the coast path

Walks in the English Riviera

This year we created a new walking programme around the English Riviera, to provide opportunities for fresh air and the chance to relax in the outdoors, but we've sadly taken the decision to close our parks and gardens, in addition to our houses, shops and cafés, to help restrict the spread of coronavirus.

View of Saltram House across the West Lawn

Winter at Saltram 

Winter is a great time to get your wellies or running shoes on and enjoy Saltram. Snowdrop spotting followed by a garden trail, finished off with a warm cuppa in the café sounds like the perfect day out.

Take a trip around the Jurassic coastline with Exmouth Watersports

Exmouth Watersports

At Exmouth Watersports a large team of highly trained instructors are available to teach paddleboarding, windsurfing, kitesurfing, kayaking and more.

parkrun at Killerton in autumn and winter

Killerton parkrun

Get your running shoes and bring your friends and family for a fun 5km run every week.

People running on grass with the sea in the background

Trust10 run at Coleton Fishacre

The Trust10 trail run takes place at Coleton Fishacre on the fourth Sunday of every month. This free, monthly trail run takes in the garden at Coleton Fishacre and the surrounding coast line in two 5km loops.

Runners passing through a countryside gate.

Warm up with a winter run 

Our new running trail is perfect for breaking in that pair of running shoes you unwrapped at Christmas.

A fire in the orchard

A winter tradition at Saltram 

Shouting loudly, banging drums and fiery torches make the perfect recipe for Saltram's annual Wassail on Saturday 25 January.

Dog and owner walking at Combe Wood

Explore somewhere new

Devon is full of hidden gems, so if you're looking for new places to visit this year, there are some lovely lesser known spots waiting to be uncovered.

Volunteers clearing leaves into a wheelbarrow.

Volunteering taster days

If you're interesting in becoming a volunteer from Monday 27 April until Sunday 3 May come along to a taster day to see what roles might interest you.