Perfect picnic spots in the Exeter area

We love a relaxing picnic; here are some of our favourite places to settle down with a blanket and our favourite sarnies.

Find a picnic spot for an al fresco lunch at Killerton, Devon

Top five places for a picnic

Feel the grass between your toes or find shade under a canopy of trees. There's plenty of perfect places for an al fresco feast at Killerton, here's five of our favourites.

A la Ronde house

A la Ronde 

Why not enjoy your picnic in the grounds of this quirky, sixteen-sided house? Don't forget you can pop inside afterwards and explore the Parminter sisters' fascinating and unique home, packed full of curiosities.

Visitors and dogs at the Whitelady Waterfall at Lydford Gorge

Lydford Gorge, Devon 

You can picnic in the orchard or woods, and there are tea-rooms nearby too. You can top off your day with tasty treats such as homemade cakes and ice creams, and the children can enjoy the play area. After your picnic, why not finish with an exhilarating walk to see the 30m Whitelady Waterfall and the bubbling Devil’s Cauldron?

The River Teign with sunlight streaming through the trees

Castle Drogo 

Castle Drogo offers lots of spots for a picnic – the café offers picnic packs or bring your own! Find a spot in the garden whilst it’s in full bloom, or take a walk down the Teign Valley and tuck in next to the bubbling River Teign, admiring bluebells and ancient trees.

Family enjoying a summer picnic

Top spots at Knightshayes for a stroll and a picnic

Find out some fantastic spots around Knightshayes that are perfect for a summer stroll, followed by a delicious picnic.

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.

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.