Picnic spots you can enjoy in Devon and Exmoor

There are plenty of picnic spots to soak up the scenery around Devon and on Exmoor. Pack a hamper and enjoy a sunny day outside with friends and family surrounded by sea views, wooded walks and sandy beaches. Don't forget to take your rubbish with you when you've finished to help keep these places special.

Family enjoying a summer picnic

Best picnic spots at Buckland

There are loads of great spaces to enjoy a family picnic at Buckland both in the gardens or on the estate. Follow the yellow route or pick a nice spot on the main lawn for the best views of the Abbey.

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.

Fisherman's Path beside the River Teign in May at Castle Drogo, Devon.
Walking trail

Picnicking in the Teign Valley 

As sunlight streams through the trees you can find a cool spot by the River Teign. Wildlife is abundant in the woods and you may glimpse a dipper or kingfisher.

National Trust working holiday Exmoor Lynmouth

Best picnic spots in North Devon

Pack a picnic and enjoy our top spots from across North Devon.

Smiling older man with picnic basket

Summer walks with a picnic spot

Summer is almost here and it's time to get out and enjoy the sunshine. Take a relaxing walk around the wild flower meadow, a place full of flora and fauna, then relax with a picnic in our orchard.

A shady spot with a perfect view

Take some time out in a shady spot

Tuck yourself away in a shady spot to relax in beautiful surroundings at Overbecks.

A bench among the roses in the rose garden at Compton Castle

Things to see and do in Compton Castle garden

Explore the rose garden, take a seat in the orchard, discover the medieval style knot garden and soak up some sunshine on the sunny lawns in Compton Castle's garden.

Children enjoying a picnic on the stables lawn at Knightshayes

Picking the perfect picnic stop at Knightshayes

In need of a bit of picnic inspiration? Here's our list of the top five spots to roll out the blanket and enjoy a spot of al fresco dining.

The colourful top garden border in the garden at Greenway, Devon

Exploring Greenway garden

Greenway is nestled in a woodland garden which drifts down the hill to the banks of the River Dart. The garden is complete with stunning views, colourful borders and grand trees.

View across Peppercombe and Portledge

Peppercombe Valley

Far away from the crowds, in a magical world known only to a select few, the Peppercombe valley is rich in wildlife and our secret.

Family picnic on the grass

Summer picnics and wildlife at Lydford Gorge

Enhance a beautiful summer walk with a picnic in one of our favourite spots.

The spring flowers bloom along the coast path near Soar Mill Cove

Soar Mill Cove, Devon

Follow the coast path down to the golden sands at Soar Mill Cove near Salcombe in the South Hams for a secluded picnic on the South Devon coast. Only reached by foot or boat, this is a sheltered, peaceful beach away from the crowds. Look out for rock samphire, sea beet and rare rock sea-lavender on the lower cliffs.