A blaze of colour in South Devon

Here are some of our favourite spring walks for spotting wild flowers, hearing birdsong and catching a glimpse of a butterfly. Top tips: On the Gara Point walk look out for lambs (please take care). When following the East Soar to Overbeck's walk, take a diversion through Tor Woods (on the map) to find wild garlic and bluebells.

Dramatic views of rocks and waves below the path

Gara Point walk

A strenuous but rewarding walk round the wilder side of the Yealm estuary, from Gara Point to Noss Mayo, taking in a combination of Victorian history and wildlife along the way.

The view over the Salcombe estuary from the house and garden at Overbeck's, Devon.

East Soar to Overbeck's walk

Discover a sub-tropical garden hidden in the heart of Devon on this interesting and eclectic National Trust trail.

There is a wonderful circular walk around Little Dartmouth

A circular walk from Little Dartmouth

Enjoy a beautiful walk with far-reaching views. Take a detour and visit the secluded, sandy Compass Cove. Finish at the ruin of Gallants Bower, an old Civil War fort with impressive 360-degree views across the Dartmouth estuary and inland.

Bluebells line the pathways through Wembury Woods

Wembury Woods walk

A hilly route that encompasses colourful woodlands, some lovely views of the Yealm river and the hedge-lined fields that lie to the east of Wembury.