Walks near Exeter

With the lighter evenings it is the perfect time to pull on your boots and head outdoors on one of our favourite walks near you.

Wisteria in bloom in the garden at Knightshayes, Devon

What to spot when walking in the woodland garden this spring

The garden becomes enchanting in yet another way in late spring, with one area in particular bursting into richly scented life. Find out more about what flora you can spot.

Bluebells covering the woodland floor at Buzzards

Spring beauty away from the crowds 

Why not step into a tranquil spring woodland walk all to yourself at Buzzards this season. Buzzards is a lesser known spot, but not for lack of beautiful things to spot, adorned with a carpet of bluebells in the Spring months. Why not find out more about this secret spot?

Winding paths through the valley

Teign Gorge classic circuit

Follow the breathtaking Hunters Path high above the river Teign from the imposing bulk of Castle Drogo for chances to spot wildlife and stunning views. There are many places to stop and enjoy a picnic.

The walk to Beer from Branscombe offers stunning views

Walking at Branscombe

Branscombe has walks that cater to all abilities with beautiful historical strolls or cliff-top climbs and views out to sea. All offer coastal views and a chance to explore and discover the natural surroundings of the Jurassic Coast UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stop for a drink at the Sea Shanty Cafe beside Branscombe Beach, and enjoy the vista out to sea.

Green-winged orchid at Orcombe Point

Orcombe's orchids are out on show

Green-winged orchids are brightening up the countryside at Orcombe Point, a lovely feature to look out for while admiring the views across Exmouth.

Forget me nots grow in Branscombe Wood

Signs of spring in East Devon 

Colourful wild flowers, warm sunshine and the promise of summer to come... These walks have been selected because rain or shine - signs of spring can be found.

Walks through the ancient woods at Castle Drogo

Three great walks around Exeter and Dartmoor 

From a stroll around Killerton to a strenuous hike through the ancient woodlands at Castle Drogo, here are some of our favourite lesser known spots for a walk around Exeter and Dartmoor.