Walks in Devon

Here's a selection of our some of our favourite walks in Devon. As spring unfolds, soak up the views from Devon's rolling hills and rugged coast, take shorter walks in parks and gardens or circular walks on Dartmoor or Exmoor.

Visiting this spring 

Our gardens, parks and countryside locations are open. Cafés are offering a takeaway service and some outdoor seating is available at cafés in England only. Some shops are open in England and Wales but remain closed in Northern Ireland. All houses are currently closed. The safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors remains our priority. To avoid disappointment please book in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends and bank holidays. Please check the property webpage before you visit and follow government guidance.

Bluebells in the woods at Buckland Abbey

Buckland bluebells

Don’t miss the magical carpets of bluebells along the ancient woodland walks at Buckland this year.

A view of a magnolia in view of the house at Knightshayes in Devon

Walks around Knightshayes

Discover champion trees and peaceful spots on these self-guided walks around the Knightshayes estate and further afield.

Hangman Hills Exmoor Heddon Valley

The best walks across North Devon

From coastline to countryside, easy access to daylong hikes, here are the some of the best walks North Devon has to offer.

A cluster of bright yellow daffodils

Killerton garden seasonal walk

Enjoy a walk around the garden in spring to nature's wonders, including spectacular spring blossom.

Walkers in a spring garden

Greenway's spring walk

Greenway garden is at it's very best in spring, filled with flowering camellias, rhododendrons, magnolias and bulbs. This walk takes in some of the best places in the garden to see the spring flowers.

View from Salcombe Hill looking down to Sidmouth and the Jurassic coastline

Salcombe views and valleys

Enjoy incredible views on this gentle walk around Salcombe Hill in Devon.

View of a misty Castle Drogo from across the gorge

Gorge-ous views

This is a spectacular walk on Piddledown Common that overlooks the dramatic Teign Gorge.

A National Trust ranger van parked at Man Sand beach
Walking trail

Coastal circular walk from Woodhuish 

This circular walk near Coleton Fishacre leads from Woodhuish Farm to Man Sands beach and back via the South West Coast Path. It takes in a wetland area perfect for bird watching, rugged coastline, a secluded beach and even a Victorian cider press.

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.

Sea views from Coleton Fishacre garden in winter

125th anniversary trail

2020 was the 125th anniversary of the National Trust so to celebrate we created a 1.25km walk around Coleton Fishacre garden. This accessible walk takes in woodlands and stretching sea views.