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, cafés, shops and countryside locations are open to visit. Subject to government confirmation, we're planning to reopen houses in England and Wales from 17 May, and in Northern Ireland from 24 May. Advance booking for visits helps us keep everyone safe and socially distanced. At quieter times such as weekdays, booking shouldn't be necessary, but to guarantee entry we recommend booking in advance, especially at 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.

Lydford Gorge bridge and Whitelady Waterfall in winter

Lydford Gorge Waterfall trail

Descend into the gorge to find the towering Whitelady Waterfall. The walk takes around an hour on mostly good paths with some uneven steps.

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. Please be aware that the Foresters track through the gorge will be closed from the 19 April for 3 weeks, to enable track improvement works.

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.