Winter walks near Exeter

Wrap up warm and get outdoors this winter with some walks near you.

The River Teign in autumn at Castle Drogo

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 parkland on a misty day

Knightshayes veteran and champion tree walk

Discover the champion trees which grow at Knightshayes on a walk through the garden, taking in redwoods, holly, sweet chestnut, the tallest redwood in Devon and the biggest turkey oak in the UK.

Killerton house in the mist
Walking trail

Killerton, Devon 

One of Killerton’s delights is its gardens, and there’s plenty to see even in winter. Enjoy the wintersweet, the hellebores and the amazing coloured stems of cornus. During this one-mile walk you can also enjoy sweeping views across the parkland to Dartmoor. As spring approaches you'll find cyclamen, crocuses and other early spring bulbs.

Donkeys looking through gate at the Donkey Sanctuary in Branscombe

Salcombe Hill circular walk

Whilst donkey-carts are no longer used at Weston Plats, this walk takes you up Weston Mouth to The Donkey Sanctuary which is home to over 500 donkeys and mules.

Dumpdon Hill is an Iron Age Hill Fort near Honiton in Devon

Dumpdon Hill Fort

An impressive Iron Age hill fort, Dumpdon sits on one of the largest and most striking hills in the beautiful Otter Valley; perfect for a bracing walk.