Winter walks near Exeter

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

Frosty morning on Hunters path at Castle Drogo, Devon

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.

Visitors walking in the grounds at Knightshayes, Devon

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Enjoy the views from the accessible circular route at Salcombe Hill, using the toposcope for guidance

Two top winter walks in East Devon

When the skies clear and you've had enough pottering around the house, it's a chance to wrap up warm and enjoy the fresh winter air. Here are two walking trails around Branscombe.

Sparkling frosty parkland in the winter at Knightshayes

Winter walks at Knightshayes

Winter is still one of the best times to explore the different walks and vistas at Knightshayes. Find out what walks are on offer and see what else is on offer around the estate.

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.