Sometimes it's late, it's grey, it's drizzling and cold and yet you can still be glad you've been for a walk. I only had a short window this evening - between one thing and another - to head out and so did a quick 'out and back' along the Strand in Topsham. If you park … Continue reading A wander is always worth it…
This walk is a lovely loop through gorgeous countryside, with a well placed playground and pub along the way! Aylesbeare is a small village in East Devon, hidden away but close to the airport. To start this walk, park on the main road near to the fantastic, newly opened Night Jar pub. Take the signed 'unmetalled … Continue reading Aylesbeare Amble
Martinsfield is a tenanted farm owned by the National Trust's Killerton estate. Situated off the B3181 just outside Broadclyst, it is not usually open to the general public but there is a wildlife walk signposted around the fields and prearranged educational visits are catered for. You pass through the farm when walking or cycling the … Continue reading Martinsfield Farm Lambing Sunday
The Grand Western Canal Country Park is a fabulous publically accessible space and nature reserve offering lots of opportunities for walks and family fun. The canal towpath is great for buggy/wheelchair walks and cycling and recent developments have made short circular routes easier to follow. The Swans Neck Circular is a great loop walk almost … Continue reading Swans Neck Circular – Halberton
Blackbury Camp is an English heritage managed site, but it free to visit and great for all ages and dogs (on leads) too. It is easily found on the main Sidmouth to Seaton road, clearly signposted after leaving the A3052. There is a free car park and a few information boards around the site. Whilst … Continue reading Blackbury Camp
Anyone who follows this page regularly will know that I find both refreshments and being able to walk in a loop big wins on a walk! This route has a pub at each end and can be made into a circuit - a real success! Starting in Tipton St John, where you can park in the … Continue reading Two Pubs Tipton Walk!
We are always keen to find alternatives to traditional Motorway Services when we go on long journeys, preferring to find somewhere we can get everyone out of the car safely and have a good stretch of the legs and a proper explore. National Trust properties often fulfil this brief, and we recently featured Stourhead as a great … Continue reading Slimbridge Wetland Centre
We absolutely love visiting DiscoverHannahs at Seale-Hayne. A fantastic place with loads going on, we always enjoy their school holiday themed activities - you can read about last summer's 'Alice in Wonderland' fun on the blog. This half term is 'Wildlife Week' with a packed timetable of animal-themed activities every day. Entry to the site is free, … Continue reading Half Term at Hannahs
Whimple is a lovely East Devon village, with a Heritage Centre, fantastic Post Office/Village Stores that incorporates a café area, and 2 pubs - the New Fountain Inn and The Thirsty Farmer. This flat and easy walk can be started in the centre of the village - you can arrive by bus, train or car (there is a … Continue reading A Whimple Walk
If you're struggling for ideas of things to do with the children when the weather is not so nice, have a look at these for inspiration! Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton The Thelma Hulbert Gallery is a hidden gem in Honiton, central and easy to find with parking and public transport nearby. It is free to enter … Continue reading Festive Fun Undercover!