Who doesn't love a bit of proper Devon history and a hidden, secret beach?! Ness Cove is tucked away in Shaldon, a fabulous 'secret' bay that has all the makings of a great family day out.To find the top secret location from Shaldon itself, follow the signs for the long stay parking area and don't … Continue reading Ness Cove Beach
What a wood! Just a few minutes from Honiton, there's a free parking bay, a circular walk, den building, fallen trees to climb and ditches to jump in and the most amazing autumn colours. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/combe-wood/trails/woods-and-wild-flowers
There is something just so timelessly beautiful about the carpets of blue that takeover our local woodlands at this time of year. Nothing hints of summer days out and picnic and play plans as much as the scent and sight of vivid blues and gorgeous greens. Whilst small patches can be found around almost any … Continue reading Bluebell Beauty Spots around Exeter
Hembury Hill Fort is an amazingly historic site of ancient settlements situated above Honiton in the Blackdown Hills AONB. It is a wonderfully peaceful place full of wildlife and with incredible views out over the surrounding countryside. While there is access directly from the main Honiton to Cullompton road, this entrance is both hair-raising to … Continue reading Hembury Hill Fort
Witness Moor Woodlands are situated in the Blackdown Hills AONB and are found high above Honiton with far reaching views to Dartmoor and Exmoor. To get to the main car park and the start of 2 waymarked trails, you take the Cullompton road from Honiton, and after driving through Awliscombe, turn right at Hembury Fort … Continue reading Witness Moor, East Devon
Beacon Heath is named after a real heathland, an amazing open space to the North West of Exeter that affords incredible views over the Exe estuary and across the city, whilst only being mere minutes from busy roads and public transport.There are many ways to access these fields, including via the nearby Mincinglake Valley Park. … Continue reading A Hidden Heath..
Ashclyst Forest is part of, but separately located from, the National Trust's Killerton Estate. The main waymarked trails start from the central car park at Forest Gate, which is signposted from the B3181 outside Broadclyst en route to Cullompton. One of our favourite routes is the purple trail and we have written about it on … Continue reading Ashclyst Yellow Trail
Clyston Mill is situated on the River Clyst, just outside the village of Broadclyst. It forms part of the Killerton Estate and you can walk to or from Killerton's main site down a 4.5km off road cycle path. While you can't drive to it, it is possible to park in the main car park at … Continue reading Clyston Mill
This section of the Exe Estuary Trail is new to us as a family, and was suggested as a good spot to get the family out on their bikes. We parked at Powderham Church, which is clearly signposted off the main road from Exminster towards Dawlish. The church allows parking in its car park except … Continue reading Peddling from Powderham
This is a fab walk for those who don't want to trek to far, need to take wheelchairs of pushchairs or those (like me) who have small children who need a treat waiting at the end! Starting near Budleigh Salterton at White Bridge on the River Otter, there are various parking spots along South Farm … Continue reading A buggy walk to the beach!