If you're keen to get everyone out for a walk in the woods but have to take a buggy or wheelchair, check out our tried and tested favourites! 1) Mamhead Trail, Haldon With a free car park and easy, flat, loop walk with fab views and lots of sit down spots, the Mamhead Trail at … Continue reading Woodland Walks for Wheels
On all of my recent walks lately, I've been thrilled to see little signs of spring. There is so much more wildlife around, the bird song is noticeably more varied and cheerier than it was, and there are pretty little flowers decorating the hedgerows! Snowdrops have arrived and shown us that lighter days and warmer … Continue reading Snowdrops around Exeter
http://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/treyarnonAs we sat outside our bell tent, beer and book in hand, listening to the waves and the live music while the children snuggled down to sleep, I was pretty sure there was no where I’d rather be.Treyarnon YHA is the very best a Youth Hostel can be - welcoming, friendly, clean, comfortable, well equipped, … Continue reading Cool Cornish Coastal Camping!
http://visitmoretonhampstead.co.uk/A perfectly placed park! The views from The Sentry are incredible and time spent here always leaves me feeling happier with the world! It’s apprently called The Sentry as it was The Sanctuary field due to it’s proximity to the church. I feel that it’s position suits it’s name as a place to ‘look out’ from … Continue reading The Sentry, Moretonhampstead
We booked onto this trip after seeing it advertised as part of the Heath Week celebrations in East Devon. The (free) car park and meeting point was easy to find following the directions on the booking information and, due to our tardiness we boarded the tractor trailer straight away. The ride was bumpy but extremely … Continue reading RSPB Pond Dipping and Tractor Ride – Aylesbeare
http://www.organicarts.org.uk/projects/ Based at West Town Farm in Ide, Organic Arts is a charity providing learning opportunities to do with the land and countryside. We recently took part in a wildlife walk run in conjunction with Devon Wildlife Trust and had a fantastic time! We were taken on a lovely walk around the farm land, and … Continue reading Organic Arts, West Town Farm
http://www.highheathercombecentre.org.uk/#!edge-sculpture-trail/prg9zTruly a magical place, this centre is a bit tricky to find but more than worth the hunt. The Edge Sculpture Trail is only on until the 10th July and it would absolutely be a shame to miss it. Follow directions on their website or look up the Heathercombe Gardens. We were lucky enough to make … Continue reading High Heathercombe, Dartmoor
http://www.moretonpool.co.uk/ A fantastic community run pool that is open all summer! Moretonhampstead is a dartmoor town about 30 minutes drive from Exeter - you can follow the B3212 out of St Thomas, or take the A30 to Whiddon Down. The swimming pool is close to the centre of the town, well signposted, and has a … Continue reading Moretonhampstead Outdoor Pool
http://www.bartonplacefarm.co.uk/A lovely, friendly shop with easy, free parking. Barton Place sells their own farm produce, and products from very local suppliers. It is open from Tuesday-Sunday, up to 6pm in the week!It is found on Wrefords Lane, just above Cowley Bridge or below Stoke Woods. It is only a few minutes from the university. You … Continue reading Barton Place Farm Shop
http://www.topshamcommunityassociation.co.uk/goat-walk-land/4590477702 Topsham is a lovely place with loads to explore and discover. It feels very coastal whilst being easily reachable from Exeter on public transport. There is limited on road parking around the narrow streets of Topsham, so it is better to park in one of the pay and display car parks. The biggest of … Continue reading The Goat Walk – Topsham.