The River Otter is definitely on our leader board because it has just so many perfect paddling places! This peach of a spot in Newton Poppleford ticks a lot of 'summer days' boxes. Parking is near to the river and free. There are 2 car parks on Back Lane in Newton Poppleford. One close to … Continue reading Paddle and Play in Poppleford
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
West Hill is known as a 'woodland village,' and is easily reached off the A30. There are lots of footpaths and woods to explore, with the river walks of Ottery St Mary and Tipton St John close by too.This 2km stroll is perfect for getting out into the countryside when you haven't got too much … Continue reading West Hill Wander
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
https://exeter.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/parks-and-open-spaces/valley-parks/duryard-valley-park/A very well kept secret! A short distance from the city centre and easily accessible by bus, this park gives fantastic views and acres of space, as well as offering good walks on decent footpaths.There are many access points to the park. You can park in the car park at the top of Pennsylvania Road … Continue reading Duryard Valley Park
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.
http://www.devonheritage.org/Places/Broadclyst/Broadclyst-TheWindmill.htm This lovely circular walk starts from Elbury Lane in Broadclyst. It is reasonably short and very child friendly, whilst still feeling like you’ve had a change of scene! There is a free carparking area opposite the garage, and the footpath is immediately after this on your right. The windmill (without sails) is visible across … Continue reading Windmill Walk – Broadclyst.
https://exeter.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/parks-and-open-spaces/valley-parks/mincinglake-valley-park/A place to feel at the top of the world - but so close to Exeter city centre! Mincinglake valley Park is found between Stoke Hill and Beacon Heath, with free car parks off Stoke Hill (next to Sylvania Hut) and Calthorpe Road (opposite St Katherine’s Road) There are bus stops on both sides of … Continue reading Mincinglake Valley Park
http://www.exmouthlandtrain.co.uk/Such a fun way of visiting a familiar place in a new way! We found this a perfect outing for our family group as it allowed us all to enjoy something together without the need for everyone to have good mobility or lots of energy.The best place to park and start your trip is The … Continue reading The Land Train, Exmouth
http://eastdevon.gov.uk/countryside/countryside-sites/the-maer-local-nature-reserve/A great park just a stone’s throw from the beach! There is a large pay and display car park off Maer Road (that is also the first stop for catching the Land Train), a short walk from the play equipment on The Maer. As well as fantastic space to run around, play ball games, walk the … Continue reading The Maer, Exmouth.