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
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
It's hard to believe that this time last week we were all desperately seeking shade, buying fans and slathering the children in sun cream. As I write, the sky is grey and sunny evenings in the garden seem a distant memory! Having a dog that needs exercise but can't cope in the warm leads to … Continue reading DevonDaze Diary – the heatwave!
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.yha.org.uk/hostel/penzanceBooked on a whim, my children declared our night at Penzance YHA as ‘the best holiday ever!’ I had seen an advert for a flash sale on YHA accommodation and decided to see if we could do a last minute flit to Cornwall for one night. With member discounts and in the sale, we paid less … Continue reading Bell Tent, Penzance YHA
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.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/wood/27866/killerton-estate-danes-wood/ A fantastic spot for walking with dogs and/or children, Danes Wood is part of the Killerton Estate. To find the main car park you follow the signs for Killerton (through Broadclyst on the B3181) and then drive straight past Killerton’s main entrance on your right. When you reach a fork take the left side … Continue reading Danes Wood