Top 5 walks in Devon this Autumn

Top 5 walks in Devon this Autumn

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Devon, as we know, is a beautiful corner of England. From its woodlands, rivers, moors and coastline the county offers unique scenery and spectacular views.

With the arrival of Autumn, what better time to get out and explore this wonderful countryside? To help you make the most of your day out, we've narrowed our favourite selection of walks in the area down to our top five.

So lace up those walking boots and round up family and friends - the great Devon outdoors is calling...


1. Burrator Reservoir, Dartmoor

The circular walk around Burrator Dam and Reservoir near Yelverton is picturesque and particularly peaceful at its northern edge (which is further away from the car park). The lake is flanked by two tors which are a little more challenging to scale, but well worth the views from the top.

2. Tarr Steps, Exmoor

Set in the North Devon part of Exmoor Nature Reserve, this circular walk visits the famous Tarr Steps which then follows a gentle route alongside the River Barle. Brimming with interesting plant and wildlife, this attractive woodland walk is popular with locals and visitors alike.

3. Blackborough Wood, Mid Devon

This large forestry woodland is flanked by ancient beech trees. The walk takes you to the top of Blackborough Hill and has sweeping views out to the Blackdown hills. With many paths and lots of room to lose yourself, the route also has the historical ruins of a tower.

4. Fingle Bridge, Dartmoor

The best thing about walks on Dartmoor is that you don't have to trek for miles to encounter gorgeous scenery. The walk from Fingle Bridge car park leads to the unspoilt Teign Valley side of the moor. Lunch at the iconic Fingle Bridge Inn is not to be missed.

5. Stover Country Park, Newton Abbot

Stover Country Park is home to 114 acres of prime dog walking terrain. From lakes to woodland, heathland and marshland the park is dotted with picnic areas and pathways take walkers through a wide range of wildlife habitats. Perfect for families and dog owners throughout the year.
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