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Cosy Routes around Exeter

September is World Alzheimer’s Month and Exeter Dementia Action Alliance (EDAA) and Jo Earlam, a local Dementia Carer, are launching a new wellbeing project for the city…

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The Great British September Clean

Join the Great British September Clean and help…

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Cycle September 2020

Cycle September The Global Bike Challenge is almost here.  Join the movement to get more people on bikes.

Ride anywhere, anytime for fun, fitness or transportation.  Log rides…

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Natural Seaton Virtual BioBlitz – 21-22 August 2020

Take part in the Natural Seaton Virtual BioBlitz this weekend.

A BioBlitz is a collaborative race against time to find and record as many plant and animal species…

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Play Planet Earth Games this August

Planet Earth Games have fun activities throughout August to engage with nature and the outdoors, make the environment a better…

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Summer fun at Seaton Jurassic

Seaton Jurassic has opened its doors for the summer holidays!

Looking for something fun to do in the summer holidays?  Devon Wildlife Trust’s amazing Seaton Jurassic visitor centre…

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Coronavirus update – Accessing green spaces

The English government has issued new guidance on protecting yourself and others while safely accessing the countryside and green spaces.  The latest guidance…

The 2.6 Challenge

The 2.6 Challenge is a way for people to still raise valuable funds for charitable causes, and do something outside for your daily exercise while…

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Information regarding Public Rights of Way and Coronavirus

We recognise that public paths and walking and cycling trails in Devon provide an opportunity for local people to take exercise and get some fresh air in…

Landscape photo from the south west coast path at Bolt Tail across fields and the sea to coastal cliffs and Hope Cove

Half-term fun!

Get out and about in Devon this half-term with lots of walks and trails to explore.  Find out more at Explore Devon.

If you want to help…

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Winter warmers!

Guided walks with the National Trust around Greenway and Coleton Fishacre in January and February 2020.  For more information…

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New Year’s Resolutions…

The New Year is upon us and at this time many of us make New Year Resolutions.  Some of the most popular include getting out more and…

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Winter Exploring

The festive break offers a great opportunity for many of us to get out and explore the Devon landscape.  Rain or shine there are lots of great…

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Don’t stop going outside when it gets dark

Just because it is cold and muddy outside, don’t let that put you off spending time outdoors.  Research claims that one in three people in the UK…

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Devon Dark Skies Day

31 October 2019 is Devon Dark Skies Day, Devon has some amazing areas to view the night sky and Exmoor National Park was…

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World Mental Health Day – 10 October 2019

Thursday 10 October 2019 is World Mental Health Day. Spending time outdoors connecting with nature can be a good way to reduce stress and anxiety. Find amazing natural…

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AONB Nature Recovery Solutions

Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) across England and Wales are working hard to help nature recovery. The National Association of AONBs have collated 70 examples of…

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National Cycle Network available on OS Maps

OS Maps have partnered with Sustrans to provide a new, free map layer on OS Maps.  The map gives access to the entirety…

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Go Outdoors!

With the summer holidays approaching you will find lots of outdoor activity ideas on Explore Devon, from cycling and walking trails to wildlife sites to visit.

Why not…

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North Devon Coast AONB – 60th Anniversary Celebration

The North Devon Coast Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty are organising a naturally active way to celebrate 60 years of the AONB designation.  In September and October…

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Celebrate cycling during Bike Week!

Bike Week (8-16 June) aims to get people back in the saddle and enjoying the benefits of cycling for everyday journeys, fitness and fun – and everyone…

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Pegasus Trail

Devon County Council has completed a further section of the Pegasus Trail in West Devon and the new two-mile stretch, from Venndown Gate to Broadbury Castle…

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Naturally Healthy May!

May is Naturally Healthy month.

In our modern hectic world, there is growing evidence that connecting actively to the natural environment offers huge benefits to our mental &…

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Easter activities…

As the weather improves and temperatures are on the rise, it is the ideal opportunity to get outdoors and explore Devon this Easter weekend.

There are lots of…

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Wonderful Wembury!

Wembury beach and surrounding area is a magnificent part of the Devon coastline; designated as both an Area of…

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Wild days out in East Devon

The Wild East Devon spring/summer events guide is now available. Hundreds of outdoor wildlife themed events are on offer from over 20 East…

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Spring is here!

Although the weather might not feel like it this week, spring is officially here. The first day of March marks the start of meteorological spring, while we…

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Explore Tavistock’s Heritage

The town of Tavistock has many wonderful historic structures, among them the magnificent mid-nineteenth-century Town Hall, surviving remnants of Tavistock Abbey and the early twentieth-century ‘Arts and…

Photo of the light house at Hartland point in north Devon, looking down the cliffs to the lighthouse and out over a rough sea towards Lundy

Enjoy Devon’s coast in Marine Month

February is Marine Month as part of the Devon Local Nature Partnership’s Year of Green Action events. Why not get outdoors and enjoy Devon’s…

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Carols at the Wellington Monument

What better way to get the festive season underway than carol singing at the Wellington Monument in the Blackdown Hills Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty?  There will…

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Get outdoors this Autumn

Autumn is a beautiful time to explore Devon.  Whether you want wind swept beaches, quieter now after the summer rush, or to enjoy the spectacular autumn colours…

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Last snow day of Spring 2018?

The 20th of March is the first day of the astronomical spring!  You can almost hear the birds and flowers sighing with relief! Now that the snow…

Photo of a boat on the Exe Estuary at Dusk in winter

Happy Chinese New Year!

At Chinese New Year, people often wish each other good health, happiness, and a long life.  If you have been celebrating the Chinese New Year with a…

Photo of a walker jumping for joy on rocks at Leeden Tor, Dartmoor at sunset while a dog watches

New Year, new you! Free ‘gym’ membership!

After having enjoyed all the wonderful edible delights of Christmas, you might be considering getting fit for the new year ahead. You don’t need to…

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Autumn colours

Immerse yourself in the autumn colours, jump into a heap of rainbow leaves!  Whether you want to join in with Halloween or harvest themed activities or just…

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We CAN! Connect Actively to Nature!

Devon’s Local Nature Partnership has been awarded £500,000 of National Lottery funding from Sport England to deliver an exciting five year programme that will support older people…

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Autumn on Exmoor

Autumn has arrived. You can hear the wind rustling through the reds and golds of the leaves. Come and feel the wind and breathe in the earthy…

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Explore Okehampton Area with the Dartmoor Sunday Rail Service

Normal service will resume this weekend on the Okehampton Sunday Dartmoor Service. For the last five Sundays, there have been speed restrictions on the rail line…

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Age ain’t nothing but a number!

Age UK and Handicare have created a guide on The UK’s best walks for the elderly which features a variety of walking routes and lists what…

Photo of Dartmoor ponies on Hameldown, Dartmoor

Two Moors Way inspirational video clips

“Two moors, two coasts and 117 miles of beautiful and varied landscapes just waiting to be explored on foot….”  In case you ever wondered what the

Visit “The Coroner” Locations

Over the past two weeks the BBC 1 drama series “The Coroner” has been highlighting some of the stunning scenery of the South Devon coast.  Set in…

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Exe Estuary Trail Highly Commended by travel writers

One of Devon’s most popular walking and cycling routes, the Exe Estuary Trail, has been Highly Commended by the British Guild of Travel Writers in the…

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Devon Tour of Britain Stages

The Tour of Britain made its first foray into Devon in 2007 when the race crossed briefly into the county from Somerset. Since then, Devon’s involvement has…

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Over the Hills – Two Moors Way Re-Launched!

The Two Moors Way, one of the region’s most popular walking routes, was recently re-launched as part of its 40th anniversary year at a celebration event at…

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Brixham: Walking Through Time

Join South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and  well-known  local historian John Risdon,  for a circular 5 mile walk  from Brixham Library on Sunday…

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Get on your bike!

The Love to Ride Devon – Summer Cycle Challenge – month is in September, but you can start limbering up and getting your bike ready now!  You…

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Can you tell your red admirals from your peacocks?

Red admirals, peacocks, meadow brown, tortoiseshell, gatekeeper…  These are just some of the wonderfully evocative names of our butterfly species.  Why not go for a stroll and…

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Get Devon Buzzing!

July is Devon Pollinators’ Month, so take time to celebrate and support our vitally important pollinating insects! You can help our bees and butterflies in many…

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Get off the beaten track on a Tramper!

If you want to explore the countryside but have concerns…

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Enjoy Exmoor!

There is growing evidence that being in ‘green space’ is great for both physical and mental health and the National Parks in Devon offer the perfect opportunity…

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Two Moors Way – 40th Anniversary

The Two Moors Way is a walking route, originally inspired by a group of Devon Ramblers stretching for 102 miles between Lynmouth on the Exmoor north Devon…

South West Riders Fun Ride

Sunday 3rd April 2016

At the Tamar Trails near Tavistock – northern entrance.

Start 10am to 12pm. £15 per adult, £10 under sixteen.

The majority of the route will be…

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Watch new #PlaceToBe film

Make Devon your #PlaceToBe for walking and cycling this year…

With miles of traffic-free walking and cycling trails set in spectacular natural landscapes, Devon is the ultimate destination…

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Catch the Tamar Trails on Film!

Take a sneak preview of the exciting Tamar Trails by catching this beautiful new film. Over 15 miles of dedicated multi-use trails will entice…

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New Tarka Trail Guide

A new guide to the Tarka Trail is out now! Whether cycling, walking or exploring, the Tarka…

Swap the couch for the countryside – naturally!

We’re encouraging children and their families to cut back on the amount of sugar in their diet by signing up to the Sugar Swap challenge.

As part of…

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Where are you going today?

Let Journey Devon help you find your way. Wherever you want to be, there are lots of ways to make getting around Devon using public transport easy…

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Improve your health and wellbeing with Explore Devon

Devon’s natural environment is breathtaking, and accessing it can help to improve health and well-being. Whether we’re taking a gentle stroll or having a more invigorating run…