Summer is here!

Nothing need hold you back from getting outside to soak up the sunshine and glorious landscapes. Why sit inside watching the football when you can be sitting or walking outside taking in fresh air and amazing natural sights?

If you want a buggy/wheelchair friendly walk along rugged coastline, look no further than this spectacular route near Salcombe and Bolberry Down, pictured below. This is just one of one of many walks from ‘Walks with Wheelchairs’Countryside Mobility South West  hire out trampers (all-terrain mobility scooters, costs £2.50 for a two week Taster Membership or £10 for Annual membership) that are available from several locations across Devon, such as the cool leafy Lydford Gorge  and the Tamar Trails Centre, Tavistock . You can also view the dramatic landscapes of Exmoor from Heddon Valley via tramper.

If you want to join an organised walk led by wildlife experts, try one of the following.  There are many other exciting outdoor things to do and places to go across the county.  Get outside now to catch all the early summer sights and wildlife!

Orchids at Braunton Burrows, Tuesday, 26th June 7pm – 9pm. Devon Wildlife Trust run their annual mid-summer visit to the core area of the Northern Devon Biosphere Reserve; expect orchids in abundance, and more. Free. Booking essential. Organised by Barnstaple and District DWT local group.

Nightjars and glow worms at Ideford Common, Friday 6th July 9pm – 10.30pm.  If you have never heard the mysterious calls of the nightjar or seen the eerie light of the glow worm, join the Teignbridge Rangers on a walk at Ideford Common, a beautiful heath bursting with wildlife. Adults £3.10, children £1.50.  Booking essential: Please call 01626 215751. Sorry no dogs on this walk. Will not take place if raining. Please wear stout footwear, can be muddy and warm clothes. Bring a torch if you have one.

Bolberry Down looking towards Soar Mill Cove Copyright Andy Milsom