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Crisp Autumn Walks at Exe Valley Glamping

Are you searching for a picturesque walking trail in mid-Devon this autumn? Whether you prefer gentle strolls or challenging cycles, there are several routes nearby to suit all ages and abilities. The trails encompass stunning landscapes of natural beauty; many of which are right on Exe Valley Glamping’s doorstep…

Exe Estuary Trail

This 26-mile cycle route and walkway runs around the entirety of the Exe Estuary; linking Exmouth, Exeter and Dawlish. This gentle off-road track is mainly flat, offering breath-taking views along the River Exe. Experience the true wonders of the Exe Estuary during your autumnal stroll, taking time to appreciate the exotic wildlife and idyllic riverside villages nestled within mid-Devon.

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The Tarka Trail, Barnstaple

Did you know that The Tarka Trail was inspired by Henry Williamson’s celebrated novel, ‘Tarka the Otter’?! This 163-mile figure-of-eight route follows Tarka’s journeys, featuring expanses of rural countryside, rugged sea cliffs, tranquil beaches and wooded river valleys. Look out across the vast landscapes of Exmoor, Dartmoor and beyond on this magical North Devon adventure.

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Tarr Steps

The Tarr Steps is a fascinating circular cycle trail, located within Exmoor National Park. Amble along the majestic Barle riverside, venturing through wonderful woodland and picturesque pastures, before finishing at the famous “clapper bridge”. This ancient bridge is constructed entirely from stones and boulders, and is the longest and oldest of its kind in the UK.

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Wistman’s Wood, Dartmoor

This vast, amazing woodland is situated within the heart of Dartmoor National Park. Take a leisurely stroll along the well-marked path and explore the abundant mosses, linchen-covered trees and impressive granite boulder formations that Wistman’s Wood has to offer. This glorious upland site is completely unspoiled and has been extremely well-preserved.

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Hound Tor, Dartmoor

Dartmoor is steeped in rich history, and is particularly well-known for its stunning granite tors. This moderate walking route takes you via Dartmoor’s most famous tors: Saddle, Haytor, Howell and Hound Tor. It’s a difficult final stretch to Hound Tor; but if you can manage the steep ascent, you will be rewarded with panoramic views across Dartmoor.

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East Devon Way

This expansive 38-mile path takes you from Exmouth (west Devon) to Lyme Regis (east Devon, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty); pass through quaint villages and flowing rivers via winding footpaths, wide bridleways and stretches of quiet lanes. If you wish to extend you walk, this trail links directly to the South West Coast Path, the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site and the Exe Estuary.

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Experience Devon with Exe Valley Glamping

Have you been to stay with us at Exe Valley Glamping yet? We provide the most scenic setting for a rural escape; situated in the heart of the mid-Devon countryside, we welcome couples, families (including those with babies and toddlers), groups of friends and dogs to our peaceful glamping site.


So, what are you waiting for? Our 3 (soon to be 4!) luxury canvas tents are filling up already for next spring – click here to book your 2021 staycation!

Please note: Exe Valley Glamping closes on 1st November 2020 and re-opens on 26th March 2021.

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