Explore the stunning Devon countryside from Tiverton Castle via Escot House, the Axe Valley and quaint market town of Axminster on the River Axe. Heading to the World Heritage Coast take in picturesque Beer, Seaton and the blue cliff resort of Lyme Regis.
A stunning country mansion with extensive gardens, walled kitchen garden and woodland walks Knighthayes Court is well worth visiting. Relax and explore the grounds before taking refreshments in the Stables Café or conservatory tearoom.
Nestled on the bank of the Grand Western Canal Tiverton is quaint town full of history – you can visit Tiverton Castle, the moated Bickleigh Castle or the galleries of the Museum of Mid Devon Life. Feeling active? – then take the Grand Western Canal cycle route to the Somerset border.
The picturesque village of Bickleigh is a charming location of thatched cottages, gardens and a 14th century bridge across the River Exe. Visit Bickleigh Castle or the 18th century working watermill, Bickleigh Mill, and browse the independent shops.
Passing through one of the oldest villages in Devon, Silverton lies between the Rivers Exe and Culm on the edge of the Axe Valley on the old road from Tiverton to Exeter.
The route takes in the Axe Valley in East Devon’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. For close encounters of the animal kind visit the Axe Valley Wildlife Park to meet the animals and watch displays.
The charming market town of Axminster lies alongside the River Axe. Visit the Minster, Axminster Heritage and Museum, take in the Axminster Art Trail or get closer to nature and explore the Axe Valley rivers – look out for wildlife including otters and kingfishers.
The beach at Seaton on the Jurassic Coast provides stunning views overlooking Lyme Bay. Explore the South West Coastal Path or Seaton Wetlands Nature Reserve. Journey through time at Jurassic Seaton and be sure to take a ride through the unspoilt countryside on the Seaton Tramway.
Lyme Regis features amazing blue cliffs and stunning scenery. Meander around the Cobb harbour, featured in many a film or tv production, and sit and soak up the atmosphere, watch the days catch being landed or go crabbing and explore the spectacular Jurassic Coast cliffs whilst hunting for fossils.