Stretching along the coast from Sidmouth via the pretty villages of Starcross and Lympstone on the Exe Estuary and up to the ancient City of Exeter. Take in Powderham Castle, discover the 3,500 acre Haldon Forest Park before finishing at the Becky Falls beauty spot.
The magnificent red cliffs laid down 240m years ago greet visitors to the regency seaside resort of Sidmouth. Relax and unwind strolling along the esplanade, wandering in the gardens or head off down the South West Coast Path. Catch a performance at the Manor theatre or the weekly band performance.
Between the Jurassic Coast and Exeter, Bicton largely consists of Bicton Park, home of the Rolle family. Extensive landscaping, large glasshouses, a museum, a train ride, a maze, nature trails and a towering obelisk form Bicton Park Botanical Gardens, a 300 acre listed site.
Overlooking the Exe Estuary between Exeter and Dawlish, the village of Starcross contains the remains of a Brunel pumping station. May be watch some of the heritage trains that pass through or catch the ferry to Exmouth.
The harbour of Lympstone on the Exe Estuary is home to large numbers of resident and migrating birdlife. Go crabbing or cockle picking on the foreshore or wander the 56 acre common. Visit Lympstone Manor for a Michelin fine dining experience or wander the 28 acre gardens.
Visit the vibrant Roman cathedral city on the River Exe to explore the Underground tunnels and passages. Venture into Exeter Castle which overlooks the Rougement and Northernhay Gardens. Visit the museum or explore the Roman wall down at the historic quayside.
The dominant Powderham Castle is a spectacular fortified manor house dating back 600 years. Spend a fascinating day exploring the house or wander the deer park and gardens. Check out the autumn food festival, a real highlight of the calendar.
Get back to nature and explore the 3,500 acres of Haldon Forest Park by foot, bike, segway or horseback. Relax and maybe take a picnic or whizz through the treetops on the high wires if you are feeling more energetic.
The gateway to Dartmoor, Bovey Tracey, scene of a major civil war battle, is a vibrant market town. Visit the Devon Guild of Craftsmen and watch the experts at work before browsing the shops and gallery. Roll over to the House of Marbles and watch the glass makers at work.
A bustling market town on the River Teign where you will find many shops and a traditional indoor Pannier market. Take in the racecourse, the town quay, Great Western Railway museum or may be take a drive to visit nearby Becky Falls.