29th July 2022

The best autumn walks across North Devon

As the days get shorter and the temperature begins to drop, witness the countryside transform into a spectacular display of vibrant arrays of colour with the arrival of autumn. North Devon is full of picturesque trails, fantastic for autumn days and evening strolls. Devon is the perfect place for an autumn escape.

Discover dozens of hidden beaches, acres of woodland and quaint little towns and villages such as Lynmouth and Lee Bay. We have compiled a list of some of the best walks North Devon has to offer.

Valley of the Rocks, Lynton

An easy stroll from Lynton or a longer walk from Lynmouth along the rugged coastal path. This is the perfect place to feel relaxed and refreshed. There are plenty of benches along the way, to rest your legs and enjoy the views. Breathe in the crisp autumn air and enjoy some spectacular scenery.

Bucks Mills, Bideford

Follow the path down to the beach, where you can sit and admire the waterfalls. Watch the water splash against the rocks and trickle into the sea. This is the ideal place to while away the hours and explore some woodland walks, with glimpses of stunning sea views through the trees.

Baggy Point, Croyde

Walk along the coastal footpath and listen to the sea crashing on the rocks. The beach may be cold, but it's typically quiet this time of year, where the beautiful view can be absorbed in peace. Take in astounding views of the coastline towards Bideford Bay and Hartland. This wonderful landscape is perfect for an autumn walk.

Watersmeet, Lynmouth

Enjoy stunning surroundings, whilst walking the riverbanks of Watersmeet. Take a stroll around the 2,000 acres, and enjoy the wildlife and nature on your woodland walk. This walk is at its best in the autumn, with the trees turning from luscious green to vibrant shades of orange. A very tranquil and peaceful place, where you can wander the trails and enjoy the sound of the river

Arlington Court, Barnstaple

As the summer flowers fade, watch the woodland come alive with the colours of autumn. With over twenty miles of footpaths to discover. Whichever paths you explore, you’ll enjoy gorgeous surroundings, peaceful moments and picture-perfect grounds. Arlington looks beautiful whatever the season.

Lee Bay, Ilfracombe

Lee Bay is quite the hidden gem, situated on the rugged coastline between Woolacombe and Ilfracombe. It remains a tranquil spot with its many rock pools and a small sandy beach. Even in the cooler months, Lee is perfect for an autumnal walk with the sound of crunching leaves beneath your feet, make sure you pack your wellies!

Stay with Us

What better way to relax and unwind after a long day of exploring, stay with us at The Royal Hotel. Enjoy cosy evenings in our elegant surroundings and refuel in our Regency Restaurant, where you can expect mouth-watering menus that are bound to take your fancy.

Discover the very best North Devon has to offer by booking your perfect autumn escape, check out our autumn offer here.