Visit Mid Devon… through the seasons.
It doesn’t matter what time of year you choose to visit, there is plenty to see and do all year round.
Mid Devon comes to life with fresh green buds in the trees, birds building nests and flowers creating a riot of colour across the landscape.
- Walk through Buzzards Woodland, a tranquil wooded valley, to see a spectacular carpet of bluebells.
- Look out for fluffy lambs gambolling through the fields with their full tails swinging behind them.
- Tackle stage 4 of the Exe Valley Way between Thorverton and Bickleigh to see the countryside spread with golden yellow as fields of Rapeseed begin to flower.
- Weave through spring flowers along the Grand Western Canal keeping your eyes peeled for ducklings, cygnets and moorhen chicks.
The wooded valleys and rolling hills are covered in lush green; Trees are in full leaf and fields abound with crops.
- Go for a leisurely bike ride on a picturesque circular route through the Culm Valley passing Coldharbour Mill and Culmstock Beacon, stopping for refreshment in a pub beer garden.
- Spend a relaxing day unwinding with a rod in hand waiting for a bite at a fishing lake.
- Savour the taste of a juicy strawberry you’ve picked yourself at one of Mid Devon’s farm shops.
- Walk along the River Exe from Tiverton through woodland and open fields before stopping to soak up the sun with a cold drink on the riverbank at Bickleigh.
The countryside changes colour as trees turn from green to gold.
- Watch spectacular fireworks at a local Bonfire Night. There are lots of options from Crediton to Tiverton. Warm yourself with mulled wine or cider and sample some local produce.
- Head to Bampton Charter Fair on the last Thursday in October to experience a traditional Devon fair complete with stalls of local crafts and produce, street entertainers, live music and a funfair.
- Take an autumnal stroll around the lakes at Shobrooke Park, crunching through crisp, fallen leaves, before picking yourself a pumpkin to carve in Crediton.
- Go along to an Apple Day, like the one in Sampford Peverell, for some fresh apple juice and a glimpse of a countryside tradition.
Wrap up warm and enjoy the tranquillity of a winter’s Day in Mid Devon.
- Get festive at one (or more!) of Mid Devon’s Christmas Light Switch On events, often accompanied by live entertainment, food, mulled wine, and other festivities, like Tiverton Pannier Market’s Christmas Electric Nights Streetfood event or visit the reindeer in Whimple.
- Step back in time to experience a Victorian Christmas at Knightshayes National Trust property and sign up to a workshop to make your own seasonal wreath using natural materials from the Mid Devon landscape.
- Help wake up the cider apple trees to ensure a bountiful harvest next year by taking part in the ancient West Country tradition of Wassailing. There are several events in the area usually taking place in early January.
- Take a wintery walk through the snowdrops around Huntsham churchyard before sampling some local ale in front of a roaring log fire at a country pub.