Many people choose Devon for their summer holidays and it’s easy to see why. Hot summer days on the beach are so idyllic but come autumn, Devon still has so much to offer. In fact, it might just be our favourite season to visit. If you’re planning an autumnal break in Devon, here are some fun things you can do.
Sample wine and cheese at Sandridge Barton
If you’re looking to do something decidedly adult then a trip to Sandbridge Barton is a must. Previously known as Sharpham Wine & Cheese, it has relocated to its new, 400-acre home in Stoke Gabriel, on the east bank of the river. You can learn about the grapes and the vineyard on guided or self-guided tours and wine tastings, or simply sample a few tipples at the on-site restaurant, which if you get peckish, only uses only the best local and seasonal produce.
Enjoy an autumnal walk in Dartmoor National Park
Dartmoor National Park is a wonderful place to visit and explore all year round but its gorgeous orange glow in the autumn months is simply unparalleled. Bring your scarf, put on your boots and crunch some leaves throughout the beautiful moorlands and valleys here.
Head over to Clovelly
Clovelly Is such a special place and is the perfect village to spend an autumnal day. There are plenty of shops, galleries and museums to explore, perfect for a rainy day. Or if you fancy something a little more interactive you can try your hand at their various arts & crafts workshops. Visiting on a crisp clear day? You could charter a boat for a fishing trip or take a stroll along the beautiful cliffs, and beaches and through the village. Worked up an appetite? Choose from The Harbour Restaurant, The Snug and Harbour Bar or Bay Tree Café. You can even meet the resident donkeys!
Find The Hidden Hut
The Hidden Hut is a special spot, tucked away along the coast path near Portscatho on the remote Roseland Peninsula, to enjoy freshly cooked food out in the sea air. Fresh seasonal lunches are served from an outdoor beach kitchen and during the autumn season, you can expect soups, chowders and spiced dhals as well as pasties, sausage rolls, homemade cakes, warm doughnuts, fresh fruit and very local ice cream. Lunch is served 12-3pm and all foods and drinks are served to takeaway on the beach or coast path. The hut is not licensed however you are more than welcome to bring along your own alcohol.