East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

As soon as you step into one of the forests or woodlands at the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), it soon becomes quite obvious what that title actually means.

Along each pathway and around every corner, the natural beauty of the place waits to meet you.

Exploring Core Copse

Core Copse at East Hill sits in the west, where in summer you’ll find expanses of vibrant bluebells twining their way between the old, majestic trees.

But there's a lot more to Core Copse than you might think. Along your travels, you’re bound to stumble across some fascinating monuments dating as far back as prehistoric times and there are even some from the Napoleonic Wars.

An adventure around Trinity Hill

To the east, you’ll find Trinity Hill Nature Reserve, another fantastic spot worth strapping those walking boots on for.

As you wander down trails, you’ll be met by trees stretching high up above, but we think Trinity Hill’s open heathland is where you’ll find the area's most unique features.

Heathlands are rarer than rainforests so you’re likely to discover nature and landscapes at Trinity Hill you’ve never seen before.

The area is dominated by low-lying plant life such as bracken, gorse, and heather - which in late summer really come to life.

Donkey sanctuaries and a trip to the seaside

East Devon AONB is truly a treasure trove of Britain’s natural world.

From beaches on the south coast all the way to the forests in the north, the area is packed with places to spend your day out.

Wander through botanical gardens, travel back in time and discover the historical sites dotted throughout the area, or even dedicate your afternoon to petting rescue donkeys at The Donkey Sanctuary.

However you spend your time at East Devon, we’re quite sure exploring its natural beauty will be one of the most memorable parts of it.

Winding Wood,
Trinity Hill Road,
Devon,
GB EX13 5SL
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