Walks in and around Exeter
Blue Monday has been coined the most depressing day of the year. Resolutions may have been broken, the festivities of Christmas and New Year seem a world away and the January weather makes us want to hide away indoors until the spring sunshine turns up again!
Simply getting outdoors and enjoying the fresh air can be a great antidote for improving your mood. So pack the car up and take a look through our guide to walks in and around Exeter, making the third Monday of January just another day.
Haldon Forest Park
With views across the Exe Estuary, Haldon Forest Park is just 15 minutes from Exeter and Newton Abbot. If you are just looking to take your dog out for a gentle stroll or are up for something a bit more challenging, Haldon Forest Park has a number of different trails to try out across 1,400 hectares of woodland. If you’re looking to make a day of it, there are plenty of other things to do including bike hire, Segway classes and Go-Ape for those that like to explore from up above. Finish the day off with a hot drink in the onsite café.
One of the most popular spots in Exeter, Exeter Quay provides a nice and easy walk along the canal. Whether you’re interested in looking into the history of Exeter, taking in the architecture or you would prefer to sit in a local restaurant and take in the hustle and bustle, the quayside provides something for everyone.
A haven for wildlife and archaeology, Fernworthy is a great spot to discover what Dartmoor has to offer. A circular walk around the reservoir, the route is mainly flat however there is a sharp descent and ascent by the dam wall to keep an eye out for. Don’t forget to bring your camera, as Fernworthy offers stunning views and reflections on the water you will want to capture.