It’s July, so hopefully we’ll have some much better weather than we have over the last few months! One of the best things to do during a summer day is to stop somewhere picturesque for a picnic and to bask in the sunshine.

If that sounds like a good day out to you, here are our suggestions for picnic spots you’ll love in North Devon.

Baggy Point, Croyde

Managed by the National Trust, the walking routes around Baggy Point are very popular during the summer months. The walks are signposted, so you can easily find them from Croyde village and there are plenty of places to stop for a refreshing picnic and enjoy the views across Croyde Bay.

Tarka Trail

Whether you’re traversing the Tarka Trail by bike or on foot, you’ll find plenty of picturesque places to stop and enjoy a picnic, especially when you start to get closer to Torridge.

Whistlandpound Reservoir, Exmoor

Located on the edge of the Exmoor National Park, Whistlandpound Reservoir is a beautiful place to visit, full of walking routes, fishing opportunities and just enjoying nature. There is a picnic area where you can rest and look out over the water.

While we’re talking about Exmoor – the National Park features a diverse landscape, so you can easily find somewhere that suits you but we will always recommend stopping off at Watersmeet. Watersmeet is also managed by the National Trust and is near Lynmouth, there is a designated picnic area but you’ll also find a lovely National Trust café if you don’t fancy carting your own sandwiches around.

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