Nestled in Nature
Get back to nature with a day out in Honiton, which you’ll find nestled beside East Devon’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With the Blackdown Hills and the Southwest Coast Path on our doorstep, too, you’d be hard pressed to find a better spot for exploring Mother Nature’s rich playground.
Lovers of the great outdoors will be in their element here, with walks in Honiton, hikes, and Honiton cycle routes, there is an adventure in almost every direction.
And, wherever your trail takes you, you’ll be rewarded with breath taking views, whatever the season.
In spring, Hembury Fort comes alive with a bed of bluebells, while winter brings picture perfect snow-capped hills. The site has been occupied for over 5,000 years and enjoys panoramic views of the Blackdown Hills. At Blackberry Camp, as well as bluebells, evidence of another 4th century BC iron age hillfort, protected by English Heritage, can still be seen. The earthworks are a great place for children to play and the site is popular for picnics.
You’ll find an abundance of wildlife in Honiton, too. Meet the sheep and cows roaming the surrounding farms. Spot the birds and foxes found among the semi -ancient woodland of Roundball Wood and Honiton Bottom Community Nature Reserve or say hello to the butterflies at The Rough. Honiton is a place for the whole family, four -legged friends included, so be sure to bring the whole pack; you’ll find safe, enclosed places for your dog to enjoy nearby, including many of our independent businesses.
With so much to discover, there’s a reason our view was called “the most beautiful landscape in the world”