5th August 2022

Back to Nature

With Autumn just around the corner, it’s time to look ahead to the appearance of auburn hues and foliage. With that in mind, it’s time to zip up your coat, grab your wellies and let the fun flow this autumn. So if you are searching for rust-coloured leaves, chestnut landscapes and autumnal photo opportunities, these are the best places to experience nature this Autumn when you stay with us at Saunton.

RHS Rosemoor Gardens

Crunching leaves, admiring the autumn colours, and learning about the beautiful array of plants, there is plenty to discover at RHS Rosemoor Gardens. The rich scents and colours of the Upper Woodland Walk make this a magical place in autumn, and the thinning canopy allows increasing views over Rosemoor House and across the valley. As the trees start to show off their autumn wardrobe, it's the perfect time to come and explore Rosemoor. 

Arlington Court

The autumn colours always put on a spectacular show at Arlington. Did you know there are over twenty miles of paths on the Arlington estate? Plenty of room to enjoy the autumn vibes and the patchwork of red, gold, oranges and browns. Whether you’re looking for a 5-mile hike or a gentle afternoon stroll, all routes have awesome autumn scenery to enjoy. Our favourite part? In autumn the Deer Park walk provides a chance to see the elusive Red Deer who roam the parkland.

South West Coast Path 

Turn right or left and you’re already on the famous 630-mile South West Coast Path. So wrap up warm, pull on your walking boots and rediscover your inner child as you stride out in Baggy Point or Braunton burrows. Where else can you walk along 630 miles of such a beautiful shoreline that constitutes the UK’s longest National Trail? The heritage, wildlife, geology and scenery along the way are truly inspirational and walking it brings stunning new experiences.

Bicclescombe Park, Ilfracombe

If you’re looking to take in nature but have young children with you, Bicclescombe in Ilfracombe is the perfect place to enjoy being surrounded by nature. The kids can play on the slides, swings and frames in the park, then feed the ducks as you walk around the park as a family.

Rock Park, Barnstaple 

Rock Park in Barnstaple is a great place to embrace the autumnal atmosphere. Whether you choose to wander along the river bank and feel the leaves crushing beneath your feet or to simply pick a bench or spot to sit under the trees with an autumn picnic on a warmer day - visitors of all ages can take a break from the rest of the world in the delightful surroundings of our local park. You could even pop into our sister hotel The Park (which is opposite) for a cuppa on the way back.