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Hembury Fort | days out walking, from Weavers Yurt, Glamping in Devon Photo Credit - flickr by Alison Day

Hembury Fort

    Beautiful walk through a woodland trail. It’s a magical place. There are great views of the surrounding countryside & even to the coast of a clear day. In Spring the woods are covered in bluebells.

    There are two walks from the car park.

    Woodland Trail – (same side of the road as the car park) Head out in an anti-clockwise direction (it’s an easier walk this way) and head through the gorgeous woodland and past some rope swings that are good fun!.

    Hembury Hill Fort (head across the road from the car park ) takes you on a circular route around the top of the plateau of Hembury Fort.… Read more

    Culmstock Beacon - ideas for days out walking from Weavers Yurt Glamping photo credit: Alison Day - flickr

    Culmstock Beacon

      A wildlife haven with stunning views.

      On the edge of the Blackdowns it has some of the most stunning views that inland Devon has to offer.

      Wild ponies can usually be seen here.

      In late summer it’s particularly beautiful when the bell-heather is in full bloom.

      Culmstock Beacon is one of a chain of Elizabethan beacons used for lighting fires to warn of advancing enemies (such as The Spanish Armada.) The beehive-shaped structure was built of flint. It was rebuilt in 1870 after the collapse of the earlier one.

      Culmstock Beacon is accessible via unmade public footpaths and bridleways.

      Address: Culmstock Beacon, Culmstock, Cullompton EX15 3HP

      Distance: 25min drive

      Parking: By road: No formal car park is available, and considerate parking along the narrow lanes leading to the common is required, or else park on the northern edge of Culmstock village and walk 1.5km to the site.… Read more

      Killerton House, National Trust (20min drive from Weavers Yurt Glamping, Devon)

      Killerton House National Trust

        An 18th-century family home with a large estate. Landscaped gardens surrounded by parkland.

        There’s also the Stables coffee shop, Killerton Kitchen café, second-hand bookshop, and plant centre.

        Address: Killerton House, Broadclyst, Exeter EX5 3LE

        Distance: 20min drive

        photo credit: flickr by Steve Knight

        Knightshayes Gardens National Trust (30min drive from Weavers Yurt Glamping Devon)

        Knightshayes Gardens National Trust

          Beautiful National Trust house and gardens. It’s on the way to Tiverton and lovely for a day out 🙂

          Address: Knightshayes, Bolham, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 7RQ

          Distance: 30min drive

          photo credit: flickr by Kerry Garrett

          Seaton Tramway, a 35min drive from Weavers Yurt Glamping Devon | photo credit Mike McBey on flickr

          Seaton Tramway

            There’s something fun about riding on these narrow heritage trams. You go through 3 miles of unspoilt countryside along the beautiful Axe Valley estuary and through two nature reserves.

            I’d recommend starting in Colyton (where you can find free parking) and then spend some time in Seaton where there’s a lot more option to eat, plus a beach, before catching the tram back.

            PS/ it is often windy on the tram (bring a jumper!).

            Address: Seaton Tramway, Harbour Rd, Seaton EX12 2WD

            Parking: see their website for various parking options

            Starts from Seaton & Colyton:

            Colyton: Station Rd, Kingsdon Hill, Colyton EX24 6HA

            Distance: 35min drive

            photo credit: on flickr by Mike McBey

            Coldharbour Mill, 15min drive from Weavers Yurt Glamping Devon | photo credit: Coldharbour Mill on facebook

            Coldharbour Mill

              One of the oldest woollen mills in the UK having been in continuous production since 1797. They offer both working and static exhibits.

              Plus there’s 12 acres of Victorian Woollen Mill, Boilers, Steam engines and Mill grounds to explore.

              Snippet from their website:

              “Today the rich heritage lives on as one of the finest working wool museums where visitors are not just able to relive the sights and sounds of the industrial revolution but also see crafts men and women making traditional textiles, beautiful knitting yarn and hand woven rugs.

              Explore 12 acres of Victorian Woollen Mill, Boilers, Steam engines and Mill grounds.Read more