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More details - Bideford Bay and Hartland - Brownsham Family Nature Trail
Follow this gentle nature trail through the beautiful Beckland Woods in search of the hidden clues. Can you find them all' Can you find the nature clues hidden in the woods' This gentle self-led trail starts from the car park at Brownsham, near Hartland Point, and winds through the beautiful woodland.
Bideford Bay and Hartland, Brownsham, Hartland
Sat 19 Oct 19 to Sun 3 Nov

More details - Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum - Conservation in action
Discover how the team care for the collections, from miniature model ships, to stuffed birds and grand state coaches. See the tools used and learn the techniques they’ve mastered. Booking Not Needed. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum, Arlington, near Barnstaple
Thu 26 Sep

More details - Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum - Celebrating the harvest
Enjoy the best of the season with a magnificent display of crops from the kitchen garden, recipe suggestions and family activities. Including apple tasting, pressings and honey. Booking Not Needed. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Dogs on leads welcome.
Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum, Arlington, near Barnstaple
Sat 19 Oct 19 and Sun 20 Oct

More details - Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum - Pumpkin trail
Find the pumpkins hidden around the grounds and discover more about the harvest and Halloween traditions. When you’ve found them all, collect your prize. Booking Not Needed. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Dogs on leads welcome.
Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum, Arlington, near Barnstaple
Sat 19 Oct 19 to Sun 27 Oct

More details - Heddon Valley - Heddon Valley History Trail
Discover more about the hidden history of Heddon Valley with this informative self-led walking trail for adults. From Roman forts to Victorian industry, the Heddon Valley has a rich and varied history. Learn more about its intriguing past with this self-led walking trail and discover some secrets spots along the way.
Heddon Valley, Parracombe, Barnstaple
Today, Sat 28 Sep, Sun 29 Sep, Sat 5 Oct, Sun 6 Oct, Sat 12 Oct, Sun 13 Oct, Sat 19 Oct, Sun 20 Oct, Sat 26 Oct, Sun 27 Oct, Sat 2 Nov, Sun 3 Nov

More details - Heddon Valley - Fungi and Foraging
Fungi come in many shapes, sizes and colours, some edible and tasty, some dangerously poisonous. Would you like to learn more' Join fungi and foraging expert Patrick Watts-Mabbott and our National Trust Ranger for a chance to discover how many wild treats you can find in the Heddon Valley at this time of...
Heddon Valley, Parracombe, Barnstaple
Sat 12 Oct 19

More details - Watersmeet - Seadog Autumn Feast at Kipscombe
Join award winning caterers Seadog food for an Autumnal feast with live music. We’re teaming up with Seadog foods to offer a unique dining experience at Kipscombe farm, Nr Countisbury. Enjoy a seasonal three course menu in the tithe barn, as well as a welcome drink and nibbles.
Watersmeet, Watersmeet House, Watersmeet Road, Lynmouth
Fri 18 Oct 19

More details - Lydford Gorge - Apple day
Come along to help us press the apples from the orchard, your efforts will be rewarded with a taste of the juice. Have a go on the apple shy, create a creature from apples and cook up some tasty apple inspired treats on the camp fire. Booking Not Needed. Dogs on leads welcome.
Lydford Gorge, Lydford, near Tavistock,
Sat 5 Oct 19

More details - Lydford Gorge - Torchlit walk
Light your way to Whitelady Waterfall with a flaming torch while enchanting music fills the gorge. Then head back to warm up with a hot chocolate and toast marshmallows over the fire. If you have ever wanted to visit the gorge after dark, join us for a unique experience. Booking Essential. Phone: 0344 249 1895.
Lydford Gorge, Lydford, near Tavistock,
Fri 18 Oct, Wed 23 Oct

More details - Lydford Gorge - Halloween Trail
The rangers have all turned to skeletons! Follow the spooky trail through witchs wood and work out what jobs the skeleton rangers are doing to win your prize. Follow the self-led trail through the woods, watch out for the giant spiders and other creepy creatures. Booking Not Needed.
Lydford Gorge, Lydford, near Tavistock,
Sat 19 Oct 19 to Sun 27 Oct

More details - Castle Drogo - Hydro turbine open house
The Hydro Turbine building on the River Teign will be open for you to look inside. The knowledgeable guide will be able to tell you about the history of this building along with how it was restored and how it works. Booking Not Needed. Dogs on leads welcome.
Castle Drogo, Drewsteignton, near Exeter,
Fri 4 Oct 19

More details - Castle Drogo - Early evening garden walks
Join one of our garden team for a walk and talk through the garden to take in the highlights of the season. 5 per person (normal admission applies). Booking Essential. Phone: 0344 249 1895. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Castle Drogo, Drewsteignton, near Exeter,
Thu 10 Oct 19

More details - Castle Drogo - Fungi Foray
Join an experienced mycologist finding and identifying the wide range of fungi on the Castle Drogo estate. 5 per person. Booking Essential. Phone: 0344 249 1895. Dogs on leads welcome.
Castle Drogo, Drewsteignton, near Exeter,
Sun 13 Oct 19

More details - Castle Drogo - Autumn woodland deer walk and breakfast
Join this guided walk during the fallow deer rut to search for the sights and sounds of deer in the colourful woods. Afterwards enjoy a delicious home cooked full English breakfast in our caf. 17.50 per person (10 children). Booking Essential. Phone: 0344 249 1895.
Castle Drogo, Drewsteignton, near Exeter,
Sat 19 Oct 19 and Sun 20 Oct

More details - Castle Drogo - Bat trail
Follow the trail through the garden and grounds learning about which bats have made Castle Drogo home. 1, includes a badge as a prize. Booking Not Needed. Dogs on leads welcome.
Castle Drogo, Drewsteignton, near Exeter,
Sat 19 Oct 19 to Sun 27 Oct

More details - Knightshayes Court - Astronomical autumn trail
As the nights start to draw in, its the perfect time to find out a bit more about the sky above us at night. What can you see, where and why' Booking Not Needed.
Knightshayes Court, Bolham, Tiverton,
Sat 19 Oct 19 to Sat 2 Nov

More details - Tintagel Old Post Office - Heritage Open Days
Free entry to the house and garden for all as part of a nationwide celebration of heritage (voucher required). To celebrate Heritage Open Days 2019, Tintagel Old Post Office is offering a voucher entitling free entry to the house and garden any day between 13-22 September 2019.
Tintagel Old Post Office, Fore Street, Tintagel,
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More details - Tintagel Old Post Office - If walls could talk
What would the walls of the house tell us if they could talk' Discover snapshots of people associated with this house and garden over the years, from former residents and staff to present day staff and volunteers who care for this place. Booking Not Needed. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Tintagel Old Post Office, Fore Street, Tintagel,
Today

More details - Tintagel Old Post Office - Photography competition display
The theme for this years photography competition is my favourite thing Visit to see how visitors over the year have interpreted the Old Post Office and have a chance to vote for your favourite photograph. Who will be the lucky winner this year' Booking Not Needed. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Tintagel Old Post Office, Fore Street, Tintagel,
Sat 5 Oct 19 to Sat 12 Oct

More details - Tintagel Old Post Office - Torchlight trail
For a treat of tricks, using a UV torch, uncover symbols hidden in the dark places of the house and solve the puzzle to win yourself a bag of goodies. Booking Not Needed. Especially for children. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Tintagel Old Post Office, Fore Street, Tintagel,
Sat 19 Oct 19 to Sun 3 Nov

More details - Dunster Castle - Dunster Uncovered
Go behind the scenes on this special tour. If you’ve ever wondered what’s behind that closed door this tour is for you. Join our guide as they show you the parts of Dunster Castle that are off the normal visitor route. Tours are approximately 50 minutes long and run throughout the day.
Dunster Castle, Dunster, near Minehead,
Today, Sat 28 Sep, Sun 29 Sep

More details - Dunster Castle - I leave this place to you….. for ever for everyone
Be inspired, take a behind scenes tour, cream tea and discover how you could do something amazing by considering a gift in your will to help look after the places you love, for future generations. Booking essential on 01208 265 217 or email SWlegacy@nationaltrust.org.uk. Booking Essential. Phone: 01208 265217.
Dunster Castle, Dunster, near Minehead,
Tue 24 Sep 19

More details - Dunster Castle - Snowdrop planting
Grab a dibber or just use your hands and have a go at planting snowdrops in the River Garden. Join the garden team to help plant over 3,000 new snowdrop bulbs in the River Garden. All equipment is provided but you might get a little mucky. Booking Not Needed. Dogs on leads welcome.
Dunster Castle, Dunster, near Minehead,
Sat 5 Oct, Sun 6 Oct, Sat 12 Oct, Sun 13 Oct

More details - Dunster Castle - The Dunster Castle School of Magic Trail: Mythical Beasts
Have you got the wizarding skills to pass the test' Follow the trail around the grounds ever wary of what mythical beast might be around the corner... Booking Not Needed. Dogs on leads welcome.
Dunster Castle, Dunster, near Minehead,
Sat 19 Oct 19 to Sun 3 Nov

More details - Cotehele - Apple festival at Cotehele
Join us as we celebrate the apple harvest at Cotehele. You’ll get to see the Victorian cider press in action; there’ll be tastings, displays, guided orchard tours, children’s activities and more.
Cotehele, St Dominick, near Saltash,
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