Dunsford: the perfect place for a Sunday stroll
Wild daffodils light up Dunsford in spring
Stunning riverside walks through a wooded valley on the edge of Dartmoor. Beautiful at any time of year, Dunsford is famous for its wild daffodils in early spring.
Dunsford is one of our best-loved and most beautiful nature reserves. It is an ideal place to begin to explore Devon's wild side.
Walk alongside the river Teign as it winds through a steep-sided valley of oak, ash and birch. Look out for kingfishers, goosanders, dippers and otters on the river. Tawny owls, flycatchers and woodpeckers live among the trees. Herds of fallow deer also regularly pass through its wooded valley.
Climb to the top of Dunsford for great views and a chance to see fritillary butterflies skimming across the tops of bracken-covered slopes.
Dunsford means daffodils
Spring brings lots of visitors to the nature reserve. It's then that Dunsford's woodland floor turns yellow with a spectacular show of wild daffodils - one of Devon's natural wonders.
This is a nature reserve with beautiful scenery and a lots of wildlife. No surprise that Dunsford remains a firm favourite with many people.
Take your next step...
Dunsford is an excellent place to start to explore the area. Paths lead through the centre of the nature reserve, while a circular walk is possible using an access trail on the opposite bank of the river (not DWT land).
If you want a longer walk then try our seven-mile Dunsford Wild Walk. The nature reserve also joins to lanes and footpaths leading along the Teign Valley to Fingle Bridge and Castle Drogo. Use Ordnance Survey Map OL28-Dartmoor to plan your trip.