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Explore Devon this autumn

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Where to go this season

Whether you note the change in seasons by the weather or stars, September marks the 'official' start of autumn. It's a time of nature's plenty, with a wonderful hedgerow harvest of blackberries, rose hips, crab apples, hazelnuts and seeds. Many of Devon's creatures take advantage of this wild harvest to build up reserves of fat for migration or for hibernation.

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