Barley Valley Park

Silver washed fritillary

Photo credit, Chris Root

A surprise awaits you in the Redhills part of Exeter. Barley Valley Park allows you to explore 11 hectares of pretty rolling hills and tranquil walks in the setting of a local nature reserve.


Barley Valley Park, Exeter EX4 1SD
A static map of Barley Valley Park

Know before you go

11 hectares

Entry fee



This Valley Park has a network of paths. Some steep and muddy sections. 


Under effective control

When to visit

Opening times

Always open

Best time to visit

Any time

About the reserve

Barley Valley Park is one of six Exeter Valley Parks managed by Devon Wildlife Trust. 

This western ridge line of the city has splendid rural valleys and offers excellent views of the city.

Barley Valley Park has a patchwork of woods and meadows for you to explore. A network of footpaths and bridleways lead to and from the Valley Park allowing you to extend your visit and explore the farmland fringes of Exeter. 


There are several entrances into Barley Valley Local Nature Reserve that can be found off Higher Barley Mount, at the junction of Bowhay Lane Bridleway and Barley Lane and at the end of Antonine Crescent.

Did you know, a German bomber crashed in the reserve during the bombing raid on Exeter in WW2?


NOTICE: If you are visiting our reserves, please note that there have been instances of H5N1 Avian bird flu found in birds in Devon. There is very low risk to public health but we do ask that if you come across any unusual or unexplained bird deaths on or near our reserves please do not touch them. Call Defra on 03459 33 55 77 and report your findings. Please also report your findings to DWT by email at

Contact us

Contact number: 01392 279244

Watch an introduction to Barley Valley Park