Duryard and Belvidere Valley Park

Belvidere Valley Park

Photo credit, Matt Austin

Duryard and Belvidere Valley Park

Wonderful views of the Exe Valley beyond the city stretch from this peaceful corner. Enjoy grassland walks at Belvidere, or visit Duryard for a good picnic site overlooking the valley.


Duryard: Off Pennsylvania Road,
Belvidere: Off Belvidere Road, EX4 4SQ
A static map of Duryard and Belvidere Valley Park

Know before you go

11 hectares

Entry fee



A network of well-walked paths. Some steep and muddy sections.


Under effective control


Picnic area

When to visit

Opening times

Always open

Best time to visit

Any time

About the reserve

Duryard & Belvidere is one of six Exeter Valley Parks managed by Devon Wildlife Trust.

Two sites to explore over 11 hectares near the University of Exeter, with some very long views and peaceful meadow walks in a local nature reserve.

Did you know, Duryard was once a Royal Saxon deer park. (dur meaning deer and yard meaning hunting area)?


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 contactus@devonwildlifetrust.org

Contact us

Contact number: 01392 279244

Watch an introduction to Duryard and Belvidere Valley Park