Where to go this season - spring

Where to go this season - spring

Wild daffodils at Dunsford nature reserve. Photo, Vicki Gardner

In spring Devon’s wildflowers light up our lives

Here are some of the best places to put a little colour back in your cheeks!

Daffodils growing at Dunsford nature reserve

Daffodils at Dunsford

Places to go 

Walk through wild daffodils at Dunsford nature reserve (near Exeter)

See fields of bluebells at Emsworthy Mire nature reserve (Dartmoor)

Walk in wildflower woodlands at Halsdon (near Dolton), Warleigh Point (Plymouth) and Scanniclift Copse (near Exeter) nature reserves.

Cycle past wildflower hedges at Meeth Quarry (near Hatherleigh) and Halwill Junction (near Okehampton) nature reserves.

Drop in on our Cricklepit Mill garden (Exeter) to see an urban garden in full of colour.

Common lizard basking in the sun in the heather

Common lizard. Photo, Andy Stevens

Other wild things to see this spring

Search for sunbathing lizards and adders at Bovey Heathfield and Chudleigh Knighton Heath nature reserves (both near Bovey Tracey)

Listen for the arrival of summer migrants including reed warblers and chiff-chaffs at South Efford Marsh (near Plymouth), Swanpool Marsh (near Braunton) and Old Sludge Beds (near Exeter) nature reserves.

Your spring highlights

Tweet us or write on our Facebook wall or tag us on Instagram - you might be featured in this space!

Join us and help protect Devon's wild places

Your membership will support the Trust's vital conservation work across the county, including habitat restoration, species protection and maintaining our nature reserves.

Become a member