Who are we?


Devon Nature Walks was originally set up as Exe Nature Walks and started in November 1999.  It is based in Exeter and the wonderful setting of the Exe Estuary.  Our main objective is to increase the publics' appreciation of nature and help them to learn more about the flora and fauna of Devon in a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere with like-minded people. Our walks and courses offer the chance to learn more about the bird life and birdsong of an area, its' wild flowers, insects and mammals as well as to enjoy the scenic beauty of the surrounding countryside of Devon.  The majority of our walks/outdoor courses are of a gentle nature and suitable for any age or ability whenever possible.  No prior knowledge is necessary as the overall purpose of the walks is to observe and learn about the living world around us.

We always advise the following: wear suitable clothing and stout footwear and bring refreshments if required.  The walk leader is a fully qualified first aider and recommends that if you have any particular medical conditions that he/she should know about please let them know at the beginning of the event. Some walks can be very muddy and a pair of Wellington boots is recommended after periods of heavy rain.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.   Dogs are to be kept on a lead at all times. 

Please note that the safety of your optical equipment and personal possessions are your sole responsibility. The walk leaders or other members of the group cannot be held responsible for any loss or accidental damage incurred.

We actively encourage the use of public transport and try to arrange meeting places and venues that are easily accessible by bus and/or train.  Half and full days are offered with distances ranging from 2 miles up to 6 miles.
 

Booking options:

 
Option 1 - Wildlife walks and courses - please see our 'Diary dates' page for details.
Option 2 - Walks led by us for other organisations & charities open to the general public..
For example: Forestry Commission, The National Trust, Devon Wildlife Trust, Exeter City Council, Royal Horticultural Society, OrganicARTS, Poltimore House....for details please see our 'Diary dates' page.

Gift vouchers:
Available in the following amounts - £10, £75 or £150 - use our 'Contact Us' page to request further details.

Other sites of interest:
http://www.naturetalksandwalks.co.uk/ - Based in Bolton, the North West's wildlife is explored with 'Nature Talks & Walks' who offer schools a range of wildlife and nature topics.  All of the sessions have been designed to be fun, hands on, informative and inspirational.

http://www.culmvalleypublishing.co.uk/  - Welcome to Culm Valley Publishing. Based in the heart of the West Country, CVP specialises in walking guides for Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset including Exmoor, Dartmoor and our spectacular coastline. All the walks in our books are circular.  Please contact Culm Valley Publishing if you are interested in purchasing our walking books or would like further information. 
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