There are few things that Devon is better suited to than playing host to a picnic.

And this National Picnic Week also seems to have fallen in the middle of some lovely weather gracing the region, meaning that getting out there and enjoying each others company in the picturesque views has never seemed so appealing.

We all know that the best picnic spots are little gems that you stumble across, but what if you are visiting the region and have no idea where to look?  Or just want a point in the right direction for inspiration?

No problem, we have been discussing our favourite picnic spots here at Devon Hampers, and we have a list of beautiful places for you, just begging to be explored.

Lydford Gorge

A 2km gorge running through Dartmoor, despite the popularity of this place you are still sure to find a spot somewhere.  The main draws are the spectacular views of White Lady waterfall and the Devil's Cauldron, but just hearing the water rushing in the background while you look across the landscape makes this a great place to stop for a while.

Roadford Lake

A more tranquil experience, but certainly not boring.  A day out at Roadford lake can provide you with a lovely spot by the 700+ acres of water for a picnic, but plenty of activities such as windsurfing and cycling to enjoy as well.


The meeting point of the East and West tributaries of the River Dart on Dartmoor.  All the fantastic scenery and views of Dartmoor, combined with water flowing around the rocks and the banks in front of the old clapper bridge to sit on.  Bliss.

Little Dartmouth

A walk along the coastal cliffs at Little Dartmouth is sure find you a peaceful spot to picnic.  With views of various coves, framed in spring and summer by colourful wildflowers, this is an idyllic place to enjoy.

Okehampton Castle

Okehampton Castle features the remains of the largest castle in Devon, but it also overlooks a varied landscape, including grassy knolls, a meandering river and picturesque woodland.

Beer Head

Situated on the Jurassic Coast, Beer Head peeks out over the bay, providing a grassy headland to sit and enjoy the views back over Beer itself and its sandy beach.  Glorious on a warm sunny day.

Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant features views out to sea and across Bideford bay from a grassy area with a multitude of seats acting like a viewing pavilion.  Near to Clovelly, one of the most picturesque villages in Devon, this spot is as lovely as its name suggests.

And, of course, you know what we suggest to take with you for the perfect Devon picnic?

One of our authentic Devon Hampers filled with delicious treats produced right here in Devon!

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