When it comes to incredible viewpoints in Devon, we’re spoilt for choice! We’ve covered our favourite coastal viewpoints in the region in a previous blog post, (which you can read here if you haven’t done so already!) so now it’s time to take a look at the best 10, in our opinion, countryside viewpoints in South Devon.

Exeter Hill, Tiverton 

First up on our list is Exeter Hill which is located close by to the Mid Devon town of Tiverton. Tiverton, the surrounding area and Mid Devon in general is a place in Devon where you will find a multitude of magnificent countryside views but one of our favourite places for a particularly breathtaking vista is this spot.

Sheeps Tor, Dartmoor 

Sheeps Tor is located on the western side of Dartmoor National Park not too far from Yelverton. The views here are simply sublime overlooking Burrator Reservoir making it a popular spot with local and visiting photographers. Yellowmeade Stone Circles are also around a ten minute walk away.

Sharpham, Totnes

The area of Sharpham in South Devon rests next to the River Dart. Walkers can enjoy a beautiful route along the Dart Valley Trail from Totnes to Sharpham or if you’d prefer a shorter distance you can walk from Ashprington. Either way you’ll be greeted with stunning views of the meandering River Dart.

Mamhead, Near Dawlish and Kenton

Next up on our list of our favourite countryside viewpoints in Devon is Mamhead in the Teignbridge district. Alongside rewarding views of the South Devon countryside, Exe Estuary and the coast, you’ll find Mamhead Obelisk which is Grade II* listed and can be reached via a walk from Haldon Obelisk Carpark. However the one hundred foot structure is off the main path so can be easily missed.

East Hill Strips, Sidmouth

East Hill Strips is around a twenty minute drive from the East Devon coastal town of Sidmouth and less than a ten minute drive from Ottery St Mary. There are fantastic walks around this area and of course the views are mesmerising. It is set within the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and overlooks rolling hills. 

High Willhays, Dartmoor

The highest point on Dartmoor National Park, it’s no surprise that High Willhays offers amazing panoramic views and that’s why we just had to include it in our list. It stands at 2039 feet (621 metres) above sea level and Yes Tor, the second highest point on Dartmoor, is also nearby, just around a ten minute walk away.

Culmstock Beacon, Blackdown Hills

Situated in the north west corner of the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Culmstock Beacon is an Elizabethan beacon dating back to 1870. It was rebuilt following the collapse of an earlier one and is easily accessed via public bridleway. Offering far reaching views of the Blackdown Hills and surrounding countryside it’s certainly worth a visit.

Mutter’s Moor, Sidmouth

Mutter’s Moor is located close to Sidmouth Golf Club near Peak Hill Road. Although it is very near to the coast, we’ve decided to add it into our countryside views list as not only do you have beautiful views of the Regency town of Sidmouth, but you also have stunning views of the Otter Valley, so it’s the best of both!

Sourton Tors, Dartmoor 

Our penultimate favourite countryside view in South Devon is another spot within Dartmoor National Park, Sourton Tors. Tucked in the north west of the moors, high above the village of Sourton, there are plenty of great walks to reach the point and of course magical vistas. With rolling moorland and a glimpse of Meldon Reservoir you’re sure not to be disappointed. 

Raddon Hill, Crediton

And finally, last but by no means least, is Raddon Hill. Raddon Hill is around a ten minute drive away from Crediton and as mentioned before, Mid Devon is definitely the place to go for captivating countryside views. From here you can spot Dartmoor as well as Exmoor combined with green patchwork fields as far as the eye can see.

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