Events in Devon
January and February

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Events in Devon in January and February can be quite interesting and innovative.  These months can be dark and stormy. There is always a silver lining, why not go looking for the snowdrops as they peep shyly through. The bare branches of the trees shows their mighty architecture. Thought of a cruise - in Devon in winter? Yes!!! Or why not find an event you can attend. Perhaps one of the following:


Birds on the River Exe in winter

Brent Geese on the Exe Estuary in winter
Photograph © Adrian Platt


Bird Watching Cruises winter wonderland, watch the birds on the Exe River in January. Sail in comfort from Exmouth along the river.  Very popular.

Exeter Racing  1st Jan 2024

Winter River Exe cruise  TBC

Toy and Train Collectors Fair  TBC

South Devon Coastal Marathon 27 January 2024. Picturesque and punishing!! They say it is "as as good as it gets". Another popular event.

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Guided Bird Watching Cruises Cruising is a popular pastime, why not have a 2 to 3 hour cruise on the River Exe and see the wintering birds. Quite comfortable! Hear the commentary from a leading ornithologist.

Wild Night Run 17 February 2024. 10 miles and 5 miles.Both start at 6.00pm. South Brent Old School Commuitty Centre, South Brent. Pretty tough and pretty muddy. They say it is the 'jewel in the crown of the Wild Night Run series'.

Antiques and Vintage Home Show. TBC. Westpoint, Exeter.

Exeter Racing  TBC

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A lane with daffodils

Signs that Spring is on its way in Mid Devon
Photograph © Lewis Clarke

Devon country lanes in winter have their own unique character. They can be wet, covered in snow or hard with icy puddles. Those lanes still beckon the wanderer on. The trees are in their skeleton mode whispering (or howling) in the wind, can also be still and quiet.  More of the countryside around is visible in winter. Then the snowdrops and daffodils cheer the heart.

Exeter is the capital city of Devon. A bustling place with good shopping, shopaholics! Lot to do in the city.  Great nightlife. Reckoned to be a high quality lifestyle for residents! Even has its own airport!

Dartmouth is in the Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Lovely old town and area on the River Dart. Dartmouth Castle is one of two forts, the other being Kingswear Castle that have guarded the river mouth since 1388.

Dartmoor National Park all 368 square miles of it. An ancient stretch of moorland that has seen human habitation for aeons. Tors, standing stones, wonderful wildlife. The Ministry of Defence have firing ranges over part of it. See Dartmoor Trails.

Newton Abbott a delightful market town on the river Teign famous for its racecourse. That tower in the centre is St Leonards Tower all that is left of a chapel that was built in 1220.

There is a plaque nearby which reads:
"The first declaration of William, Prince of Orange, the glorious defender of the Protestant Religion and the liberties of England, was read on this pedestal by the Rev John Reynall, Rector of this parish, on November 5th 1688."  William of Orange stayed at Forde House in the town before moving on to London and with his wife, Mary, to take the crown.

Clyst St Mary is a village close to Exeter. It is home to West of England Showground and the Crealy Adventure Park. It is famous as a site for a decisive battle of the Prayer Book Rebellion in 1549 when the rebellion was quashed at awful cost to the village.

Beesands is a tourist and fishing village on the South Devon coast. Apparently Keith Richards and Mick Jagger made their first public appearance in the Cricket Inn.

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Other pages that may be of interest


Events in South West England

Events in Dorset

Events in Hampshire

Events on the Isle of Wight

Events in Somerset

Events in Wiltshire

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Anyone with events in Devon who would like to list their event here please contact us via the Feedback form, we would love to hear from you. The event should have its own website so that our visitors can find you and obtain more information.

The events in Devon should be capable of attracting crowds, large village fete size and above, similar to those listed here. Posting events on this page is free.

Our observations show that Travel Wessex's main visitors are those that love walking, cycling, horse riding and other like minded pursuits, but we welcome all attractions as we have many other visitors as well that we love to cater for.

We reserve the right not to include events in Devon that are not suitable for legal or other reasons.

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Dartmouth Castle and St Petrox Church

Dartmouth Castle and
St Petrox Church
Photograph © Joanne Davies

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Public Transport

National Express

If you do decide the leave the car at home and help the environment too, why not go National Express. They run coaches all over the country. Some pretty good fares too.

Just imagine - sit back and relax, no hassling with the traffic!!!

Do you know that you can book on your mobile phone and they will send the ticket as a text!!!!

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National Rail Journey Planner.

For train journeys all over the United Kingdom connecting the places you want to go efficiently and quickly.

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