A good example of this is Dartmoor. A thirty to forty minute car journey from The Muntham Apartments in Torquay will take you into the very heart of Dartmoor to such places as Haytor which is the highest point in the National Park and from which you get spectacular views across Devon and into neighbouring counties.
There are also countless walks and numerous other Tors to visit but there are also hidden gems such as the many reservoirs and rivers.
Dartmoor in autumn is ideal for walking as the heat has long since subsided and the biting winds of winter are yet to hit. It's also quieter and so easier to park and find places to eat and drink. One of our great favourites is the super Cafe on The Green at Widecombe