Places to go
Clovelly is a small village in Torridge, notable for its extremely steep cobbled high street, beautiful houses and rich history. You can ride a donkey down to the harbour or visit the wonderful Clovelly Court Gardens. From here, you can walk a section of Coast Path that leads you through the stunning, contrasting landscapes of the Hartland Peninsula. Through ancient woodland, pastoral land and over open cliff tops and along the rocky coast to Hartland Quay. Here you can visit the wonderful Docton Mill Gardens and Tea Rooms; voted Best Tea Room in North Devon at the North Devon Food & Drink Awards
Lynton and Lynmouth are small rural towns set in the heart of Exmoor National Park. Visit historic houses and fantastic gardens, or see if you can spot red deer and wild Exmoor ponies, before a breath-taking ride on the Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway!
RHS Garden Rosemoor in Torrington is surrounded by beautiful woodland and boasts vibrant and varied gardens, a stream and rock gully and seasonal displays. Also at Torrington is The Plough Arts Centre which features a cinema and theatre with productions and events year round.
Lundy is a small granite outcrop in the British Channel, offering breath taking views of the sea and the mainland. Ships sail at least three times a week from either Bideford or Ilfracombe. (If you are lucky you may spot a playful pod of dolphins who often delight in following the ship.) A timetable for sailings from Bideford can be found at www.landmarktrust.org
Saunton, Braunton and Northam Burrows were all used as practice areas ahead of the D-Day landings; great places to visit if you’re a history buff!
South West Coast Path offers many exhilirating circular walks for all abilities