Location & Attractions

Putsborough Beach

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Putsborough Sands is renowned as one of the most cleanest and most beautiful beaches in the land. Its vast expanse of golden sand lapped by wonderfully clean bathing water and crisp waves, makes it a paradise for both swimmers and surfers alike.

Combe Martin (DOG FRIENDLY)

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Combe Martin is a coastal village situated four miles east of Ilfracombe. This small seaside resort holds a sheltered cove on the edge of the Exmoor National Park and is believed to have the longest village street in England. Combe Martin contains many shops, pubs, restaurants, cafes but is mainly a popular holiday destination for its Beach and cliffs. Combe Martin boasts the highest cliff in Southern Britain which is named ‘The Great Hangman’, this can be accessed by a footpath which runs through the village. Just a couple of miles from Combe Martin you will come across the picturesque Watermouth Cove with beautiful coastal views and harboured boats. Watermouth Cove is a great place to simply admire or to do something adventurous such as kayaking.

Tarka Trail

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Over 30 miles of the Tarka Trail is available to cyclists between Braunton and Meeth, using the old railways of North Devon. Passing through the largely unspoilt countryside as it was described by Henry Williamson in his classic novel ‘Tarka the Otter’ first published in 1927.

Tarka Trail

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The Exmoor National Park is a large beautiful and peaceful area of wild countryside in the South West of England. The Park was designated in 1954 and covers 267 square miles (692sq.km.). Two thirds of the park is in the County of Somerset and one third is in Devon. The landscape is described as 'semi-natural' as it has been influenced by human activity over thousands of years. At the end of the Ice Age (10-12,000 years ago) the climate improved and vegetation began to grow. It is believed that 8,000 years ago the majority of Exmoor was continuous oak woodland. As man began to settle, the Exmoor landscape changed as agricultural 'technology' and ways of life evolved. The result of this human interaction is the wonderful diversity and variety that is Exmoor today.

Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park

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Welcome to our wonderful park.Over 28 acres of spectacular gardens within the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty where you can experience at close hand many amazing animals, life sized dinosaurs and much much more! A truly unique day out!

Exmoor Steam railway

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The Exmoor Steam Railway ran at Bratton Fleming on Exmoor in North Devon and was built by the Stirland Family and opened in August 1990. It sadly closed to the public in 2001 when the family decided to concentrate on building steam engines and railways. It's also home to a collection of 2 foot gauge Beyer Garratt engines re imported from South Africa. Exmoor is probably the most prolific builder of significant sized steam engines in the world. Currently 2 or 3 new steam locomotives emerge each year for gauges from 7.25 inch to 2 feet. A stream of engines departing for service or returning for overhaul takes place. The 12.25 inch gauge railway was extended during autumn 2008 and 2009. This added a very steep section with a down gradient of 1 in 25 and then an up gradient of 1 in 28. This tests even the most powerful steam locomotives.