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6 things you should know about North Devon

Natural beauty – Areas such as the Hartland Peninsula are globally recognised as having outstanding natural beauty. The iconic South West Coast Path encircles the whole Peninsula. The Hartland Quay to Bude section is generally regarded as the toughest part of the whole route.

Old Barnstaple - It’s thought that Barnstaple is the oldest borough in England, dating back to the 900s.

Special Lundy – Lundy island is a 400ft granite outcrop, which lies 12 miles off the coast of North Devon. The rugged cliffs of the west coast are carpeted with maritime grass species and are home to important seabird colonies, including puffins. See landmarktrust.org.uk for more info. 

Great Torrington – Known locally as the Cavalier town, Great Torrington played a hugely significant role in the English Civil War (Battle of Torrington, 1646) and is recognized as an important heritage centre.

Little heights – Little hangman near Combe Martin is said to be the tallest sea cliff in mainland Britain, measuring around 750ft.

Great exclamations – Westward Ho! Is a picturesque coastal village whose name derives from the Victorian novel by Charles Kingsley. It is the only place in Britain with an exclamation mark in its name!

 

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