North Devon & Exmoor

by Hilary Bradt

North Devon & Exmoor

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About this book

North Devon, with its long sandy beaches and little coves, is the favourite of families with small children, while Exmoor's heather-covered moorland and deep, wooded coombes, attract walkers, mountain bikers, and riders. Some of the prettiest villages in the south west are found here, with cream teas aplenty. Much information will be unique to this guidebook, blending descriptions of little-known places and country pursuits with portraits of local characters, past and present. The book will be geared towards sustainable tourism, with special emphasis on car-free travel, walking, local food, pubs and unusual or special accommodation.

About the author

The authors both live in Seaton, Devon, and share an enthusiasm for the county's landscape, history and village churches. Hilary Bradt (co-founder of Bradt Travel Guides) is an enthusiastic walker whilst Janice Booth's interests centre more on the history and folk legends. Janice is a former Bradt editor and occasional author.

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'Eye-opening and wonderful' India Knight, The Sunday Times Magazine

'An invaluable inspiration to those who like to walk and discover new things about the region.' North Devon Journal

'Contains all manner of little known facts and tales about local characters both past and present.' Western Morning News

'Lifts the lid on secret spots in Devon, with out-of-the-way places, local characters and a guide to sustainable tourism.' Food & Travel Magazine

'In short, for residents and tourists, the guide is a brilliant addition to the bookcase.' Devon Life

'An interesting read which made me want to revisit many of the places it describes. I loved the tales associated with the places visited and could feel the enthusiasm the author has for this part of the country.' Third Age Matters
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Contents

Contents
Going Slow in North Devon & Exmoor......................8
A taste of North Devon & Exmoor 10, The appeal of country churches 12,
NGS Gardens & Open Studios 17, Car-free travel 17, How this book is arranged 22
1 N orthwest Devon:
The Cornish border to the River Torridge..........27
Getting there & around 27, The Hartland heartland 29, The Clovelly area 36,
Bideford & area 41, South of the A39 47, Some exceptional churches 48
2 N orth Devon's Seaside....................................................53
Getting there & around 53, Braunton, the Burrows & Saunton Sands 55,
Georgeham & Croyde 58, Beaches & headlands: Morte Bay 61, Ilfracombe & area 64,
Combe Martin & area 70
3 L undy Island.......................................................................81
Getting there 84, Staying on Lundy 85, Getting around on Lundy 85,
Making the most of a day visit 86, Exploring Lundy & its history 87
4 Ba rnstaple & inland north Devon...........................97
Getting there & around 97, Barnstaple 100, North of Barnstaple 103, South of Barnstaple
106, Southwest of Barnstaple 108, Great Torrington & area 110, Southeast of Barnstaple:
between the A377 & A361 114
5 E xmoor Na tional Pa rk..................................................121
The red deer of Exmoor 122, Exmoor & the hand of man 123, Getting there & around 126,
Active Exmoor 127, Inactive Exmoor 130, Western Exmoor: to Lynton via Blackmoor Gate 133,
The coastal triangle 135, Lynton, Lynmouth & area 139, Central & southern Exmoor 148,
Porlock & area 158, The West Somerset coast: Porlock Weir to County Gate 167,
East of Porlock: the National Trust villages 172
6 Minehead, Dunster &
the eastern fringes of Exmoor..............................177
Getting there & around 177, Minehead 179, Dunster & area 182, Dulverton & area 185,
Outside the National Park: Blue Anchor, Watchet & area 188
Accommodation..............................................................194
Index..............................................................