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{"LocationDetails":{"Id":201,"Name":"Devon","Description":"\u003cdiv\u003e\r\n\u003ch1\u003eOur guide to self-catering holiday cottages\u0026nbsp;in Devon\u003c/h1\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eNow we may be a tiny bit biased, but we love our county, and we can honestly say that every one of its resorts has a unique character that offers something special to those of you pondering a holiday in good old Devon. From the sandy beaches and fluttering palms of the English Riviera in South Devon to the dramatic, rugged coastline that draws the surfers to the north, there\u0026rsquo;s a Devon holiday to suit every kind of visitor and every kind of break.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWhether you\u0026rsquo;re dreaming of pulling on your walking boots and tackling a section of the beautiful South West Coast Path, cosying up in a country pub after a day out with your dog, or exploring the sandy beaches that win award after award, Devon\u0026rsquo;s welcoming in every season and we\u0026rsquo;ve got the perfect home from home for you.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003eOur favourite places to visit in Devon\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eHome to five areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, one UNESCO World Heritage Site and two national parks, Devon has scenery that could have been made to grace postcards, history that amazes and the space to just be\u0026hellip;well, whoever it is you are when you\u0026rsquo;re miles from anywhere. We all have our favourite little places in Devon that beckon us on sunny Saturdays, sleepy Sundays and for those blissful long weekends\u0026hellip;and here are just a few of them to help you find the right one for you\u0026hellip;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf it\u0026rsquo;s walking you\u0026rsquo;re after you\u0026rsquo;re in luck. The South West Coast Path winds its way along the county\u0026rsquo;s cliff tops and beaches, and with the sea as a backdrop for much of the way it takes those of you who walk it past the kind of vantage points that\u0026rsquo;ll stop you in your tracks and have you reaching for your camera phone.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThen there\u0026rsquo;s Dartmoor National Park, an area untouched by time and dotted with ancient landmarks, and the best part is it\u0026rsquo;s easy to reach. In fact, part of Devon\u0026rsquo;s charm is that you can be lounging on the beach one hour and making like explorers on Dartmoor the next\u0026hellip;and much of the county\u0026rsquo;s dog friendly. Step across the threshold and onto the flagstones of almost any pub and your dog will be welcomed as warmly as (if not more warmly!) than the two-legged folk will.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003eBeaches in Devon\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eSo, where do we start when it comes to the beaches in Devon? As you\u0026rsquo;ve probably guessed, there are so many you\u0026rsquo;ll be spoilt for choice, but half the fun\u0026rsquo;s finding your own little coves and holiday hangouts while you\u0026rsquo;re in the area.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eFor young families and those of you who love the traditional bucket and spade holiday it\u0026rsquo;s got to be the ever so pretty South Devon. Every inch the classic beach resort, the region\u0026rsquo;s home to sandy beaches with great amenities and hidden coves for those days when you want to avoid the crowds and just soak in the views. Many of the area\u0026rsquo;s beaches have lifeguards on hand during peak season and handy amenities like parking and shops within easy reach.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eNow if you\u0026rsquo;re after the kind of wide, dune-backed beach that you can walk for hours without seeing another soul then we should point you in the direction of the North Devon beaches. From Saunton Sands where Robbie shot the Angels video to surfy favourites like Woolacombe, these sandy gems are the laidback, bring the dog and enjoy the peace and quiet stretches of coast.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;re a surfer then you\u0026rsquo;ll already know these are the ones to aim for if you\u0026rsquo;re after a break with your board in Devon, and the fact that many of them are off the beaten track makes them all the more special. Click here for our \u003ca href=\"https://www.bluechipholidays.co.uk/our-top-10-beaches-in-devon\"\u003etop 10 beaches in Devon\u003c/a\u003e.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003eRestaurants in Devon\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWe don\u0026rsquo;t know whether it\u0026rsquo;s all that sea air, but something about being here in Devon means food and foodie haunts are never far from our minds, so we know the best restaurants in Devon, the little gems with the best views and everything in between.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;re in a Michelin kind of mood then there\u0026rsquo;s celebrity chef Michael Caines\u0026rsquo; Gidleigh Park Hotel, a restaurant that\u0026rsquo;s all about elegant fine dining set in a country hotel. Our very own James took his girlfriend along for a taster menu on their anniversary, so we have it on very good authority that the food\u0026rsquo;s to die for and the service makes visiting a pleasure. Over in Torquay, The Elephant waves the Michelin Star, and it serves up creative dishes with the flair that makes the perfect Instagram snap to share with your foodie friends.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWe know that there are times when you\u0026rsquo;re after fine dining with a Michelin Star to its name, without the formal atmosphere, and for those evenings we\u0026rsquo;d recommend The Treby Arms. With the appearance of your traditional Devon pub yet food that\u0026rsquo;s won over the critics, its sophisticated gastro menu does it proud.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003eDiscover dog friendly Devon\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWe have hundreds of dog friendly Devon cottages, and we can\u0026rsquo;t really think of a county more suited to a break with your pet in tow. So many of the attractions welcome dogs along as eagerly as humans that nobody bats an eyelid, and most of the pubs and inns that dot the landscape not only welcome pets but also provide a doggie water bowl to make them feel welcome too. In fact, they sometimes even keep treats for the four legged visitors behind the bar\u0026hellip;now how\u0026rsquo;s that for service?!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe list of doggie days out goes on and on, but just some of the attractions that welcome dogs along in dog friendly Devon include the Dartmouth Steam Railway and Riverboat Company, Killerton House in Exeter, Babbacombe Model Village in Torquay, and The Milky Way Adventure Park. Even those that don\u0026rsquo;t welcome dogs inside try to cater for them, and The Big Sheep and Crealy offer kennels so dogs can enjoy some time out while the two legged members of the clan enjoy their time out.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003eHoliday cottages in Devon\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\u003c/div\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eSo, you\u0026rsquo;ve decided it\u0026rsquo;s time to discover our spectacular county, so all that\u0026rsquo;s left to do is to have a look through our holiday cottages in Devon and decide which one you can see yourself enjoying some true time out in. If this is one of those holidays where you reunite with the extended family and make some new memories together, your first retreat away as a twosome or a family escape with the dog in tow, you\u0026rsquo;ll find a home from home that\u0026rsquo;s just right.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWe have everything from Devon cottages tucked in the countryside that\u0026rsquo;s been made famous by films such as War Horse to coastal choices for those of you whose Devon dreams are all about waking up to a sea view. From sunny Torquay on the English Riviera, to its neighbouring fishing port of Brixham and all the way up to the surfy spots like Woolacombe and Croyde on the north coast, it\u0026rsquo;s time to take your pick and start packing.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Alias":"devon","MainImageLocation":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/emily.judge/2018/11/North Devon.jpg/carousel.jpg","PointOfInterests":[{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Powderham Castle","Body":"\u003cp\u003ePerched on the Exe Estuary just outside the city of of Exeter, Powderham Castle is an historic family home with 600 years of history to its name. Powderham manages to combine a fascinating and informative day out with lots of fun, so it\u0026rsquo;s a lovely family attraction.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eVisitors can learn the history of the castle with a guided tour, picnic in the huge grounds, enjoy the sprawling gardens and play areas and visit the authentic Victorian kitchen \u0026ndash; all in one day! Powderham also hosts many events and activities throughout the year, such as a Bird of Prey attraction, concerts and themed days.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWork on the castle started in 1391, and it still belongs to the ancestors of its founder Sir Richard Courtenay today. It\u0026#39;s now the home of the East and Countess of Devon and it\u0026#39;s packed with stories from over the centuries. The guides know the castle inside and out, and they\u0026#39;ll tailor each tour to suit the age groups of the party. The castle\u0026#39;s architecture is one of its most striking features, and outside there\u0026#39;s a deer park which is home to 600 fallow deer.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026#39;ve got small children make sure you walk them over to the Walled Garden and Play Area and Pets Corner, the friendly pets are always happy to greet friendly visitors. The adventure play castle - Courtenay Fort- provides entertainment while the grown ups sit and rest, and there are nature trails throughout the grounds.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.6426,"LocationLongitude":-3.46267,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/04/Powderham Castle.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/lympstone/powderham-castle","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/04/Powderham Castle.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The China Garden","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe China Garden Restaurant in Exmouth has dished up impressive Chinese meals to the people of Exmouth for 40 years. Boasting breathtaking views across the Exe Estuary, The Lai family at China Garden serve cuisine inspired by China, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Singapore.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you prefer a more informal Chinese meal or are watching your holiday budget, there are Endless Feasts from Monday to Wednesday each week and a buffet option every Sunday. The menu ranges from Chinese classics to contemporary ideas, and the restaurant\u0026rsquo;s elegant setting makes this a great setting to enjoy good food during a stay in Lympstone accommodation.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.6206,"LocationLongitude":-3.41528,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/01/chinese.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/lympstone/the-china-garden","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/01/chinese.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Green Door","Body":"\u003cp\u003eIf a special occasion falls during your stay in Lympstone accommodation, or if you just fancy treating that special someone, The Green Door Restaurant in Woodbury strives to provide a unique dining experience with local produce.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe extensive menus range from light lunches to 5 star dinners and traditional Sunday roasts, all in the relaxing and sophisticated atmosphere created by the owner, Mark. If you want to enjoy the homemade tastes from The Green Door in the comfort of your Lympstone accommodation \u0026ndash; they also operate a takeaway service too! Breakfasts and lunch are also served in The Green Door cafe, so whenever you fancy popping in \u0026ndash; there is a menu to suit.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.674,"LocationLongitude":-3.40475,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/04/1364812706.JPG/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/lympstone/the-green-door","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/04/1364812706.JPG/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Galley","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThis delicious fish and seafood restaurant rides high in the TripAdvisor reviews, so we must recommend it if you\u0026rsquo;re self-catering in Devon\u0026#39;s Topsham. The simple, chic menu changes each day and makes use of local produce, so expect impressive seafood on an exciting menu.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe restaurant is situated on Topsham Quay, and its views over the River Exe make it perfect for a romantic meal or to mark a special occasion. The Galley offers an a la carte menu at lunch and dinner, and children are always welcome. One reviewer raves about \u0026lsquo;three faultless courses\u0026#39; and the owners strive to serve visitors \u0026quot;the best of Devon on a plate\u0026quot;.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe menu reflects all the tastes of the season, so it changes throughout the year and there\u0026#39;s always something new to try.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.6816,"LocationLongitude":-3.46465,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/04/1364820562.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/exmouth-topsham/the-galley","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/04/1364820562.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Georgian Tea Room","Body":"\u003cp\u003eGeorgian Tea Room \u0026amp; Restaurant is one of those eateries with a loyal TripAdvisor following that grows with every visitor. Its quaint English charm attracts visitors from overseas keen to try a cream tea in true English style and they\u0026rsquo;re never disappointed. The tea room also serves up freshly made sandwiches and homemade cakes (that we\u0026rsquo;re assured are delicious), and the reviews promise a warm welcome and unrushed service.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eNow it would be an injustice to underestimate the cream teas in our description so we\u0026rsquo;ll describe them for you. We\u0026rsquo;re talking warm scones that crumble on the inside, a selection of different flavoured jams to choose from and clotted cream\u0026hellip;and did we mention that they\u0026rsquo;ve been awarded the title of \u0026lsquo;Best in Devon\u0026rsquo; in the past? The coffee lovers don\u0026rsquo;t get forgotten either as there are free top ups for coffees.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u0026nbsp;The tea rooms are housed in a Georgian property surrounded by lawns, and to enjoy a warm day while you tuck in is a highlight of a holiday in Devon. Topsham is a pretty town just outside Exeter and many visit its market on Saturday mornings. We\u0026rsquo;d recommend Georgian Tea Room \u0026amp; Restaurant during a day in this friendly corner of East Devon.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.6857,"LocationLongitude":-3.46696,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/01/cream tea.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/exmouth-topsham/georgian-tea-room","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/01/cream tea.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Les Saveurs at the Seafood Restaurant","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThis is one for fans of Channel 5\u0026rsquo;s Marco Pierre\u0026rsquo;s Kitchen Wars \u0026ndash; Les Saveurs at The Seafood Restaurant won the competition in April 2013 and the owners were titled \u0026lsquo;The Best Restaurant Couple in the UK\u0026rsquo;. The competition focused on how couples work together to serve up great meals, and Olivier and Sheila demonstrated their skills throughout the series and came out on top.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe restaurant also has an AA Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence to its name and prides itself on putting Exmouth\u0026rsquo;s food scene on the map (and the television!). The restaurant enjoys a quiet location in an old fashioned Exmouth backstreet close to the town centre and its new decor makes it the perfect setting for a special meal.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAs much of the restaurant\u0026rsquo;s fish and produce as possible is sourced locally, and the its sophisticated menu will be sure to make a visit one to remember. Dishes include Exmouth mussels, crab and lobster from the county\u0026rsquo;s seas and Lyme Bay Sea Bass.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eOlivier takes time to introduce himself to all diners before they leave whenever possible, so expect the chance to ask him any questions about the menu or let him know what you thought, and this is just the kind of thoughtful touch that makes this restaurant a special one.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":true,"LocationLatitude":50.6188,"LocationLongitude":-3.41346,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/06/salmon.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/exmouth-topsham/les-saveurs-at-the-seafood-restaurant","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/06/salmon.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Otterton Mill","Body":"\u003cp\u003eOtterton Mill sits beside the River Otter in one of the coastal valleys of East Devon. This is the place to catch a glimpse into the Devon of days gone by, when flour milling and bread baking were part of everyday life.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe mill\u0026rsquo;s peaceful setting means it\u0026rsquo;s a relaxing day out and a chance to enjoy history in a beautiful setting, and there are crafts and demonstrations throughout the day too. Visitors can pick up a unique, handmade souvenir in the gift shop, browse local artwork in the gallery or even enjoy live music in this picturesque location.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eOtterton usually mills twice each month, producing 12 tonnes of flour every year. There aren\u0026rsquo;t many places where you can buy a bag of fresh wholemeal flour produced in the way it\u0026rsquo;s been made for more than a thousand years, and Otterton Mill\u0026rsquo;s shop stocks just that.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis attraction is open every day of the week and it hosts regular live events, please check the official website for what\u0026rsquo;s on before you plan your visit. There are often sell-out music nights held at the mill, and tickets include seasonal food and entry to the show.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.6596,"LocationLongitude":-3.30347,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/08/otterton-mill.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/exmouth-topsham/otterton-mill","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/08/otterton-mill.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"A La Ronde","Body":"\u003cp\u003eNow for something completely unexpected- A La Ronde. This 16-sided house is an unmissable family attraction in Exmouth. Built by a pair of eccentric spinsters in the 18th century, A La Ronde is full of surprises both inside and out.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eHave you ever returned from holiday with a whole set of new ideas and plans based on the sights you experienced? A La Ronde was constructed by a pair of cousins after their return from travels around Europe, and judging from its features they saw some pretty remarkable attractions.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe house includes a spectacular gallery completely adorned with more than 25,000 small shells, as well as a feather frieze decoration with the original feathers from native game and birds still visible. The house is an inspiring Exmouth attraction which demonstrates just what we can create with a little imagination and less care for what others think...\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.6424,"LocationLongitude":-3.40933,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/04/1364811217.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/exmouth-topsham/a-la-ronde","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/04/1364811217.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Exmouth Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eExmouth is a large seaside town in East Devon and the popular sandy beach starts at Exmouth harbour and rolls on for two miles of bliss. There\u0026rsquo;s parking nearby and you can pick up a boat trip with Stuart Line Cruises and explore the Jurassic coastline, visit Torquay, Brixham or Sidmouth.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAlthough it gets busy in the summer there\u0026rsquo;s so much room that this beach doesn\u0026rsquo;t feel overcrowded, and there\u0026rsquo;s a dog ban during the summer months. The dunes that back the beach make great spots to curl up with a book and it\u0026rsquo;s not uncommon to come across beachgoers having a sneaky snooze in them on a warm day!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe sands at Exmouth beach are ideal for the little ones to rockpool, and while many visitors are content to unroll the towels and set about relaxing the area\u0026rsquo;s also good for windsurfing. The waters are some of the safest in the region, so this is also a popular place to canoe and enjoy the views from the water.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eExmouth Beach is a great spot for the fishermen amongst you too, and you can choose between beach fishing or boat fishing trips that take you out to the wrecks in the surrounding waters.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.6154,"LocationLongitude":-3.41348,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/06/Exmouth Beach.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/exmouth-topsham/exmouth-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/06/Exmouth Beach.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Dawlish Warren Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eNobody discovers Dawlish Warren Beach and just visits the once, it\u0026rsquo;s one of those resorts that lures its fans back year after year, and TripAdvisor is full of reviews by parents happy to take their own children to it after years of holidays nearby.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe sandy beach is backed by fluffy dunes and the Dawlish Warren Nature Reserve and it stretches for miles in either direction. Dawlish Warren Beach is a Blue Flag Beach, an official sign of clean sands and safe waters \u0026ndash; meaning it\u0026rsquo;s ideal for family beach holidays in Dawlish. With lifeguards keeping a close watch on the beach during the summer, families can enjoy a day in the sun at Dawlish Warren Beach with peace of mind.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe beach is also backed by the Riviera Line - one of Britain\u0026rsquo;s most scenic stretches of railway \u0026ndash; and if you walk along the sea wall chances are you\u0026rsquo;ll be passed by a train emerging from the cliff tunnel. You can walk all the way along the Exe Estuary in one direction or to Dawlish town in the other and this walk is part of the South West Coast Path.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere are free events for all ages held on the beach during summer, including firework displays and children\u0026rsquo;s entertainment. Dogs are welcome as far as groyne 9 throughout the year.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.5985,"LocationLongitude":-3.43979,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/06/Dawlish Warren.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/dawlish/dawlish-warren-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/06/Dawlish Warren.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Branscombe Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026rsquo;ll find Branscombe Beach below the pretty village of Branscombe in Devon, and it\u0026rsquo;s a sleepy spot on the Jurassic Coastline that makes for a gorgeous place to walk. Branscombe is another Exmouth Beach on the spectacular Jurassic coastline. This pretty shingle beach is reached via a winding lane and the views more than make up for the longish walk down to it.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eRegular fishing trips operate from Branscombe Beach, but if you stay behind while your angler goes in search of a catch you\u0026rsquo;ll find rock pools, a picnic area, a restaurant and toilets to help you enjoy this scenic Exmouth beach. The beach has its own car park close by and a shop to provide the perfect picnic too.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eBranscombe beach rolls on for about a mile to Beer Head, and if you walk along to this unspoilt fishing village you\u0026rsquo;ll be rewarded with fantastic views back towards Seaton. Beer is tucked in one of the Devon coast\u0026rsquo;s most sheltered spots, and the Jubilee Gardens on the cliffs make the most of the village\u0026rsquo;s position in a suntrap.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026rsquo;ll be following a path well-trodden by smugglers as you walk between Branscombe Beach and Beer Head too. 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It can seem a shame to go to the cinema on a warm day by the sea, so have the best of both worlds and watch a film in a comfy retro deckchair.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s a licensed bar in the hall too, and the best part is you can choose a single deckchair or make it the perfect date by choosing a double one. If you love local cinema with character this should be top of your list, the deckchair cinema so check its opening times before you go. The Croyde Deckchair Cinema is open most Wednesdays during the school holidays and on Sundays of Bank Holidays, and it\u0026rsquo;s best to book your deckchair in advance as it\u0026rsquo;s always very popular.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere are occasional film showings for seasonal events such as Halloween, and silent films have even been known to be accompanied by live bands to create a film experience you\u0026rsquo;ll never forget. 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The Vue has an impressive fifteen screens, so if you decide to go along at short notice there\u0026rsquo;s bound to be something on that everyone can agree on seeing. The Vue has its own car park at the Barbican Leisure Complex, and there are child and family tickets to take advantage of.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere are special discounted mornings for children on Saturdays and Sundays and every day during school holidays, so if you need a way to keep the little ones entertained until lunchtime they can watch a film for just \u0026pound;1.75. On the other hand, if you fancy keeping it just for the grown ups there are special over 18 screenings so you can enjoy that film you\u0026rsquo;ve been looking forward to without any distraction (unless you sit next to the token noisy eater...).\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eFor an even better experience at Plymouth Vue you can upgrade to a VIP ticket and enjoy a larger seat with the best view in the house. 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There are dozens of climbs to tackle, and they vary in difficulty to make for an interesting day\u0026rsquo;s climbing. The crag is divided into two, High Man and Low Man, and no matter which of them you climb it\u0026rsquo;ll be fantastic. If you head to the back of the tor you\u0026rsquo;ll find a choice of more than 30 impressive routes reaching up to 80 feet in height, so you\u0026rsquo;ll be spoilt for choice at this Dartmoor beauty spot.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eEach of the routes is protected, but keep your eyes open for the visitors that choose the easy way and walk up! It\u0026rsquo;s not possible to see Low Man from the road, but you\u0026rsquo;ll find around 25 routes to choose from, and they range from Severe to the Higher Extremes. 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If you\u0026rsquo;re going to introduce your children to a board for the first time this is a good place to start, so bear Triocean Surf in mind for hiring their equipment.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eTriocean Surf stock wetsuits for hire in adult and children\u0026rsquo;s sizes, so if you fancy trying your hand at surfing as a family the staff will be on hand to get you kitted out. The comfort of their gear can make all the difference to how well they get on with the sport, so it\u0026rsquo;s a good idea to get an expert opinion.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eDepending on the weather you\u0026rsquo;ll find Triocean Surf open throughout the year, and softboard and hardboard surf boards are available for hire. 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It may not be the easiest beach to get to but it\u0026rsquo;s worth it once you do and the surf\u0026rsquo;s pretty good too. The surf is great for newbies to the sport and learners, and there\u0026rsquo;s a notoriously friendly surf school there to make things easier. It\u0026rsquo;s worth turning up to Bantham pretty early and spending the day as the private car park isn\u0026rsquo;t the cheapest and charges per visit.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eBigbury Bay may be shallow and sandy, but its natural topography has it pegged as one of the county\u0026rsquo;s best beaches for surfing. Devon\u0026rsquo;s south coast is more famous for its beauty and climate than its waves, but Bantham is one of the area\u0026rsquo;s finest places to bring your board.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eAlthough privately owned, Bantham\u0026rsquo;s owners try to keep it as natural as they can and it\u0026rsquo;s remained a picturesque haven for wildlife. 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With lifeguards on hand throughout the season it\u0026rsquo;s a very safe beach, although it sees some fantastic waves most visitors will feel safe in its waters.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;re a little rusty on the board or just want to learn you\u0026rsquo;ll find the beach lined with some top class surf schools, and their experienced instructors will have even the most hesitant person on a board. The reviews of each school speak for themselves so check them out before you choose one.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eCroyde has fantastic surf, but it\u0026rsquo;s important to check the tide times as if you arrive when it\u0026rsquo;s going out you won\u0026rsquo;t find much surf. One of Croyde Bay\u0026rsquo;s biggest draws is its friendly atmosphere. You\u0026rsquo;ll find advice is always on hand for the locals and surf outlets, and they know the area well enough to give guidance according to the conditions of the day. 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Dramatic 15\u003csup\u003eth\u003c/sup\u003e century defences guard the remains of Pomeroy family castle, and the remains you can see today are its successor \u0026ndash; the unfinished Seymour castle that was abandoned before completion in the Elizabethan period. Berry Pomeroy was finally left to fall into ruin by the year 1700, and it\u0026rsquo;s since become the site of hundreds of ghostly sightings and strange happenings.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAn audio tour guides visitors around the spectacular ruin, pointing out details that tell how the people who once called Berry Pomeroy home lived. The tour also fills visitors in on some of the site\u0026rsquo;s most famous ghost stories, such as the way it\u0026rsquo;s common for those who take photos during their visit to report temporary camera problems and strange lights on their photographs. 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Woolacombe\u0026rsquo;s sandy bay makes it ideal for every level of surfer, and as the beach is huge there\u0026rsquo;s space for everyone to enjoy their own patch. Peak seasons often see the rolling sands of Woolacombe get more crowded but don\u0026rsquo;t worry, just keep walking south and eventually you\u0026rsquo;ll find a spot where you can get down to surfing without interruption.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWe could say that every surf spot on the north Devon coast is stunning and it\u0026rsquo;d be true, but you\u0026rsquo;ll be imagining yourself out on the waves as soon as you it comes into view. You\u0026rsquo;ll have a panoramic view to help you mentally plan your surf, so the experience is even more exciting than usual. Woolacombe is quite safe \u0026ndash; even for beginners- but be wary of rip currents and avoid the rocks at the north end. 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Dartmouth Castle perches on the Dart Estuary\u0026rsquo;s narrow entrance and the views from its battlements are some of Devon\u0026rsquo;s finest. During the summer you can take a boat trip along the river from Dartmouth\u0026rsquo;s quay and land just a minute\u0026rsquo;s walk from the castle.\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nThe castle is a complex of defences that date back to 1388. The gun tower was added around 100 years later and is the first in the country that was built to mount heavy \u0026lsquo;ship-sinking\u0026rsquo; cannons. The climb to the top may leave you feeling out of breath but the estuary views make it worthwhile. 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The castle stayed in the same family for generations, before their involvement in the War of the Roses led to the head of the family\u0026rsquo;s unfortunate end at the hands of Henry VIII and the castle was abandoned to fall into disrepair. The castle also had a deer park, which was rented out by the crown following the demise of Courtenay.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eNow owned by English Heritage, the ruined castle has long been a favourite with painters, and it\u0026rsquo;s inspired one of Devon\u0026rsquo;s most enduring folk tales. Local lore has it that the castle is haunted by Lady Howard who was said to have murdered all four of her husbands. It\u0026rsquo;s said that she can be seen each night at midnight, travelling from Okehampton to Tavistock in a carriage made of bones with a headless driver. 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The Norman castle looms high above the historic market town, and was built in the traditional motte and bailey style shortly after the Conquest. The castle was probably intended to overawe the Saxon town below, and the stone shell-keep that crowns the mound was built after the rest of the castle.\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\t\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\tThanks to its height, one of Totnes Castle\u0026rsquo;s biggest draws today is the stunning views over Totnes and the River Dart far below. There are more than 70 steep steps to climb up to the castle, and please note that the steps leading up to the keep are uneven. If you don\u0026rsquo;t mind a bit of a clamber and you have time it\u0026rsquo;s well worth taking on the steps up to the castle, and you\u0026rsquo;ll find benches and picnic tables in the Bailey. 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Breaking the tradition of the seaside theatre, it hosts major shows and musicals every year, bringing the biggest characters and most talked about performances to the bay.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe stage was first graced by Tommy Cooper and the comedy legends Morcambe and Wise, and since then it\u0026rsquo;s gone on to present the finest faces of stage and screen. The Princess Theatre has hosted Grease, Chicago, Starlight Express, Derren Brown, That\u0026rsquo;ll Be the Day, Jimmy Carr, David Essex, Jim Davidson, Legally Blonde, Priscilla Queen of the Desert and hundreds more shows.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere are no booking fees for group bookings of ten or more and all patrons can book hospitality packages in advance to make the evening even more special. Oh and how could we forget, the Princess Theatre plays host to the annual Christmas pantomime (oh yes it does...). Breezes restaurant and bar inside the theatre enjoy incredible sea views thanks to its waterside location, so it\u0026rsquo;s worth booking a table for dinner before the show. 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Somebody behind the scenes at the village has a hilarious sense of humour, and half the fun of a visit is spotting the tongue in cheek scenarios, names and fiascos as you wander the sloping grounds.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe 4D cinema adds to the fun, and there\u0026rsquo;s always a seasonal short film to experience before you\u0026rsquo;re let loose on the smaller version of the world. Babbacombe Model Village may be a small kingdom, but it\u0026rsquo;s always up to date \u0026ndash; and this year\u0026rsquo;s newest attraction is the Shard which comes complete with evening illuminations throughout the season. 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The attraction is crammed with rides, animals and characters to make for a whole day of family fun, and there are seasonal events to look out for too. Crealy Great Adventure Park has theme park rides, indoor play areas and farm animals for children of all ages, so no matter how old your brood are they\u0026rsquo;ll discover Devon\u0026rsquo;s fun side.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s always something to watch at the Crealy Show Dome, and the resident animals that live in the Animal Barn love to be visited and held by friendly children. Will you come across newly hatched little chicks, hilarious chipmunks or fluffy rabbits? 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The bone proved that Neanderthals and early humans lived side by side, at least for a time, ending years of scientific doubt and debate. Kents Cavern is suitable for children as there are flat walkways throughout, but it can be slippery in places. 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Watermouth Castle is a Victorian castle filled with engaging displays, fascinating treasures and surrounded by a family theme park and landscaped gardens. The castle\u0026rsquo;s setting overlooking Watermouth Cove means visitors can have a day to remember amidst gorgeous scenery.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eVisitors can let off steam on the rides, meet the residents of Gnome Land, brave the dungeons and enjoy entertainment at this unique family attraction. The underground Water Show Extravaganza is always a first for the park\u0026rsquo;s visitors, and the sight of the fountains, lights and music is perfectly synchronised to make for an unforgettable experience.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eAdventure Land is a magical place where you can water bomb your family with water balloons, try your hand at Crazy Fountain Golf and ride the Spinning Cooking Pot ride. 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Woodlands is the South West\u0026rsquo;s largest family theme park and it has dozens of rides, slides and exciting things to do.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere are outdoor adventures to discover, indoor play areas in case you get a wet day, a zoo farm and much more. There\u0026rsquo;s something for the whole family, although the attraction is especially suitable for younger children. There\u0026rsquo;s one inclusive price for all rides, and the park is divided into themed zones to make planning your visit easy.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Falconry Centre is one of the UK\u0026rsquo;s best, and it presents regular displays of falcon flying and is home to 33 stunning birds of prey. There are more animals to greet in the zoo farm, a Safari Adventure mini crazy golf course and a toddler\u0026rsquo;s play area too. 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The true story depicted by Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson actually happened here in the wilderness of Dartmoor, and you may even catch sight of Benjamin Mee and his children as they go about the daily business of tending their animals.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eClose to Plymouth, the zoo is set in 33 acres of unspoilt woodland and enjoys some of the best views on Dartmoor. Known for its fascinating collection of big cats, the zoo is home to tigers, lions, jaguar, bears monkeys and all kinds of other animals. Animal enrichment sessions mean visitors can watch in awe as the big cats pounce for their meat just as they would in the wild, and the zoo\u0026rsquo;s story means it\u0026rsquo;s one of Devon\u0026rsquo;s most unusual attractions.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s plenty of wide open space to enjoy the zoo in your own time, and children are free to make the most of the outdoors and run free during their visit. 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The zoo prides itself on enclosures that enable visitors the best views of the animals, and the winding, natural layout of the park makes this one of the county\u0026rsquo;s most informal attractions. Those brave enough can even join in the animal handling sessions...would you hold a spider in your hands?\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWho\u0026rsquo;s heard of the foreboding Exmoor beast? Well prepare to come face to face with it, as Exmoor Zoo\u0026rsquo;s many cats include the mysterious black creature often sighted roaming the moor. Other animals include puma, wolves, tapir, sand cats and many more \u0026ndash; and the zoo\u0026rsquo;s carefully planted plants and trees mean it feels as natural as possible even while you wander the park. 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The imposing building is home to a series of exhibitions that change frequently, so the gallery is constantly showcasing a wide range of artwork.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe museum\u0026rsquo;s permanent galleries are home to thousands of fascinating artefacts from around the world, including objects from Africa, Asia and Europe. Find out the secrets behind living and dying in Ancient Egypt, explore the wonders of natural history and learn about what shaped Plymouth into the city it is today. The first floor of the museum houses a stunning decorative art collection, and the China Collection gallery is vibrant space that will catch the eyes of visitors of all ages.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003ePlymouth Museum and Art Gallery hosts regular talks and events throughout the year. Admission to them is free but they are ticketed due to popular demand, call 01752 304774 for tickets to any events. All talks begin at 1.10pm and will last for 45 minutes. 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Those three awards have probably covered everything you need in a great day out, but just in case you\u0026rsquo;re still deciding we\u0026rsquo;ll tell you a little more.\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\t\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\tDocton Mill Gardens are located in north Devon\u0026rsquo;s Hartland, and they\u0026rsquo;re open between March and October so that visitors can enjoy them at their best. The gardens were awarded a gold medal at the Devon County Show and make a relaxed attraction for those who enjoy exploring in their own time.\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\t\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\tDon\u0026rsquo;t miss the river walk bordered by bluebells, wild garlic and narcissi, and enjoy the casual beauty of the wild flower gardens. North Devon attracts those who love being outdoors and close to nature, and Docton Mill is a lovely place to enjoy both.\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\t\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\tThere\u0026rsquo;s an area where visitors can buy plants too, so if you feel like taking a piece of Devon home to your own garden you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to choose from a wide selection. Dogs are welcome throughout the gardens but must remain on short leads, and the attraction is always kept as natural as possible for the feel of a wild garden. 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At Escot Park you\u0026rsquo;ll find all of those things and more, as the owners of the park are careful to add, change and develop as little as possible.\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\t\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\tThis east Devon estate dates all the way back to Normal times, and it\u0026rsquo;s belonged to the Kennaway family for more than two centuries. Today, Escot is as beautiful as it\u0026rsquo;s been for hundreds of years, and it\u0026rsquo;s the perfect family day out. Lose yourselves in the Beech Hedge maze, wander sun dappled woodlands and watch the little ones enjoy the secret playgrounds dotted throughout the park.\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\t\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\tThere\u0026rsquo;s an indoor play barn aimed at small children, and the Coach House Restaurant provides fantastic food for the whole family. Picnics are welcome throughout the grounds if you\u0026rsquo;d rather fill a hamper with your favourites and take your time eating in one of the many picnic areas.\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\t\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\tWe promised all things natural at Escot, so it\u0026rsquo;s only right that you encounter some wildlife during your visit. Look out for the resident otters, wild boar and red squirrels. You\u0026rsquo;ll also come across the odd peacock and guinea fowl that are free to roam the grounds, so expect surprises during your visit. 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The Princess Gardens are a palm-lined promenade that frames the seafront, so a walk along its paths is pretty much compulsory during a holiday in South Devon.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe gardens have changed little over the years, with a fountain at the centre, colourful flower beds, and the Princess Theatre just beside them. Recent months have seen a new arrival in the form of the Torquay Wheel, which means visitors can enjoy a view of Torbay from above and learn more about the town\u0026rsquo;s history while they enjoy the rise. The wheel has given the gardens a new lease of life, becoming one of Torquay\u0026rsquo;s most popular attractions.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eSummer bank holidays often see the gardens lined with continental stalls and the air filled with the smell of crepes, as our friends from France come over to sell their wares. 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Cookworthy Forest enjoys a gorgeous location in the hills of west Devon, and Red Deer can often be spotted at dawn and dusk \u0026ndash; so it\u0026rsquo;s a nice ride for some fresh air and the chance to enjoy the peace and quiet. If you like to keep your eyes peeled for wildlife during a ride you may also spot barn owls and green woodpecker, so this is a special spot for a ride during a visit to Devon.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eOne of the best things about riding in Devon has got to be that you\u0026rsquo;re very likely to come across something unique, and this ride it no exception. Stop off at the Cookworthy Forest Centre and have a look at the traditional roundhouse reconstruction. Cycling is also allowed throughout the forest, so on a sunny day you\u0026rsquo;ll find the tracks and trails play host to many who like to enjoy the fresh air and tranquillity of the area. The Forest Centre is a handy place to start your ride or pause for a rest, as it has toilet facilities (always important during a day out in the country!) as well as a car park for visitors.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eRiders are welcome to de-box in the public car park, which you\u0026rsquo;ll find across the road from the Cookworthy Forest Centre. 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This rugged, windswept landscape has the kind of open spaces that make you want to ride until the world\u0026rsquo;s a blur, and what a place to feel reconnected with nature.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026rsquo;ll find challenging routes at every turn, dramatic scenery and the chance to feel that it\u0026rsquo;s just you, your horse and the elements. Better still, you can enjoy the feeling that your treading the same paths and trails as Dartmoor\u0026rsquo;s forefathers all those centuries ago. Don\u0026rsquo;t be daunted by Dartmoor\u0026rsquo;s size, as it can be divided into sections and each has its own advantages depending on what you\u0026rsquo;re looking for.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;re a first time visitor to the moor or not the most experienced rider then try starting in the south east. The area\u0026rsquo;s gentle slopes make for easy rides, and the scenery is typically beautiful as the rest of the national park. The High Moor in the south west of Dartmoor is perfect for the experienced rider as it showcases the wilderness of the area to its best.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eBe careful to plan your ride so that you avoid the blanket bog in the centre! The northern section of the moor is only recommended for the most experienced of riders, as although exciting and wild much of it is difficult to access and the centre is comprised from a large bog. Also, this area is used for training by the MOD.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eMany of Dartmoor\u0026rsquo;s pubs welcome horse riders, so look out for tie rails and paddocks.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.572,"LocationLongitude":-3.92118,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/05/1368191100.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/dartmoor-country/riding-on-dartmoor","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/05/1368191100.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Riding in Haldon Forest","Body":"\u003cp\u003eHaldon Forest Park near Exeter includes a ten mile network of riding trails that make a great place to get in the saddle and escape from it all with your horse. This unspoilt forest is safe, quiet and scenic and it\u0026rsquo;s ideal for riders of all levels. As well as cycle paths, walking trails and family play areas, the park is also home to a picturesque riding trail that connects with the trails along Buller\u0026rsquo;s Hill too.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe trails include a stretch of a quarter of a mile for galloping, and the forest park is one of those special places that will leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed almost as soon as you discover it. Feel free to bring your dog along to the forest park too, but it\u0026rsquo;s important to stick to the designated riding trails. One of the nice things about riding the Harcombe Riding Trails is that they\u0026rsquo;re constantly worked on by Haldon4Horses, an enthusiastic group who dedicate their time to ensuring that access is easy, signs are clear and all other potential riding issues are kept at bay.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eParking won\u0026rsquo;t be a problem either, Harcombe Riding Trails include their own car park, and riders are welcome to make use of the Harcombe horse box park and access the trails nearby. This car park is free of charge, so please use this one instead of the main pay and display one at Haldon Gateway. 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The ride follows public bridleways and is twenty miles long, and depending on your experience you\u0026rsquo;ll have the opportunity to stretch the ride out further and venture across some fields and streams.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Taw Valley Ride passes through shady woodland, along winding country lanes and between farmer\u0026rsquo;s fields, so it\u0026rsquo;s as relaxing as it is interesting. The views of the River Taw make it well worth tackling this ride, and you\u0026rsquo;ll also pass a mill amidst the many working farms. The ride circles the modest village of Ashreigney which is around 15 miles from Barnstaple and dates back to the Domesday Book, so if you\u0026rsquo;ve an eye for history and love to feel like you\u0026rsquo;ve stepped back in time during a ride this is the one for you.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eMany riders head to Devon to enjoy getting up close to its famous scenery and enjoy the great outdoors with their horse, and this is one of the nicest rides for those who are new to the county as it takes in so much. You\u0026rsquo;ll find several car parks to choose from along the route, so you can pick it up at several points. 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The area is recognised for its beautiful and rare flowers and fauna, and it comes into bloom between spring and September when the three types of heathers become a haze of purple. No matter which time of year you visit for a ride you\u0026rsquo;ll see the ground carpeted with yellow gorses and spectacular views from the high points of the Commons.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Commons make a lovely place to ride for anyone with an eye for nature, as the heaths attract many a rare species such as the Dartford Warbler and numerous orchids. You\u0026rsquo;ll be able to see the historic Woodbury Castle as well as all kinds of prehistoric burial mounds (please make sure you don\u0026rsquo;t ride on these monuments).\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWoodbury Common is a very open riding area, and it\u0026rsquo;s well known for its wet and dry heaths. Please make sure that whilst riding it you stick to the hard tracks to avoid straying in to the areas that have undergone conservation work. As you ride you\u0026rsquo;ll catch the odd glimpse of the cliffs along the coast of Sidmouth and all the way on to Dorset. 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Bigbury is a good choice for kite surfers for many reasons, and it\u0026rsquo;s especially worth a visit in a NW. Make sure you choose the right side of the spit facing the island in this wind direction and you\u0026rsquo;ll be in for an experience.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWatch the spit between Bigbury and Burgh Island at low tide, as you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to launch from either side depending on the direction of the wind. This works best out of season as the area gets incredibly busy during the summer. For the best beach head to Bigbury-On-Sea which is found just to the left of the spit. The beach is a favourite with windsurfers so take care at medium to high tide!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eBigbury is a south facing beach where any SW direction will generate a large swell, and mast high waves aren\u0026rsquo;t an unusual sight. Watch out for the strong current generated in this area by the River Avon, and also the wind shadow found at low tide in a westerly (caused by Burgh Island). Bigbury-On-Sea Beach is found in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and its water sports lure the adrenalin seekers as well as families throughout the year.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eAlthough Bigbury\u0026rsquo;s kite surfing is a big draw, we have to admit that there are also a couple of mouthwatering pubs nearby that always add to its lure! If you head over to Burgh Island the Pilchard Inn is infamous for its food and it\u0026rsquo;s packed with history too. 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It can get very busy during the summer but there is a complete ban on buggying and land boarding. You\u0026rsquo;ll need to make your way from the car park to the beach on foot, and then kites can be pumped up on the sand (make sure you\u0026rsquo;re past the white rock at the HW mark).\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eSaunton Sands is a gorgeous beach, and you\u0026rsquo;ll find it gets very crowded in the summer \u0026ndash; the trick is to keep walking south and often you\u0026rsquo;ll eventually find a stretch of sand all to yourself. With more power than you\u0026rsquo;ll find at Westward Ho!, Saunton has a brilliant wave for kite surfing. The waves don\u0026rsquo;t lose power as the water is deeper off the beach.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s always space in the water and for launching and landing, and Saunton Sands works from south to north winds. 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The last decade has seen kite surfing fever build in Exmouth, and more and more riders are realising the estuary\u0026rsquo;s great potential.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Exe Estuary starts just to the south of Exeter and runs for nearly eight miles, and the marina is a favourite spot for water sports. Exmouth has fantastic conditions for making the most of the water, and it\u0026rsquo;s also popular for diving, sailing, wind surfing, kayaking and much more. The area affectionately known as the Duck Pond is one of the Exe Estuary\u0026rsquo;s best kept secrets. It offers a huge sailing area at high tide, and you can be reassured that you\u0026rsquo;ll probably be in your depth when you come off the board.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026rsquo;ll usually find plenty of parking along the water front but at peak times be prepared to park in one of the overflow car parks just a couple of minutes away from the water. 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The thatched building and warm welcome mean visitors enjoy fine dining in a cosy, relaxing atmosphere.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Masons Arms has all the charms of an historic village local (which it still is by the way) and attracts foodies eager to sample its fine dining as well as those just looking for a quiet drink by the fire. Regulars and their dogs sit back and relax after a busy day, and the warm lounge area is always full of diners sampling Devon\u0026rsquo;s produce from an impressive Michelin star menu.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWash down an award-winning meal with real ale or take advantage of the champagne served by the glass to add a chic touch to your evening. 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Wide open fields lead to far-reaching views, and visitors can meet and greet the donkeys in their own time and get to know more about the work of the dedicated volunteers.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe donkeys love nothing more than to be made a fuss of by visitors, and one of the nicest things about visiting is that children and adults can enjoy a cuddle with some of the rescued residents. The sanctuary is open every day of the year and dogs are more than welcome to visit too. If you sponsor one of the donkeys you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to find your own one and ask the volunteers all about how it\u0026rsquo;s getting on, and daily talks at 11.30am and 3pm mean all visitors can learn about the donkeys and their pasts.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIt\u0026rsquo;s the public who support the Donkey Sanctuary, and its volunteers believe that they should be able to spend as much time as they want to enjoying the company of the rescue donkeys, so this is an unrushed and relaxing day out for the whole family. 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A large part of the walk follows the sea wall along just above the beach, and with the railway line running right beside the wall one of the nicest parts of this route is waving to passing passengers as one flits past. It\u0026rsquo;s an ideas to catch a train the one stop back from Dawlish Warren \u0026ndash; if only for the views!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe path is flat all the way to Dawlish Warren, and if you finish the walk when you reach the nature reserve you\u0026rsquo;ll have covered three miles. This walk is one the whole family can do, and you\u0026rsquo;ll pass cafes and places to rest along the way. 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There\u0026rsquo;s a short walk from the Fingle Bridge car park on Dartmoor that\u0026rsquo;s just under four miles long, and it has it all. You\u0026rsquo;ll have the feeling of discovering a new side of Dartmoor as the Teign Valley is one of its most unspoilt areas, and you\u0026rsquo;ll find yourself flanked by wooded valley on one side and a rugged high moor on the other.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026rsquo;ll be able to choose which side of the river to walk along, and the side of the car park is the prettier one for views but does include some quite steep slopes. There\u0026rsquo;s also the opportunity to veer off to the left during this walk (from the junction on Hunter\u0026rsquo;s Path) and see Castle Drogo. If you continue on the path you\u0026rsquo;ll reach Sharp Tor. 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The tor is easy to access via road and there are several car parks nearby to choose from. If you start in the first car park after passing Haytor village you can cross the road opposite and start to follow the path on the other side. Visitors are free to climb Hay Tor is they fancy it, but the hand rails are no longer there as they were objected to by some and eventually rusted!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWhen you come to a fork in the road, follow the disused tramway and you\u0026rsquo;ll soon come to one of the routes most interesting sights. You\u0026rsquo;ll be able to see ancient hut circles still visible. Thought to be the homes of Dartmoor\u0026rsquo;s earliest farmers, hut circles dot the moor and have fascinated archaeologists for decades.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe path continues through this site to Holwell Tor is often overlooked in the shadow of the looming Hay Tor, but just half a mile away it\u0026rsquo;s also extremely picturesque. 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The earliest record of this piece of Dartmoor history is 1655, and although it\u0026rsquo;s not the only one of its kind on Dartmoor it\u0026rsquo;s one of the largest. In spite of its grand age, more than 800 vehicles pass over it every hour, so don\u0026rsquo;t be fooled by its delicate appearance.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere are all kinds of short walks starting from and including the Postbridge, but many choose to walk over Lakehead Hill and Bellever Tor to Dunnabridge Pound, returning via Laughter Tor. This walk is just over six miles, and you\u0026rsquo;ll pass tors, stone rows, cairn circles and more. Don\u0026rsquo;t worry if you don\u0026rsquo;t fancy a six mile journey - you can always return the way you came after visiting Bellever Tor.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you start the walk at the Postbridge bus stop and follow the B3212 until you reach the road to Bellever. 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Ok so summer\u0026rsquo;s gone, but autumn means reopening the cookery books and serving up hearty meals to keep warm, and this friendly festival is just the place to inspire budding cooks.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe festival runs for two days each year and attracts the biggest names on the celebrity chef scene. The Dartmouth Food Festival sees the fishing port taken over by stand after stand laden with local foods, and the smell of fresh fish, hot pies and cider fill the air. There\u0026rsquo;s plenty of opportunity to indulge in free samples, and if you\u0026rsquo;re staying in self catering accommodation you\u0026rsquo;ll have a great excuse to stock up on ingredients and treats.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere are cookery demonstrations by local and celebrity chefs, so if you\u0026rsquo;re a bit unsure about how to use some of the produce once back at home you\u0026rsquo;ll leave with some new skills and tips to impress your family. 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Each bonfire night sees thousands gather in the small town of Ottery St Mary to watch locals run through the streets carrying flaming barrels of tar on their backs. Still feeling bemused? We don\u0026rsquo;t blame you a bit. This spectacle has snowballed in the last few years after making headlines around the world, and now the crowds are bigger than ever.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe tradition of burning barrels in Devon goes back hundreds of years, although nobody knows quite when it started. What we do know is, the thrills of this event have made it world-famous, and it gets bigger every year.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you fancy braving the tar barrel ritual we strongly advise you to arrive early to ensure a parking space in one of the two main car parks. It\u0026rsquo;s \u0026pound;10 per car in both of them, and there is strictly no parking on any of the town\u0026rsquo;s roads as they\u0026rsquo;ll be closed for the event. 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This is a great route to try in the winter months or spring, as when other more rural sections of the path can be muddy and wet this one will be passable.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe walk is 4.5 miles long, and apart from one steady climb and several steps there are no obstacles along the way. The walk starts at Torquay harbour, on the Strand and follow the route through some of Torquay\u0026rsquo;s most affluent areas to the ever-peaceful Meadfoot Beach. The nice thing about this route is that you\u0026rsquo;ll feel miles from anywhere in places yet it\u0026rsquo;s not the longest of coastal walks. If you have time, it\u0026rsquo;s worth taking time out as you pass Kent\u0026rsquo;s Cavern to explore the prehistoric underground caves, as they make a fascinating visit for all ages.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eLook out for Ilsham Valley as you continue, this may now be home to the wealthiest of Torquay\u0026rsquo;s residents but it dates back so far it\u0026rsquo;s mentioned in the Domesday Book. From Meadfoot Beach you can follow the South West Coast Path back to the harbour. You should be able to see the whole of Tor Bay from Meadfoot, including Berry Head at the tip of Brixham to your right. 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At just over ten miles it\u0026rsquo;s a fair old wander, but if you love a long walk through gorgeous scenery with plenty to see you\u0026rsquo;ll never want it to end. \u0026nbsp;The walk\u0026rsquo;s difficulty grading is easy too, so although lengthy it shouldn\u0026rsquo;t be too challenging.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eFollow the path from Torcross to Slapton Ley and watch the scenery change around you as you near Dartmouth. The stroll along from Torcross is very even so you\u0026rsquo;ll find the walk has an easy start, and the nice thing is the journey takes you through woodland, open fields and along the coast. You\u0026rsquo;ll find plenty to see and do when you reach Dartmouth too, as the historic town has a fascinating naval past.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe beach at Blackpool Sands makes a nice point for a pit stop, as you\u0026rsquo;ll find a cafe that\u0026rsquo;s open all summer and a pub nearby. 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The eleven mile walk begins in Westward Ho, a village which got its name from the Charles Kingsley novel of 1855. The novel led to such demand for seaside holidays during the Victorian era that work began on creating the village to help people enjoy its beaches.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eClovelly, at the end of the journey isn\u0026rsquo;t your usual village either, as it\u0026rsquo;s privately owned by those who live there and there is a small charge to enter. Anyway, back to the walk...this section of the South West Coast Path passes through ancient woodland, right along sandy beaches and through pretty villages, so it really has it all.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis walk is a bit of a challenge as it includes several hilly areas and rocky beaches, but it\u0026rsquo;s well sign posted and includes two of the region\u0026rsquo;s most popular destinations. Look out for Peppercombe Beach which you\u0026rsquo;ll usually have all to yourself, as it\u0026rsquo;s a great example of a secluded Devon spot. If you\u0026rsquo;re taking a picnic for your walk this is probably the best spot to sit and enjoy it, as how often is it that you enjoy a private beach?\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAfter leaving the beach you\u0026rsquo;ll soon pass through Worthygate Woods, a gorgeous area that provides welcome shade on a hot summer\u0026rsquo;s day. 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The fifteen miles that connect the two resorts may be easier tackled over two days or several walks, but much of the walk is very easy.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eMany home in on this walk for its significant wildlife and points of geological interest, and a great deal of it is owned by the National Trust. With a difficulty rating of moderate, this walk covers lots of exhilarating cliff top sections \u0026ndash; and the views include the windswept Lundy Island and even the coast of Wales. The best place to stop and enjoy the views is at Baggy Point, also a popular spot with climbers.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eOther highlights of this walk include the carpets of flowers around Woolacombe (thanks to grazing rabbits), a memorial to Tarka the Otter author Henry Williamson and the chance to pause and watch the surfers having fun at Croyde Bay. The route also forms part of the Tarka the Otter Trail, which follows the journey of the fictional otter from Williamson\u0026rsquo;s ever-popular book.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you don\u0026rsquo;t fancy completing the whole walk you can always stop at Croyde and then turn back, which makes a six mile journey. You\u0026rsquo;ll find facilities and refreshments at Croyde Bay and Putsborough Sands along the way. 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If you fancy a walk that gets you out on the coast and has plenty of opportunity to take in Devon\u0026rsquo;s famous seascapes then this is the one, and it follows a scenic cliff top path. If you don\u0026rsquo;t have much of a head for heights then this may not be the best route for you, but if you love nothing more than a bird\u0026rsquo;s eye view and a sea breeze then you\u0026rsquo;re good to go!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eStart the walk in the pretty village of Croyde and enjoy passing Baggy Point (one of the area\u0026rsquo;s top climbing spots) and the seemingly endless Woolacombe Sands. This walk follows part of the South West Coast Path and part of the Tarka Trail, so it\u0026rsquo;s well-trodden and easy to follow the route. 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If you start at the Dawlish Warren Nature Reserve and make your way through the dunes on to the sand you can follow the beach around to the Exmouth water taxi point. The ferry travels from Exmouth regularly, so if you want to pop over the water and have a look around you can be there in minutes.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eDawlish Warren Nature Reserve is a 500 acre landscape and a Site of Special Scientific Interest, and you\u0026rsquo;ll see that it runs behind much of the beach. Keep an eye out for the fences that separate the reserve from the beach as visitors are asked not to enter the nature reserve (so as not to disturb the nesting birds and other wildlife).\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe beach rolls on for mile after mile until it reaches the Exe Estuary, so it\u0026rsquo;s a great choice for a family walk. 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The beach has everything you need to enjoy a day of doing nothing in particular on the sand (such as toilets, shops and cafes nearby) as well as the opportunity to have a go at all kinds of water sports.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe beach is a mixture of sand and shingle that slopes gently to the river estuary, and thanks to its sheltered position it\u0026rsquo;s a great one for a walk out of season as well as a popular spot during the summer period. There\u0026rsquo;s a car park, and if you want to pop across the water to Teignmouth you can take the oldest passenger ferry in the country.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe position of the sands means Shaldon Beach lends itself to some exciting pastimes as well as just enjoying the views, and they include fishing, canoeing, swimming and sailing. 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The 3-mile walk between Croyde and Saunton offers fantastic views, especially over Croyde Bay.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe walk starts in the centre of Croyde Village and finishes in Saunton, passing Saunton Court. For the most part the walk is easygoing, but there is a fairly steep climb at the start as you leave Croyde \u0026ndash; however the views are well worth it!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe 3 mile walk from Croyde to Saunton is a lovely way to discover the nearby town and its famous golden sands. This country walk is well sign- posted and crosses open pastures and sloping fields from the centre of Croyde village to Saunton.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAlthough there are one or two fairly steep climbs in this Croyde walk it offers some fantastic views over Croyde Bay, perfect for getting that unforgettable holiday photograph. 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There are a couple of steep spots during this walk, but a shorter version can be completed by heading back to Croyde from Saunton Sands instead of continuing.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe highlight of this walk, as with so many of the Croyde walks, is its views, and they include Baggy Point, Saunton Sands and Braunton Burrows. Most of the walk is coastal, although it does veer inland at times for some variation. 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With old favourites on the menu such as doorstep sandwiches and homemade lemonade, The Cream Tea Cafe is the perfect way to enjoy lunch during a stay in north Devon.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe cafe sits in a quiet little street in the centre of the town, and if you fancy taking some time out during a busy day shopping and getting to know the area then pop in and take the weight off your feet. All cakes and scones are baked from scratch on the premises, so you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to enjoy that \u0026lsquo;fresh from the oven\u0026rsquo; taste that\u0026rsquo;s hard to find these days.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAs the name suggests, this is one of the many places to sample a traditional Devon cream tea during a stay in the area, and it has the feel of a real English tea shop. 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After a day beside the sea or enjoying the activities and entertainment on Paignton Green, The Inn on the Green is ideally situated to enjoy a meal or drink within a stone\u0026rsquo;s throw from the shore.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Inn on the Green is conveniently located close to Paignton seafront and green, and this friendly pub is the perfect place to unwind after a day out in the fresh sea air. 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Keep your eyes open for the Valley of Rocks goats, which were noted in the Domesday Book, and please make sure that you close all gates behind you to keep them safe.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":51.2314,"LocationLongitude":-3.83091,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/12/coast-path.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/lynton-lynmouth/lynton-and-the-valley-of-rocks","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/12/coast-path.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Crock Point","Body":"\u003cp\u003eA Lynton and Lynmouth walk along the South West Coast Path, this walk starts from Lee Abbey car park and is 3 miles long. The walk is circular, covers easy terrain and avoids steep hills. Birdwatchers will do well to take their binoculars along for this walk, as the coastal section often includes sightings of guillemots, razorbill and even falcons.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Bonhill Wood section of the walk is also rich with bird life, and walkers can hope to see the occasional woodpecker, as well as redstarts and wood warblers. Please note, there aren\u0026rsquo;t many toilet facilities along the way so use the ones in the car park when you start the walk!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":51.2295,"LocationLongitude":-3.83999,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/alan.taylor/2013/08/Dawlish Warren Nature Reserve.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/lynton-lynmouth/crock-point","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/alan.taylor/2013/08/Dawlish Warren Nature Reserve.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Wester Wood","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe Wester Wood route is a fairly easy Lynmouth walk. This 3 mile trail mostly sticks to quiet footpaths and country lanes but includes the odd climb and descent along the way. It\u0026rsquo;s worth noting that this isn\u0026rsquo;t a great walk for those who struggle with heights, as some parts of it follow very narrow paths with sharp sea drops below.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis walk starts on the right hand layby near Countisbury Hill on the A29. Walkers will need to cross the road and find the path opposite that links to the South West Coast Path to start the walk. I