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{"LocationDetails":{"Id":78,"Name":"North Devon","Description":"\u003ch1\u003eOur guide to North Devon holiday cottages\u003c/h1\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eNorth Devon holidays are the ones for those of you who like the path less travelled, who like your coastline rugged and unspoilt and who love a holiday where no two days are ever the same. To the adventurers, the ramblers and the energetic, the region is a wide open playground where you can expect a warm welcome and plenty of opportunity to experience Devon life in all its glory.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eExmoor National Park is one of the county\u0026rsquo;s most unspoilt landscapes, and if it\u0026rsquo;s been too long since you walked the dog somewhere beautiful then it\u0026rsquo;s the perfect setting for some serious wandering. One of the things we love about North Devon is it\u0026rsquo;s as much about the places you stumble upon as it is the places you plan to visit.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere are countless hidden little coves that\u0026rsquo;ll make you feel like the first to discover them, and if you fancy some real time out with your family there\u0026rsquo;s plenty of opportunity to escape the crowds and just see where you end up.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eSpeaking of family holidays, the region\u0026rsquo;s the perfect place to try something new, so just round up the kids, step outside and take your pick. You name it there\u0026rsquo;s a place to do it, and that includes coasteering, climbing, surfing (of course), cycling and fishing.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eNow, on the North Devon coastline they\u0026rsquo;re only serious about one thing \u0026ndash; surfing. Beaches such as Woolacombe, Saunton and Braunton are so renowned for their surf they have half the staff of our office travelling to them after work on summer evenings \u0026ndash; and they\u0026rsquo;re lined with professional surf schools to help those of you who\u0026rsquo;ve never had the pleasure get going safely.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eMany of them promise to have you standing on the board within two hours too, so don\u0026rsquo;t panic if you\u0026rsquo;re only visiting for a short break \u0026ndash; they\u0026rsquo;ll have you out on the waves like a local in no time.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Alias":"north-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":"North Devon Beer Festival","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe North Devon Beer Festival takes place in Barnstaple each May, and with all beers supplied by local microbreweries it\u0026rsquo;s a popular way to sample the very best of north Devon\u0026rsquo;s beers and ciders (well when in Rome\u0026hellip;). Don\u0026rsquo;t worry if you\u0026rsquo;re no expert on beers and ales, there\u0026rsquo;s always a selection of locally produced food to enjoy as well as live music so it\u0026rsquo;s a great day out for all.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe event is free to enter, so you can choose to browse at your leisure and have a wander around, and if you do decide to try one of the many beers you can buy a wristband and pick your favourite. The choice may be a tricky one though, as there are always more than 30 locally brewed ales and beers to try, and that\u0026rsquo;s before the range of ciders. Whether you enjoy the festival with friends or pop by to soak up the atmosphere and sample the food as a family, the North Devon Beer Festival is one of the friendliest events in north Devon.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eHeld at Barnstaple\u0026rsquo;s Pannier Market, the festival is a relaxed day out and always attracts an eclectic crowd from all walks of life. There\u0026rsquo;s always live entertainment to add to the fun, and we guarantee you\u0026rsquo;ll end up staying for far longer than you planned to.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":51.0782,"LocationLongitude":-4.0579,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/05/1368609558.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/bideford-barnstaple/north-devon-beer-festival","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/05/1368609558.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Croyde Deckchair Cinema","Body":"\u003cp\u003eDescribed by one reviewer as \u0026ldquo;so quaint it hurts\u0026rdquo;, the Croyde Deckchair Cinema in the village hall never fails to delight visitors. 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. The village hall is accessible for disabled visitors and includes a disabled loo to make things even easier. For more information and to reserve your deckchair call the hall on 07583 204601.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":51.131,"LocationLongitude":-4.22482,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/05/1368198873.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/croyde/croyde-deckchair-cinema","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/05/1368198873.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Exmoor National Park","Body":"\u003cp\u003eOnce an ancient royal hunting forest, Exmoor has a foot in both north Devon and Somerset and includes 267 square miles of national park. The park is home to several Sites of Special Scientific Interest thanks to their flora and fauna, so it\u0026rsquo;s the perfect hiking ground for anyone who loves nature.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eExmoor may be very pretty, but its terrain is still ideal for an invigorating walk during any season. With more than 1000km of public footpaths and bridleways that seem to venture through every type of landscape walking is a great way to get close to the area\u0026rsquo;s history and wildlife. There are also guided walks available throughout Exmoor, so if you don\u0026rsquo;t want to miss anything you can have an expert on hand to point out some of its most impressive sights.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;re after long distance trails to really make the most of Exmoor, choose from The Coleridge Way, the Exe Valley Way and many more. The Coleridge Way follows the footsteps of the great Coleridge, and you\u0026rsquo;ll pass some of the scenery that inspired his most treasured works. The Exe Valley Way is 45 miles long and follows the Exe Estuary. This is ideal for those who like to pass through the odd town or city as they walk, as it cuts through Exeter, Tiverton and one or two other urban areas.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you just want to hike Exmoor for a day you can form circular routes and shorter walks using the path network, so it\u0026rsquo;s a flexible landscape for hikers.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":51.1667,"LocationLongitude":-3.75,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/04/1364805675.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/exmoor-country/exmoor-national-park","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/04/1364805675.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The BIG Sheep","Body":"\u003cp\u003eDiscover Devon\u0026rsquo;s quirky side and meet some of its friendliest animals at The BIG Sheep. One of the highlights of this family day out is the hilarious sheep racing, where visitors place their bets and watch as six sheep strive for glory, complete with miniature sheep riders (as you do). There\u0026rsquo;s even a special currency available called the Ewe Ro so you can place your bets in style.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe BIG Sheep also includes rides, trampolines and another favourite \u0026ndash; the chance to bottle feed the new lambs between April and October. Aside from being a unique experience for children, lamb feeding is also a fantastic photo opportunity for mum and dad. Be warned though, some of the lambs can be greedy little things. The feeding sessions take place at 12.30 and 4.30pm.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe BIG Sheep is one of the South West\u0026rsquo;s most hands on attractions, and eager children can also have a go at driving a tractor truck for themselves, they\u0026rsquo;ll even be given a free certificate to show their friends how well they did. The BIG Sheep also hosts seasonal events, such as an Easter egg hunt, so check what\u0026rsquo;s on when you plan your visit. It\u0026rsquo;s best to visit between April and October as there are very few animals onsite during the winter months.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":51.0157,"LocationLongitude":-4.24423,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/05/new racing pic.JPG/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/bideford-barnstaple/the-big-sheep","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/05/new racing pic.JPG/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Extreme Coasteering","Body":"\u003cp\u003eCoasteering is a great way to make the most of a holiday in Devon, and with such a scenic coastline it\u0026rsquo;s a brilliant way to seek some thrills and get to grips (literally!) with the landscape. Extreme Coasteering have trained lifeguards and instructors who will ensure that you have an unforgettable experience in safety.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eFollow the qualified team on a daring coastal route that will give you the opportunity to clamber, swim, enter caves and freefall your way through a fantastic day! The specialist instructors think of everything, and they\u0026rsquo;ll even capture your journey with advanced cameras and upload images to Facebook \u0026ndash; so all you have to do is share the pictures of you and your friends to show everyone just how brave you really are.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eTailored sessions can be arranged to meet the needs of your party, and discounts are available for large parties. Choose between a session in north Devon or south Devon, as Extreme Coasteering operate sessions for locations across each. North Devon sessions include Croyde Bay, Woolacombe, Ilfracombe and a mysterious secret location...while in south Devon you\u0026rsquo;ll have the choice of Anstey\u0026rsquo;s Cove or Meadfoot Beach. You\u0026rsquo;ll encounter some of the most breathtaking jumps in the county on these routes, and they\u0026rsquo;re only available with Extreme Coasteering.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026rsquo;ll receive full safety equipment and brand new wetsuits, helmets and buoyancy aids \u0026ndash; and you can even buy Extreme Coasteering clothing from a new range to remember your achievement long after the holiday. Good luck!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":51.1182,"LocationLongitude":-4.22058,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/05/1368184833.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/north-devon/extreme-coasteering","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/05/1368184833.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Rock Climbing at Baggy Point","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThis towering Croyde headland is something of a natural celebrity on the climbing scene, and it\u0026rsquo;s the most popular climbing spot on Devon\u0026rsquo;s coast. The impressive crag looms high above the crashing Atlantic and reaches up to 300 feet in some parts, and there are nearly 60 different routes to climb in various grades.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere are more routes towards VS and upwards, but they\u0026rsquo;re quite safe although sometimes sparsely protected. Keep your eye on the tide whilst climbing Baggy Point, and try to climb it on a sunny day for the best possible experience. Comprised of huge slabs and diagonal shale bands, Baggy Point\u0026rsquo;s Long Rock Slab is its prize feature, and it\u0026rsquo;s now dotted with slanting breaks, corners and cracks.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe 70 degree climbing to be tackled at Baggy Point covers every grade. You\u0026rsquo;ll find more features to the north of Long Rock Slab and the enormous Baggy Hole, such as Cheesegrater Cliff, Concrete Wall and Scrattling Zawn. Scrattling Zawn contains handy sections divided into easy crack climbs \u0026ndash; including the 1890s route Scrattling Crack. Baggy Point is a climber\u0026rsquo;s dream, and it\u0026rsquo;ll lure you back for a new climb time and again.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIt\u0026rsquo;s not the climbing that attracts visitors to Baggy Point. The headland is also a favourite with coastal walkers, surfers and just those who want to admire the exhilarating view. There\u0026rsquo;s al easy access park from the car park, so people of all abilities can reach the headland.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":51.1355,"LocationLongitude":-4.24426,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/05/1368178787.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/croyde/rock-climbing-at-baggy-point","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/05/1368178787.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"h2 Outdoor","Body":"\u003cp\u003eAre you one of those people who see rocks and feels the urge to climb them? Or can\u0026rsquo;t walk past water without getting wet? If this is you, h2 Outdoor is a fantastic chance to be safely guided on a thrill-seeking coastal adventure. Qualified instructors guide each group through a sheltered stretch of coastline, and getting wet and involved is the name of the game. This adventure includes bouldering both in the water and above it, so expect a day you won\u0026rsquo;t be forgetting in a hurry.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026rsquo;ll be hard pushed to find an activity that takes you closer to the coast than coasteering \u0026ndash; you\u0026rsquo;ll clamber, climb and swim your way along before being greeted by the next set of challenges around the corner. Aside from the adrenalin rushes, you\u0026rsquo;ll also see concealed rock pools, aquatic wildlife and secluded beaches as you go, so coasteering is a fab way to see a different side of the coastline.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eh2 Outdoor will supply all safety equipment, and you\u0026rsquo;ll be reassured by the fully qualified instructor every step of the way. Follow the breathtaking route along the infamous Baggy Point, one of the most dramatic coasteering locations in the country. The area is packed with diverse terrain to keep you on your toes, mysterious sea caves and fascinating rock formations. See a beautiful stretch of coastline in a way you never have before, and challenge yourself to try something new during your holiday in Devon with h2 Outdoor. Prices start from \u0026pound;30 per person based on a group of at least four.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":51.1734,"LocationLongitude":-4.19925,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/06/climber.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/woolacombe/h2-outdoor","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/06/climber.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Climbing at Compass Point ","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe Culm Coast is a 20 mile stretch of crenulated coastline found in north Devon and Cornwall, and Compass Point near Bude is one of its most popular climbs. Those who tackle the high-angled slabs of this jutting prow will be climbing the routes that have been used since the first days of exploration along this stretch of coastline.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eCompass Point is one of the Culm Coast\u0026rsquo;s busiest climbing venues thanks to its location close to Bude\u0026rsquo;s large sandy beach and the rock\u0026rsquo;s ability to dry out quickly. The routes are also great quality, so it\u0026rsquo;s little wonder the slabs have withstood the tests of time and continue to attract climbers. The many climbs at Compass Point are extremely sustained and on the right side of vertical, and although much of the rock is solid it\u0026rsquo;s important to approach the top ridge with caution. Most climbs finish at the ridge, and although it\u0026rsquo;s been generally stable recently the years have known it to be occasionally unstable.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eCompass Point is one of the easiest venues to access on the Culm Coast, and although high tide places some of the starts of the landward routes underwater, they\u0026rsquo;re quick to dry out. The approach walk is around ten minutes, and there are six routes to choose from at Compass Point. Compass Point routes include Snapping Bubblies, Crimptyphon, Detroit, Chicago, Easter Risings and Every Rose has a Thorn.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.8278,"LocationLongitude":-4.55809,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/05/1368179154.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/bude/climbing-at-compass-point","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/05/1368179154.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Climbing at Lower Sharpnose Point","Body":"\u003cp\u003e\r\n\t\u003cstyle type=\"text/css\"\u003e\r\n\u003c!--\r\n\t\t@page { margin: 2cm }\r\n\t\tP { margin-bottom: 0.21cm; direction: ltr; color: #000000; widows: 2; orphans: 2 }\r\n\t\tP.western { so-language: en-GB }\r\n\t--\u003e\t\u003c/style\u003e\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eLower Sharpnose Point is one of Devon\u0026rsquo;s major climbing venues, and the jutting fins of rock that poke out towards the Atlantic look a little unstable to say the least! Don\u0026rsquo;t be put off though, this unusual crag is solid (despite its unique appearance) and great fun, and the routes are straightforward ones for their grades.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe long thin fins of Lower Sharpnose Point face north and south, and this crag needs an abseil approach. Climbers should bear in mind that access is tidal, so if you dawdle too long at the bottom at the wrong time you\u0026rsquo;ll be guaranteed wet feet. One of the best things about Lower Sharponose Point is its fantastic collection of hard face and crack climbs up to 150ft, with some challenging 30ft testpieces for those who find themselves struggling.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere are quite a few three-star routes to choose from, including The Smile (E1 5b), Pacemaker (E5 6a) and Coronary Country (E6 6b). This should be a straightforward spot to climb for the fit and experienced, but it\u0026rsquo;s worth noting that the less trodden routes on Lower Sharpnose Point can be a bit dusty.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026rsquo;ll find Lower Sharpnose Point 3.9 miles away from the centre of Bude, and you\u0026rsquo;ll find it has a tranquil atmosphere on a sunny day that softens its intimidating appearance. 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If you\u0026rsquo;re a first timer and need to build your confidence steadily they\u0026rsquo;ll be happy to tailor you a session at your pace, and if you\u0026rsquo;re completely at ease in the waves and on the rocks you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to push your limits in safety. The jumps range from around six feet high right up to twenty, so you\u0026rsquo;ll be in your comfort zone throughout the experience.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe instructors know this stunning stretch of the north Devon coastline like the back of their hands, and just to prove their confidence in the routes they\u0026rsquo;ll even jump first! You\u0026rsquo;ll be provided with high quality safety equipment and wetsuits to keep you comfortable along the way, and if you don\u0026rsquo;t want to jump or tackle any stages you\u0026rsquo;ll have the option of scrambling on to the next one. Point Break are a great company for the first time coasteering session, and it\u0026rsquo;ll test your nerves at every step.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026rsquo;ll not only have a great time, but coasteering is a way to admire Devon\u0026rsquo;s coastline that you\u0026rsquo;ll never forget, and trust us - it\u0026rsquo;s gorgeous.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":51.0922,"LocationLongitude":-4.12975,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/05/1368195209.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/croyde/coasteering-with-point-breaks","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/05/1368195209.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Ultimate Adventure Centre","Body":"\u003cp\u003eLet the Ultimate Adventure Centre get your heart racing with a spot of extreme coasteering along north Devon\u0026rsquo;s beautiful coast. Test your physical limits and have a great time with turbulent sea swims, sea caves and progressive jumps. Your route will be chosen carefully to suit your ability, so although you\u0026rsquo;ll have lots of fun with plenty of thrills you\u0026rsquo;ll feel completely safe throughout your experience.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Ultimate Adventure Centre is one of the longest running in Devon, and its instructors have the local knowledge to make sure you get the best from your time in (and above!) the waves. Because they run trips in a number of different locations the Ultimate Adventure Centre ensure that trips operate in almost all weathers, so disappointment is rare. The coasteering sessions are suitable for any adventurers aged ten and over who can swim a distance of twenty five metres.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWe know that planning each day of your holiday before you arrive can be tricky, so if you don\u0026rsquo;t get time to arrange your visit why not go along for an open session? Open sessions operate throughout the season from March until September\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":51.0173,"LocationLongitude":-4.24203,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2018/02/Ultimate Assault Photo.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/bideford-barnstaple/the-ultimate-adventure-centre","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2018/02/Ultimate Assault Photo.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"North Devon Falconry","Body":"\u003cp\u003eHere\u0026rsquo;s an idea for an unforgettable experience, spend a whole day hunting with Harris hawks, handle them for yourself and enjoy a swish lunch at a local restaurant. A day package for the North Devon Falconry includes all of the above and more, all under the watchful eye of a falconer. You\u0026rsquo;ll start your day with a brief lesson on how to handle the hawks, before interacting with her as she faces the challenges of hunting before your eyes.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eChoose from a half day or a full day experience and then enjoy the once in a lifetime moment when a soaring bird of prey lands on your hand. A day at North Devon Falconry is one you\u0026rsquo;ll never forget, and the Harris hawk is one of the easiest birds to train and handle so it\u0026rsquo;s a suitable experience for all ages.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe experiences can even be adjusted and planned to meet specific needs, so get in touch and let them falconers know what you\u0026rsquo;re after before booking if you\u0026rsquo;re unsure. Children under 16 can take part for half price, so the experiences are popular gifts too. 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Baggy Point offers great shelter from SW-S wind and there\u0026rsquo;s a rip along the cliff that\u0026rsquo;s a great help when it\u0026rsquo;s big. Putsborough suits surfers of every ability and has an easterly offshore wind direction and a westerly swell direction.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003ePutsborough is one of the area\u0026rsquo;s most relaxing places for a surf, and it only gets really busy when it\u0026rsquo;s not surfable at the more popular beaches nearby, so check out the conditions for all of them before choosing.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eAs this spot is sheltered by huge headland it\u0026rsquo;s often still good for a surf even if the wind picks up and blows out the area\u0026rsquo;s other beaches. The waves really pick up as the tide pushes in and they\u0026rsquo;re fantastic towards high tide (just look out for the rocks). 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Out in the waves you\u0026rsquo;ll find long slow walls making it an ideal spot for those new to surfing. Sheltered from NW-N winds, the surf is a popular choice with those who aren\u0026rsquo;t too experienced.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe beach rolls on for three and a half miles, and Saunton is infamous for having some of the UK\u0026rsquo;s best waves. Backing on to the Atlantic, on a day with great swell it can offer line after line of spectacular long slow rollers that lure longboarders from around the country.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s a pay car park located just behind the beach so you won\u0026rsquo;t have far to carry your board, and Saunton Sands doesn\u0026rsquo;t have the problem of space that Croyde Bay can encounter during busy times. That said, look out for kiteboarders when it\u0026rsquo;s windy as the waves prove just as popular with them on a good day. 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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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This Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has long been a favourite with walkers, and the whole peninsula is encircled by the South West Coast Path. You may find that some parts of the Hartland Peninsula look familiar as you explore, and it\u0026rsquo;ll probably because the area is popular with film and television crews, largely due to its unspoilt, rugged landscape.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIn fact, Blackpool Mill Cottage, found just two miles from Hartland village was used as the home of the Dashwood ladies in the BBC adaptation of \u0026lsquo;Sense and Sensibility\u0026rsquo;, as well as appearing in the series \u0026lsquo;One Man and his Campervan\u0026rsquo;.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eHartland Abbey is an imposing historic house in the heart of the Hartland Peninsula, and its grounds are a dog walker\u0026rsquo;s paradise. These historic gardens are full of stories that bring them to life, and they\u0026rsquo;re open regularly. Dogs are welcome all year round but they must be kept on leads. Hartland Abbey is famous for its annual Snowdrop weekends, Bluebell weeks and Daffodil days which see the woodland carpeted in flowers. 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The Tarka Line from Exeter makes access to the route easy, and many parts of it pick up some of Devon\u0026rsquo;s other walking routes such as the South West Coast Path and Dartmoor Way.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe great thing about the Tarka Trail is that it includes every type of Devon landscape, so you\u0026rsquo;re not limited to sticking to the coast, or woodland but can choose from valleys, beaches, moors...pretty much whichever area takes your fancy. The walks also vary hugely in terms of difficulty, so you can take the children or choose yourselves a challenge depending on the type of holiday you\u0026rsquo;re after.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Tarka Trail is well signposted, and there are plenty of parallel bus and train routes so if you prefer your hikes not to be too regimented you\u0026rsquo;ll be free to hop on and off along the way. 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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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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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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 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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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. Graded easy, it\u0026rsquo;s suitable for those who aren\u0026rsquo;t used to strenuous terrain, but it\u0026rsquo;s a good idea to wear walking shoes all the same.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe highlights of this walk include gorgeous views over Croyde, as well as a fantastic one of Putsborough and Woolacombe Sands to Morte Point along the way. The Tarka Trail follows Tarka the Otter\u0026rsquo;s journey in the book by Henry Williamson, and it\u0026rsquo;s the same stretch that belongs to the South West Coast Path. 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Now this isn\u0026rsquo;t the easiest of walks, but if you can manage a few challenges it\u0026rsquo;s well worth the effort.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eStart the walk at Hartland Quay and head north, you\u0026rsquo;ll notice the terrain starts smoothly but after the first field it\u0026rsquo;s up and down along the way! Don\u0026rsquo;t worry though, the secluded coves and sweeping cliffs that you\u0026rsquo;ll pass on your journey will have you so impressed you won\u0026rsquo;t even notice the odd climb!\u0026nbsp; If you find Hartland Quay seems vaguely familiar it may be that you\u0026rsquo;ve seen it on the big screen at some point, as it\u0026rsquo;s always been a favourite with film crews.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eBear in mind the area\u0026rsquo;s smuggling past as you walk - as it\u0026rsquo;s hard to imagine the tranquil coves and bays being trodden by contraband carriers in years gone by. \u0026nbsp;If you\u0026rsquo;re lucky enough to do the walk on a sunny day the sea below the cliffs will be gleaming and you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to see Lundy Island all the way along as you go. 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If you start in Woolacombe you can choose whether to make your way along the sands or walk the dunes and cliffs for two miles to Putsborough Sands. As you leave Putsborough Sands you\u0026rsquo;ll approach Baggy Point, one of the most popular climbing spots in the region. This is a great place to rest and admire the coastal views, and you\u0026rsquo;ll come to Croyde Bay not long after.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026rsquo;ll find a large car park close to Woolacombe Beach where this walk starts, and although modest the town is mostly known for its huge, clean sandy beach. The strong surf means it isn\u0026rsquo;t the safest beach for swimmers, but you can walk along the whole beach to Putsborough Sands. From here the walk to Baggy Point is quite gentle and the rock formation is striking.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eCroyde Bay beach also has a Blue Flag to its name, so expect clean sands and safe waters. 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From friendly seals to porpoises and even dolphins, a coastal cruise aboard the\u0026nbsp;Ilfracombe Princess\u0026nbsp;is one of the most exciting family attractions in Ilfracombe. The cruises leave from Ilfracombe harbour regularly from Easter to October, and the choices include a special seals cruise \u0026ndash; now who can say no to that?!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe coastal landscape that surrounds Ilfracombe is one of the UK\u0026rsquo;s most dramatic, and a cruise means you can sit back and enjoy the views to make sure you don\u0026rsquo;t miss a thing. Cruises from Ilfracombe also pass the majestic Lundy Island, one of North Devon\u0026rsquo;s most famous landmarks. Alternatively, there\u0026#39;s an Exmoor bird cruise that\u0026#39;s ever popular with wildlife fans. 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