Devon flaunts a northern coast to the Irish Sea and a southern coast on the English Riviera by the English Channel, with fantastic national parks and landscapes in between. Devon’s northern coast portrays more rugged qualities, featuring some of the highest cliffs in the south of the UK including the infamous, “Great Hangman” cliff in the Exmoor National Park which towers over the coast at just over 300 metres. Towards the north west of Devon lies the summer paradise of Woolacombe Bay. With its long sandy beach with a backdrop of steep cliffs and majestic rolling hills, the bay attracts many types of holiday makers from families looking for a perfect British beach break,
walkers to explore the diverse terrain and surfers to take advantage of the active waves which roll onto the beach. Rolling hills dominate Devon’s Southern landscapes which contain the renowned Dartmoor National Park, with its long endless scenery, enchanting forests and exciting rivers. For holiday makers with pets, this national park is perfect for dogs to run freely and feel at one with nature, with lots of exciting activities on offer for people of all ages. With many cottages and holiday lettings available with Holidu, the destination within Devon is your choice!
With 150 miles of cycle paths available throughout the county of Devon, road and off road cyclists have a field day visiting and feel at home in the more rugged north with breath-taking cliffs and the south with its endless rolling hills and forests. The Tarka Trail is hugely popular among cyclists, connecting the 30mile gap between Braunton and Meeth along a picturesque former railway route. Devon offers some truly stunning scenery for not only cycling, but for walking and trekking as well. The Dartmoor National Park features some beautiful walks which should be planned into your itinerary if you are a keen walker. The relatively undisturbed Fingle Bridge walk
is nearly 4miles in length and takes you past stunning meadows and over the picturesque River Teign. The Exmoor National Park offers the hidden yet beautiful trail of Watersmeet, which invites you to discover magical valleys and lush forests by the lazy East Lyn River. Expect cosy pubs and friendly locals during the walk and try some tasty homemade ale typical of the county. Devon isn’t just only great for visits in summer with its stunning beaches, fantastic trails and beautiful National Parks: Colder weather makes for cosier times in cottages and holiday lettings after a refreshing day out in the county. Why not explore Devon in the winter time and sit by the fire in picturesque pubs with a pint of locally sourced ale!
1. A more unusual yet exciting activity to try out in Devon is trekking with Llamas on the Jurassic Coast near Sidmouth. This fascinating and truly unique tour with picturesque views of the coastline intrigues and lures people from all over the country, so it is best to book well in advance!
2. Surfers and body borders will feel completely at home along Devon’s north west coast in the picturesque towns of Woolacombe, Croyde, Saunton and Westward Ho! offering great surfing opportunities by the beach, with some of the best waves the UK has to offer. With not only great surfing opportunities but great chippies and cosy cafes throughout, Woolacombe and the surrounding towns make great holiday destinations for surfers and families, with stunning views of the Isle of Lundy out to sea.
3. The tiny fishing town of Lynmouth is a true hidden gem – lying on Devon’s north coast within the Exmoor National Park, the town nestles at the bottom of a steep cliff which is accessible by a cliff railway, connecting it to the town of Lynton, another relatively unknown English gem. With many walks and trails to discover as well as traditional family run local pubs, why not book a typically cosy cottage or holiday letting in the area to discover this picturesque area up close
4. Devon caters for many Horse Riding opportunities throughout the county, a fantastic activity for all the family. Take to the saddle and discover picturesque villages throughout Devon on rolling hills and cosy country roads surrounded by trees and nature.
5. To discover fascinating wildlife up close, why not visit the renowned Exmoor Zoo in Barnstaple, close to Woolacombe. With spectacular wildlife on show, discover lemurs, leopards, tarantulas, penguins and a lot more – make it a great day out with the family!
With fantastic National Parks, excellent trails and some of the best beaches for surfing in the UK, there is no wonder that Devon is a hotspot amongst British holiday makers. Let Holidu find you your dream Devon Cottage or Holiday Letting and decide how many rooms your accommodation should have,
proximity from great traditional Devonshire pubs and restaurants, a TV, Internet Access, child and pet friendly facilities amongst many other options. With a wide range of great accommodation on offer within Devon, there has never been a better time to discover the beauty and charm of this county. Book online today with Holidu!