Becky Falls (pictured above)
Found towards the east of Dartmoor National Park, Becky Falls is a magical place. Not only can you enjoy spectacular views of the river and waterfall, but you can also take one of the many walking routes, of varying difficulty, around the falls to explore the local woodland.
During school holidays and weekends children can get up close to the furry residents of the falls, including rabbits, guinea pigs and naked rats. After all the excitement, stop off at the café for a cup of tea or a piece of cake and a well earned rest.
Lynton and Lynmouth
The twin towns of Lynton and Lynmouth are a must see for anyone visiting the Exmoor National Park, which is also worth a visit. Nestled on the coast, this is a unique opportunity to see two towns built above and below each other on the cliff side.
Travel between the two towns in style using the Victorian cliff railway system, which last year celebrated its 125th anniversary. Drift up and down the 862 feet track using nothing but the power of water and gravity, and enjoy incredible views of the coastline.
There are also plenty of other modern and traditional activities around the towns, including geocaching and rock pooling.
Part of North Devon’s area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Hartland Peninsula is a breathtaking section of coastline and inland.
Looking along the coastline, you can see rock formations in the granite cliffs. The peninsula is also home to a wealth of wildlife, and if you’re lucky you may see brown hares, stouts and even barn owls hidden in the heathland.
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Step back in time and visit the historic village of Branscombe in east Devon. Enjoy the thatched cottages and picturesque church, before heading to one of the two pubs for a quick drink. Then take the National Trust walk and discover the past trades of the village, including the bakery and the 19th century mill that have been beautiful restored to full working order.
Make sure you visit the forge, which dates back to the late 1500’s, and watch the current blacksmith Andrew Hall create masterpieces out off wrought iron.
Journey deep underground and explore the ancient tunnels of Kents Cavern in Torquay. Carved into the Devonian limestone the cave stretches 20 metres below the surface and was formed over two million years ago by rainwater gradually dissolving the rocks. After exploring, learn about the previous inhabitants of the cave, such as cave lions and look at the remains of prehistoric humans.
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