Make the most of the Bank Holiday with Countryfile this Sunday

John Craven is in North Devon sampling some of the finest ways to spend your bank holiday weekend

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John Craven is in North Devon this Sunday (25 August) looking for the best ways to spend the bank holiday weekend. On his day out he pays a visit to Lynton’s water powered cliff railway, dons his whites and pads for a game of cricket at Lynmouth and Lynton Cricket Club and lends a hand serving cream teas in Watersmeet.


Along the way, John thinks back on some of the most memorable days out and adventures that the Countryfile team have embarked on. Relive the times when Matt visited the beautiful Scottish Highlands in search of deer, when Ellie tried a spot of winter surfing off the coast of the Isle of Wight and when Julia had a go at some Edwardian-style hiking.

Take a look at the articles below to find your ideal day out in Devon…

Lundy Island

Britain’s own mini Galapagos, Lundy Island’s wild coastline harbours unique species of flora and fauna.

Fingle Bridge

Follow the beautiful River Teign to Fingle Bridge before visiting Castle Drogo, England’s youngest Castle.


Ghosts, witches and dragons: walkers looking for some scary stories should head for Dartmoor.

Saunton Sands

An epic stretch of flat, golden sand backed by massive dunes, Saunton Sands is a sight to behold.


Explore south Devon’s beautiful River Dart valley on foot and by ferry, and visit Greenway Gardens, holiday home of writer Agatha Christie.

Tarka Line

Discover one of Britain’s most scenic railway lines in the heart of Tarka’s Devon.


Watch the red deer rut on Exmoor with a walk that combines wooded valleys and dramatic open moorland.

Holyford Woods

Explore idyllic woodland, a treasure trove of nature for children to investigate.


Explore an old smugglers’ haunt on the south Devon coast, then head to a sublime estuary, rich in birdlife.



This river port town is brimming with history and quirky character, perfect for exploring with your loved one.