This Sunday, Countryfile visits Devon

The Countryfile team visits Devon this Sunday. Here's our guide to the area

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This Sunday (22 September), the Countryfile team visits the Devon, where Ellie Harrison is in Iddesleigh to witness the homecoming of a remarkable horse, before finding out about the region’s rare culm grassland – and how beavers are playing a part in managing it. Just a few miles away, Matt Baker learns about a multimillion-pound programme to regenerate some of the country’s last tracts of pristine ancient woodland. Cameraman Richard Taylor-Jones demonstrates his ‘star-lapse’ photography and Tom Heap asks whether the number of domestic cats in the UK is posing a threat to wildlife.
 
Why not explore the Devon yourself using our walks, features and days out?
 
Discover Devon’s South Hams
Cream teas, whitewashed cottages and smugglers’ coves: Brigid Benson explores the irresistible delights of the South Hams
 
First published 85 years ago, Henry Williamson’s classic novel brought the rivers and woods of north Devon to life through the eyes of an otter. Jack Watkins celebrates this seminal work
 
Five days to the weekend: Honiton
Visit the lively little Devon town that is full of character and history
 
Five days to the weekend: East Prawle
Visit East Prawle on the South Devon coast, an exciting destination for both bird and celebrity spotters alike
 
Five days to the weekend: Chagford
Discover this quaint yet vibrant town bursting with character, boasting an interesting historical background on the impressive backdrop of Dartmoor National Park
 
Five days to the weekend: East Devon
It’s not only migrating birds who head for East Devon at this time of year; Hannah Foley discovers the best kept secrets of the area
 
Bantham, Devon
Explore an old smugglers’ haunt on the south Devon coast, then head to a sublime estuary, rich in birdlife
 
Tarka Line, Devon
Discover one of Britain’s most scenic railway lines in the heart of Tarka’s Devon
 
Blackpool Sands, Devon
Crack a crab with Julia Bradbury, as she takes a culinary tour along a remarkable stretch of Devonshire coastline
 
Saunton Sands, Devon
An epic stretch of flat, golden sand backed by massive dunes Saunton Sands is a sight to behold
 
Rockpool Ramble, Combe Martin, North Devon
Get your fishing nets and ice-cream tubs ready for a mini seashore safari
 
Charcoal Burning, Devon
Learn an ancient woodland skill, which is helping to manage and protect unique habitat in Devon
 
Pack your trusty binoculars and embark on a cruise that separates the birders from the twitchers
 
Baskerville country, Devon
Hunt for the locations that inspired Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to write his most famous Sherlock Holmes adventure
 
Braunton Burrows, Devon
Find a lost chapel and exuberant rabbits among sand dunes that teem with wildlife in spring
 
Greenway, Devon
Fall in love with Agatha Christie’s own waterside retreat, a Georgian house in Devon with extensive gardens that sits high above the Dart Estuary
 
Clovelly, Devon
Explore the timeless, traffic-free village of Clovelly before tucking into some locally caught lobster or crab
 
Head deep into Haldon Forest Park to discover the secrets of the park’s magnificent trees
 
Dartmoor, Devon
Explore the atmospheric and ghostly landscape of Dartmoor – home to some of our best-known ghost stories
 
Heddon Valley, Exmoor
Walk a smugglers’ trail before returning along a Victorian carriageway with superb coastal views

 

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