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North Devon Beautiful Landscapes

Aug 17, 2007
In the South West coast of England North Devon can be found. It is a region of the county with such a variety of beautiful countryside scenes rolling hills, hidden woodlands, spectacular rivers, rocky coves. It has beautiful landscapes. The coastline is made up of areas of outstanding natural beauty. It stretches endlessly with sandy beaches and extraordinary dunes. It is not a well known area of the country.

The region North Devon also has a surprising amount of good quality tourist attractions. For example weather attractions, gardens in the grounds of Tapley park and Hartland Abbey, Sites of historic interest include Okehampton Castle, Knightshayes and Arlington Court and Dartington Glass works.

Walking is great in this area for all abilities. For new walkers explore the narrow and cobbled streets of Appledore, enjoy sitting on the quay with some superb fish and chips and watch the boats and the birds. More challenging walkers should try the Little Hangman and Great Hangman hills at Combe Martin because of its bistrenuous walk but well rewarded with outstanding scenery. Other walks include Heddon Valley, Watersmeet, Torrington Commons. Each walk is different but all enjoyable.

There are a number of very good golf courses, set amongst such a lovely settings, from the commons at Torrington to The Braunton Burrows at Saunton Sands. The area around Braunton Burrows has something for everyone. It is a three mile beach where surfing can be found. Fishing and bird watching can be found at Crow Point. Other activities include cycling on the Tarka Trail miles of level tracks left from the old railway. Horse riding along the beaches and on Exmoor. Quads go karting, paintballing, sailing and tin pin balling can be found at Barnstaple.

Barnstaple is the main town in North Devon. It has plenty of modern shops, a good theatre, cinema, restaurants pubs and clubs, a large leisure centre and a pannier market. There are a number of small towns in the area each with their own interesting history and character. It is in these small towns that you will fine all kinds of craft outlets and galleries along with tea rooms for a Devon cream tea.

The climate in the South West is the mildest in Britain this prompts the early arrival of snowdrops, primroses and wild daffodils in the Spring, creating hedgerows in the summer and forming the rich golden russets of Autumn. It is a place which can be visited any time of year.
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Douglas Scott works and writes for Car Rentals The Car Hire Specialist. and is a free lance writer for The Villa Rental Site
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