Places to Visit in Devon
My 10 Favourites
Top 10 Days out in Devon10 places to visit in Devon ? It’s impossible to choose, so these are some of my favourites. Moorparks Cottages are in the heart of North Devon, from the rear of the property you can see Exmoor and from the front Dartmoor.
As well as the numerous walking and cycling opportunities there are many beaches and coves to visit on the North coast.
Perfectly situated to explore the whole of Devon.
Exmoor is an amazing place, with a different view around every footpath corner. A unique landscape of moorland, woodland, valleys and farmland, shaped by people and nature over thousands of years.
The Tarka Trail
Stretching for over 52km / 32 miles from Braunton to Barnstaple, then to Instow, Bideford, Great Torrington and on to Meeth. Entirely traffic-free, this section of the “Devon Coast to Coast” is great for walking and cycling.
The small fishing village of Appledore stands where the Taw and Torridge rivers meet before they flow into the Atlantic at Bideford Bay. A lovely village, winding cobbled streets lined with the prettiest of pastel-coloured houses.
Stretching for nearly two miles, gently sloping toward the sea, the beach is perfect for all sorts of family fun. It's also popular with surfers, kite surfers and wind surfers.
Dartmoor has a very gentle side. Safe, quiet areas where you can picnic with the family, easy to follow trails for strolling, walking and cycling, with many lovely open spaces.
Clovelly village remains a fully functioning working fishing village, clinging to a 400 foot cliff, overlooking Bideford Bay. It has no vehicular traffic on its steeply cobbled street, just donkeys and sledges.
Stretching for 1½ miles, the steep-sided Lydford Gorge is a spectacular chasm in the hills. The full walk through the gorge is around three miles and can take anything up to about two hours.
12 miles off the coast of North Devon, a peaceful unspoilt granite outcrop stands just three miles long and half a mile wide. A rich diversity of animal and plant life loved by walkers, climbers and wildlife enthusiasts alike.
RHS Garden Rosemoor is an enchanting garden nestled in the beautiful Torridge Valley and home of Tarka the Otter and located within a 10 minute drive of Moorparks. Surrounded by woodland, the garden is rich in variety throughout every season
Situated on the North Devon coast within the Exmoor National Park, it's noted for having some of the highest sea cliffs in England. Exmoor boasts the most breath taking, unspoilt landscape, from vast moors to deeply wooded valleys.