Devon boasts five designated areas of
outstanding natural beauty, which, between them account for much of the
area's are, The Blackdown Hills,
East Devon, North Devon, South Devon and Tamar Valley.
Clawford is conveniently situated for easy access to all the tourist
We are situated equi distant from Exeter, Barnstaple,
Bideford and Plymouth.
This situation means there is only a short traveling
distance to any areas of interest.
12 miles to the South east and Bodmin Moor
is 15 miles to the South West.
Bude is 10 miles to the West with
it's lovely golden sands and Surf beaches.
Easy traveling for those days out.
There are plenty of places with easy access from
Clawford to go horse riding. These places include 'The Lewdown
Equestrian Centre' and 'St. Leonards Equestrian Centre'.
& surrounding area.
Set in rolling green hills, sleepy hamlets and old traditional
market towns in beautiful areas of remarkable contrasts.
To the West coast is
Clovelly and the
village of Hartland.
Hartland is the home to
Hartland Abbey, a 12th. century monastery, now a family home open to the
public. The rugged coastline around this area offers spectacular walks
along the coastal footpath and a part of the 'West Way'. This is one of
the only three places throughout the whole on England to be classes as
tranquil and far enough away from any modern developments as to be un-spoilt
by urban influences.
A short distance from
Rosemoor, over 32 acres of themed gardens set in a peaceful sheltered
To the North of
Clawton is the
thriving market town of Holsworthy with its
weekly livestock market. There is a heated
swimming pool, sports hall, splendid park with a bowling green, cricket
club and tennis court. There are several other activities in the area,
horse riding and archery are but some of the other interests that you
can take part in. For the energetic there is cycling along quiet country
lanes, and the developing Tamar Trail cycle way, savor the true
atmosphere of rural Devon. There are, of course, some great country
walks in the area.
The market town of
sits high on a cliff top overlooking the river valley. taking advantage of
the panorama is Torrington 1646, a new attraction bringing to life the
17th. Century English Civil War.
The first place of interest we suggest
sightseers to see.
Set into a steep hillside, Clovelly is one of the most famous
villages in the world.
Be aware, traffic is banned from the high street.
This place is unique, frozen in time and is unforgettable.
The setting for several 'Treasure Island' Movies. The place where the
Victorian author Charles Kingsley was inspired to write the children's
classic 'The Water Babies'. The breath taking views from the cobbled
street called 'Up-Along' will stay in your memory forever.
This village pre-dates the doomsday book and is the last of its kind
Stroll down to the charming
harbor 200 feet below and look back on
the wooded amphitheatre covered in ancient oak and ash and a thousand
years of living history. The small harbor has sheltered up to 60 fishing
boats, but due to the decline of the herring fishing this has now shrunk
to a handful of small boats. Take a drink in the Red lion and mellow out. Then
take a donkey ride back up the cobbled street terraces back to the top.
Dartmoor National Park.
was designated a National Park by statute in 1951. It is 368
square miles (954 sq km) in area, has about 33,400 people living
in it, and millions of people visit it each year.
RHS Garden Rosemoor.
Based in Great Torrington, Devon. The story
of the RHS Garden Rosemoor begins for us in 1959 when Lady Anne Berry,
met the noted plants man Collingwood Ingram in Spain.
He encouraged her to start a garden of her
Lady Anne's Garden, as the original garden
of Rosemoor is now known, is a plants man's garden and is of great
horticultural and botanical interest.
Based in Plymouth Devon, the UK's
biggest aquarium, containing Europe's deepest tank. From Sharks to
seahorses. Exhibits include everything from moorland streams to tropical
reef water life.
Becky Falls is four miles west of Bovey
Tracey is a renown Devon beauty spot set in the stunning Dartmoor valley.
With over 50 acres to explore and our unique mix of animals and
adventure, world famous waterfalls, ancient woodland and stunning
scenery, Becky Falls has been attracting visitors and inspiring poets
and writers for over 100 years, as well as providing some of the most
scenic and enjoyable walks in the south west.
Situated off the A39 near Bideford. The
only place in the British Isles that has an exclamation mark is an
intentionally part of the towns name.
Westward Ho! is where Charles Kingsley
A Victorian town with a long, clean sandy
beach and a three mile long, pebble ridge stretching to the mouth of the
Taw Torridge Estuary.
Visit the he last castle to be built in
England, Castle Drago in Devon.
It was built in the early 20th century and
combines the grandeur of a medieval castle with the interior of a
country house. The castle is a masterpiece in Dartmoor granite that
blends beautifully into the rugged landscape.
Based off the A390 near Tavistock. This, a
1,000 year old inland port and village. Travel by train to a copper
mine. See ships, cottages, workshops, museums and much more.
The Eden Project.
The worlds largest green houses are set
into a 50 meter deep crater the size of over 30 football pitches, is the
centerpiece of a spectacular garden.
Full of fascinating plants and tropical
With its spectacular location on
one of England's most dramatic
coastlines, Tintagel is an
awe-inspiring and romantic spot,
a place of legends.
Joined to the mainland by a
narrow neck of land, Tintagel
Island faces the full force of
the Atlantic. After a period as
a Roman settlement and military
outpost, Tintagel is thought to
have been a trading settlement
of Celtic kings during the 5th
and 6th centuries. The remains
of the 13th-century castle are
breathtaking. Steep stone steps,
stout walls and rugged windswept
cliff edges encircle the Great
Hall, where Richard Earl of
Cornwall once feasted. There are
many unanswered questions and
legends surrounding Tintagel.
Other local places of
Okehampton to Dartmoor.