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Top 10 Devon and Cornwall by John Plumer

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North Devon

Between the austere heights of Exmoor and the rocky pinnacles of Hartland Point, North Devon crams in a rich landscape. Two of the region’s top nature reserves, Northam Burrows and Braunton Burrows, and some of the best beaches, such as Woolacombe Bay, Saunton Sands and Westward Ho! are located on this stretch of coast. The main towns are Barnstaple, Ilfracombe and Bideford, but the true treasures are the coastal villages of Appledore and Clovelly. Inland, the Tarka Trail is ideal for cycling or walking, while out at sea, Lundy Island is home to puffins and seals.

1. Tarka Trail

Henry Williamson’s classic animal fable Tarka the Otter ...

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