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Top 10 Devon and Cornwall by John Plumer

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Security and Health

1. Emergencies

Dial 999 in the event of an emergency. The operator will connect you to the service you need. The call is free from public telephones.

2. Personal Protection

Provided you follow basic precautions, you are unlikely to encounter any threats. To avoid confrontations with binge drinkers, bypass pubbing areas on Friday and Saturday nights in resorts such as Newquay and Torquay, and in Plymouth, which has a large naval population. Mugging is rare. It is illegal to carry weapons.

3. Theft

Petty theft can occur in this region. Valuables are best deposited with your hotel, campsite or B&B hosts. Lock your vehicle and lodge it in a protected car park if you are leaving it for any length of time. Beware of pickpockets in ...

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