THE COUNTY OF DEVON
Boasting two national parks and two UNESCO World Heritage sites, Devon is bursting at the seams with natural beauty. But it's not just the plains of Exmoor and Dartmoor and the spectacular Jurassic Coast that draw visitors in. The beaches of the English Riviera, the proud maritime history of Plymouth, the cathedral city of Exeter and an authentic Devonshire cream tea are all good reasons for going west.
North Devon Coast - Lots of rugged cliffs, broken by some sandy beaches which are mainly between Ilfracombe and Bideford. There are also lovely little harbour villages like Clovelly, which cluster round the protective harbour.
Exmoor - A National Park offering a variety of very beautiful scenery. Rising from sea cliffs to a high moorland plateau, with charming little villages like Winsford and Allerford. There is also an interesting variety of wildlife - red deer and wild ponies roam the moors, buzzards can be seen in the skies.
Heart of Devon - Perhaps the real Devon, unspoilt by tourism. Narrow lanes and pretty villages like Sheepwash and Winkleigh. There is also the Tarka Trail following the otter's progress along the rivers Taw and Torridge.
Dartmoor - Dartmoor is southern England's last great wilderness. Run now as a National Park, there are not many roads cutting across the moors. To appreciate the beauty of these heather and bracken covered moors, with their distinctive granite outcrops, you will have to go by foot.
South East Devon - Less visited by the crowds than Torbay, the resorts - like Budleigh Salterton, Exmouth, Seaton, Sidmouth - along this part of the Devon coast retain the quiet dignity of their Victorian and Regency heyday.
Devon Riviera - The resorts of Brixham, Torquay and Paignton have relaunched themselves as the English Riviera, on account of their sandy bathing beaches and mild climate. For the visitor wanting lots of entertainment and good beaches, then this is the part of Devon for you.
South Hams - A rich agricultural region, studded with pretty small villages. There is particularly beautiful countryside along the River Dart and on the Kingsbridge Estuary. The small towns of Totnes and Dartmouth are particularly charming.
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