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A Walker's Paradise 'Dramatic coastal walking and 17,000 acres of outstanding natural beauty for you to explore. And the Walkers are Welcome accolade means the whole community welcomes you here.'

Size (acreage)50
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'Hartland Abbey & Gardens are set in over fifty acres of parkland including extensive woodland walks, coastal strip and formal gardens. Visitors are able to walk the many paths on the estate and enjoy the splendid location on the Atlantic coast ... Built in the 12thC, Hartland Abbey survived as a monastery longer than any other in the country. In 1539 Henry VIII gifted the Abbey to the Keeper of his Wine Cellar whose descendants still live here today..'

 

Size (acreage)250
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'Lies at the western edge of the Taw Torridge Estuary ... Northam Burrows Country Park is a Site of Special Scientific Interest. It is about 253 hectares of grassy coastal plain with salt marsh, sand dunes and generally unimproved grasslands. The Burrows  provides one of the access points for the two miles of Westward Ho! Beach, thus combining the best of opportunities for land and marine leisure activities ... The Park is open to pedestrians at all times but there are restrictions on vehicles.'

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Torridge District Council

Size (acreage)65
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'Rosemoor Garden is an internationally renowned collection of gardens in North Devon, England.'

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Royal Horticultural Society

Distance (miles)6
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'Until the mid 19th century this was a remote area. Then in 1855 Charles Kingsley set his novel Westward Ho! here and a small resort was developed on the coast and named after the book. It is now the only town in Britain with an exclamation mark as part of its spelling. This walk starts by circling inland behind the town before heading to the cliffs to the west. It then returns along the South West Coast Path.'

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Devon County Council

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'Enclosed by the upland expanses of Bodmin, Exmoor and Dartmoor, and to the north by the wild North Devon coast, Ruby Country is very much "undiscovered Devon". A haven of tranquillity, with some of the blackest night skies in the UK, a visit to Ruby Country is a visit to deepest darkest Devon, where you can experience the peace and quiet of being truly off the beaten track.'

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Ruby Country

Distance (miles)8
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'The Point marks the end of what is sometimes referred to as the Hartland Peninsula, Devon’s own Land’s End.  In the centre of this “last” part of Devon sits the village of Hartland, the ideal centre for exploring this remote corner of the County.'

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Devon County Council

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