The Easter holidays are nearly upon us, and as usual the area has come up trumps when it comes to springtime events. From circus antics to ancient antiques, concerts to craft days, and chocolate eggs galore, North Cornwall and Devon have something the whole family can enjoy. Have we missed your Easter event? Let us know on social media or the comments below.
Last week, we named the highest points in Cornwall, but when it comes to altitude, there’s no denying it – Devon takes the prize in the South-west. In fact, nearly half of all the tors on Dartmoor are higher than the very highest point in Cornwall. The moor is well-loved by walkers and outdoor enthusiasts, partly because unlike many National Parks so much of it is public access land. It has a bewitching mix of bogs, woodland, and ancient monuments, but is best known for its rocky tors, 5 of which are the highest points in the county.
Many of our guests visit us for the excellent walking opportunities. From rugged clifftops to open moorland, winding rivers to fishing villages, there are some great hikes to be had. For those that are feeling even more adventurous, the area also has some more serious adventures on offer. This week, we’re featuring the 5 highest points in Cornwall – perhaps unsurprisingly they all happen to be on Bodmin Moor. How many have you climbed?
Cornwall and Devon have been beautiful places to live for centuries, which might explain why we have so many fascinating historic buildings. In this blog post, we've chosen 8 of our favourite historic attractions (not including stand-alone museums) within reach of the North Cornwall and Devon area, from castles to Post Offices! Did we miss yours? Let us know on social media or in the comments below!
Here in the rural upper reaches of the Tamar Valley we are very proud of our distinctive wildlife. Last year we were pleased to be part of an initiative from the Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat project through which we borrowed a bat detector. The results were more than a little surprising!