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Farm shop – keeping it local…….

They say we are a nation of shopkeepers and here at Lower Campscott we certainly enjoy keeping the farm shop well stocked with all sorts of essential groceries, as well as our succulent meat and some delicious treats as well. 

Posted in Beach, chickens, Cows, Member Farms, Recipes, Retail, Shopping

A novel place to eat!

  Devon is famous for its fresh local food and I love finding a new restaurant to try.  My daughter recently organised a trip to a restaurant for our wedding anniversary and it proved truly memorable.  We drove down to

Posted in Beach, Boats, Ferry, Member Farms, Restaurants, Sailing

Wonderful Woolacombe!

Voted number one on Tripadvisor, Woolacombe beach has it all – miles of wonderful golden sand, great for surfing, swimming and stunning views. There are areas where dogs are allowed and for those who love a good stroll you can

Posted in Beach, Restaurants, Retail, Surfing, walks

Lee Bay

Lee Bay is a delightful place to visit at any time of the year.  The rocky cove is great for rock-pooling and as the tide falls a sandy beach appears.  It’s a great place for kayaking too, especially with a

Posted in Beach, Pubs, Restaurants, Retail, walks

The dramatic history of Hallsands…….

A century ago one of our local fishing villages was struck by disaster.  South Hallsands was one of several small communities dotted along the coast that relied on the sea for its living and supported 128 inhabitants, 39 houses and

Posted in Beach, Boats, Member Farms

Spotlight on Ilfracombe………

Damien Hirst’s Verity definitely has the Marmite factor – whether you love her or can’t stand her she’s extremely popular and draws people to Ilfracombe.   However Verity, as statuesque and commanding as she is in the harbour, is not the

Posted in Beach, Boats, Member Farms, Restaurants, walks

P-p-p-pick up a penguin on World Penguin Day!

Living Coasts is an all-weather attraction, located on Torquay seafront in South Devon.   There’s always plenty to see and do – mingle with the playful penguins, get up close to the otters, octopus and seals, and much more.  Visit Penguin

Posted in Beach, Member Farms, Restaurants, Retail, Shopping, Wildlife

Be sure to visit Croyde during your stay…..

Tell people you live in North Devon and they will invariably have heard of Croyde, even if they don’t know anywhere else in the area. Probably best known for its surf, when the conditions are right Croyde produces steep, powerful

Posted in Beach, Member Farms, pets, Pubs, walks

If you go down to the dunes today…….

If you go down to the (Woolacombe) dunes today, You’re sure of a big surprise. If you go down to the (Woolacombe) dunes today You’d better go in disguise……. You might just bump into a rather handsome North Devon Red

Posted in Beach, Cows, Wildlife

Follow in the footsteps of a literary heroine…

Lovers of English literature will know that RD Blackmore’s  19th century romantic novel Lorna Doone was set on Exmoor, in and around the villages of Oare and Malmsmead.  The valley below Oare is now widely known as Doone Valley and

Posted in Beach, Church, Member Farms, Pubs, Restaurants, Retail, walks