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North Devon & Exmoor - Slow Travel: Local, Characterful Guides to Britain's Special Places

Travel Guide

Series: Bradt Travel Guides - Slow Travel

By: Hilary Bradt (Author), Janice Booth (Author)

200 pages, colour photos, colour maps

Bradt Travel Guides

Paperback | Mar 2015 | #221222 | ISBN-13: 9781841628653
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NHBS Price: £10.99 $13/€12 approx

About this book

North Devon, with its long sandy beaches and little coves, is the favourite of families with small children, while Exmoor's heather-covered moorland and deep, wooded coombes, attract walkers, mountain bikers, and riders. Some of the prettiest villages in the south west are found here, with cream teas aplenty. Much information will be unique to this guidebook, blending descriptions of little-known places and country pursuits with portraits of local characters, past and present. North Devon & Exmoor - Slow Travel will be geared towards sustainable tourism, with special emphasis on car-free travel, walking, local food, pubs and unusual or special accommodation.


Going Slow in North Devon and Exmoor
- A taste of North Devon & Exmoor
- The appeal of country churches
- NGS Gardens & Open Studios
- Car-free travel
- How this book is arranged

1. Northwest Devon: The Cornish border to the River Torridge
- Getting there & around
- The Hartland heartland
- The Clovelly area
- Bideford & area
- Westward Ho! & Northam
- South of the A39
- Some exceptional churched

2. North Devon's Seaside
- Getting there & around
- Braunton
- the Burrows & Saunton Sands
- Georgeham & Croyde
- Beaches and headlands: Morte Bay
- Ilfracombe & area
- Combe Martin & area

3. Lundy Island
- Getting there
- Staying on Lundy
- Getting around on Lundy
- Making the most of a day visit
- Exploring Lundy and its history

4. Barnstaple & inland north Devon
- Getting there & around
- Barnstaple
- North of Barnstaple
- South of Barnstaple
- Southwest of Barnstaple
- Great Torrington and area
- Southeast of Barnstaple: between the A377 and A361

5. Exmoor National Park
- Getting there & around
- Active Exmoor
- Western Exmoor: to Lynton via Blackmoor Gate
- The coastal triangle
- Lynton
- Lynmouth & area
- Central & southern Exmoor
- Porlock & area
- The West Somerset coast: Porlock Weir to County Gate
- East of Porlock: the National Trust villages

6. Minehead, Dunster & the eastern fringes of Exmoor
- Getting there & around
- Minehead
- Dunster & area
- Dulverton & area
- Outside the National Park: Blue Anchor
- Watchet & area


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The authors both live in Seaton, Devon, and share an enthusiasm for the county's landscape, history and village churches. Hilary Bradt (co-founder of Bradt Travel Guides) is an enthusiastic walker whilst Janice Booth's interests centre more on the history and folk legends. Janice is a former Bradt editor and occasional author.

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