Travel slowly and sustainably with Hilary Bradt, founder of "Bradt" guides and a resident of Devon, as she takes you on a personal 'slow' tour of Devon and Exmoor. Connect with the people, places, environment and heritage of this spectacular part of the country and discover for yourself the unsung delights, well known sights, wildlife, coast and countryside - not to mention the foibles of the locals - in this truly unique guide. Topping it off is an enticing selection of accommodation from the inimitable collection of Alastair Sawday.
'Slow guides take time to point the way.' Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall 'Visit Devon is so pleased that Bradt Travel Guides have chosen to release their Slow Devon and Exmoor guide. This is a wonderful publication showcasing all the fantastic attributes of Devon - with a million and one reasons to visit! We hope that this guide will not only encourage people to visit, but that it will also enhance their experience whilst here in the county.' Visit Devon 'It's a real pleasure to see England written about as if it's an exotic secret, but don't be misled by "slow", because here are hikes, bikes and canoes aplenty, together with expedition for twitchers and addicts of local history. I especially enjoyed the first-hand contributions from random folk, such as the manager of Totnes bookshop and a woman recalling the wartime lav at Harland Point station.' Nicholas Crane, BBC Country File 'Divided into easily accessible sections covering all parts of Devon, with lots of useful information' Zoe Dawes, The Quirky Traveller 'Packed with more personal stories, quirky anecdotes and recommendations from the locals than you might expect in your average guidebook' Devon Life 'Bliss' Bristol & Bath's What's On Magazine 'A gem of a travel guide.' Western Morning News '[The authors'] joy at finding out things by accident makes the guidebook special.' Western Morning News 'The Slow guides are the perfect travel companion - warm, witty and stuffed with insider knowledge. I can't think of a better way to unlock the joys of Britain.' Carl Honore, author of In Praise of Slow 'Written by an insider, this excellent guide is an invitation to slow down and enjoy beautiful places - an inspirational travelling companion.' www.holidaysvillasandcottages.com
AUTHOR CONTRIBUTING AUTHOR CHAPTERS 1. EAST DEVON AND EXETER Getting there and around, The far east, The Sids, Honiton and the northern villages, The mid Otter, The lower Otter, Exeter, The Exe estuary 2. ESCAPES FROM THE M5 Getting there and around, The Culm Valley, Broadclyst and the Killerton Estate, The Exe Valley: Tiverton and Bickleigh 3. THE EASTERN FRINGE OF DARTMOOR Getting there and around, The northern Teign valley, The Newton Abbot triangle, Buckfastleigh and area 4. DARTMOOR Getting there and around, Prehistoric Dartmoor, Dartmoor by bus and on foot, Chagford, Castle Drogo and the north, The east, Central Dartmoor, The west 5. TORBAY AND BEYOND Getting there and around, Brixham and Paignton, Torquay and around, The northern pocket 6. TOTNES AND THE RIVER DART Getting there and around, Totnes and around, The lower River Dart, Dartmouth and Kingswear, South of Dartmouth 7. THE SOUTH HAMS AND DEVON'S SOUTHERN TIP Getting there and around, The Slapton area, Kingsbridge, Salcombe and area: the southern tip of Devon, River Avon, Bigbury-on-Sea and Burgh Island, Modbury and area 8. PLYMOUTH AND THE TAMAR VALLEY Getting there and around, Plymouth, Escapes from Plymouth, The Tamar Valley, East of the Tavy 9. NORTHWEST DEVON AND LUNDY ISLAND Getting there and around, Hartland and Clovelly, Bideford, Barnstaple and area, South of Barnstaple, North Devon's seaside, Lundy 10. EXMOOR Getting there and around, Active Exmoor, Western Exmoor, Lynmouth, Lynton and area, Central Exmoor, Porlock, Dunster and area INDEX
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Hilary Bradt is the founder of Bradt Travel Guides; she has recently moved to Devon.