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Devon, Our First Visit.


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Where do you recommend for exploring North Devon? We enjoy coastal, pretty villages, scenic walks and nice tea rooms.

Staying at Lakeside CC Site, Dulverton. going June 2012.

 

Look forward to your recommendations.

 

Cheers M

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Personally i don't like the cc site at Dulverton - i found it a little cramped when we walked round.

We stayed at Zeacombe House Adult only site and loved it (best site weve stayed on in 25 yrs vanning).

Lots of places to visit within driving distance on the west coast in particular Clovelly and Bude.

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Lakeside CC at Dulverton is actually in Somerset but you can drive down into Devon . Places that find interesting in that area if you want drive out a bit is as said the North coast of Devon and a bit further along are Places like Boscastle and Tintagel are picturesque . Exmoor is close to the site but Dartmoor is a nice place to visit and its worth going to the prison museum (good for wet day) and Morwellham quay museum . Buckfast abbey and gardens,

 

 

Dave

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The CC site at Lakeside is just in Devon. You cross the border into Somerset actually in Exebridge where the site is located. The river Exe is the border.

The site is in a lovely area.

Dulverton is worth a stroll around, the CC site Exmoor house is right in the centre of the village.

There are lots of lovely places to visit on Exmoor, Winsford is a nice place, Tarr steps a must do, a quarter of a mile walk down to the river from the carpark and a hostelry to "refuel" by the steps!

If you drive up to Dunster on the A396 [18 miles or so] a lovely drive but watch out for the Pheasants, they are everywhere!! The castle and village are worth a visit and some nice tearooms there.

You can then drive two miles into Minehead for a quick look round. The west somerset railway is well worth a visit.

Then if you drive west from Minehead towards Porlock you pass Selworthy [do not pass but turn right and park up by the church. Lovely thatched cottages in an idylic setting and a lovely tearoom "to boot".

A little farther along the A39 brings you to Porlock and then on up over Exmoor [with lovely views across to Wales]. You then come to Lynmouth [ Stop off have a look round and then travel up the rocks railway to Lynton above.]

To access North Devon [ilfracombe, Woolacombe, Barnstaple, Bideford etc travel from the site back to the North Devon link road.

Out of interest we live in Bideford and it takes us just over the hour to tow our van to Lakeside.

Out to the west of Bideford is Clovelly, Hartland etc all with stunning scenery and lots of nice pubs and tearooms.

Enjoy!

 

Dave

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