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5 Great Things to do on #DevonDay on Exmoor

03/06/2017

#DevonDay is a celebration of everything great about Devon. Here are our Top 5 suggestions of things to do on #Exmoor ....

Shake hands with #Exmoor’s newest statue ‘The Walker’ – unveiled in May by BBC’s John Craven. Commissioned to mark the end of The Coleridge Way long-distance walking route, “The Walker” also indicates the closing stage of The Two Moors Way, as well as pinpointing where both these walks intersect with the South West Coast Path; the UK’s longest national trail.

Follow the Butterfly Trail at Heddon Valley, home to hundreds of beautiful butterflies including some of the rarest species in Britain. Pick up your trail from the National Trust shop, and maybe an ice-cream too.

Visit charming Woody Bay Station, and hop on board the Lynton-Barnstaple narrow gauge railway, a beautiful two-mile round trip through some of the loveliest countryside in Exmoor.

Try Coasteering with Exmoor Adventures. Explore the stunning North Devon coastline by means of swimming, scrambling, climbing and jumping into the deep water. You’ll be up close and personal with a unique landscape, with the possibility of seeing porpoises, seals and much more. Wetsuits provided.

Enjoy afternoon tea at Watersmeet, who have been serving teas since 1901. Set in stunning surroundings in a dramatic river gorge and surrounded by ancient woodlands, you can enjoy a freshly cooked scone, thickly layered with clotted cream (first) and perhaps some local whortleberry jam, an Exmoor speciality.

#DevonDay is on 4 June which is St Petrocks Day; the patron saint of Devon and who the Devon flag is dedicated to.

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