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The Countryside of Devon

Discover the countryside of Devon on holiday or on your doorstep

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Hand Picked & Reviewed

Environment & Landscape - DCC
A vast amount of data, information and guides on the local council website.

Visit Devon - Official Guide
Things to do, places to explore, accommodation and events.

Exmoor National Park
Official site for this beautiful landscape of moorland, woodland, coast and rivers.

Jurassic Coast Trust
The Jurassic Coast covers 95 miles of truly stunning coastline from East Devon to Dorset.

Dartmoor National Park
Wild, open moorlands and deep river valleys, with a rich history and rare wildlife.

Devon Wildlife Trust
Protecting Devon's wildlife and natural environment.

Devon Wildlife Trust
Discover the wildlife of Devon and the work of the local Wildlife Trust and its reserves.

South West Coast Path
All you need to enjoy one of the world’s best long distance walks.

The English Riviera
Events, Activities, Tourism and Information in and around Torquay, Paignton and the South Devon coast.

Walking in Devon
Over a hundred free walks to download and print.

Animals & Nature Attractions
Animals and nature at Devon's Top Attractions.

Visit North Devon & Exmoor
Top spots, outdoor spaces, unique towns & villages.

Devon Biodiversity
Identifies plants and animals special to the County of Devon.

Visit Exmoor
Exmoor accommodation, holidays and things to do. Wildlife Watching, Walks...

Dartmoor
Dartmoor by Ali Taylor, FreeImages

Sponsored Listings
Get in touch to apply for a sponsored listing here.

The Best of Exmoor

Beautiful cottages and self catering accommodation in the magical Exmoor National Park and surrounding area. From one beds up to large historic homes all in stunning locations. My picks for the solo traveller or couple would be The Coach House, a stones throw from Porlock Weir Harbour and a little over £300 for a 7 day stay. Or with prices from £240 in Special Offers there are many options.

CoolStays in Devon

Almost 100 places to take a break or holiday with nature on your doorstep including cottages and country houses oozing rustic charm to more quirky properties such as a Water Tower, Geodome, Shepherds Huts, a fairy-tale Tabernacle, Treehouses, Eco-pods, Cabins, Glamping, Beach Huts and so much more.

Rural Retreats in Devon

Delightful cottages such as the Hobbit Cottage set in tranquil gardens in an estuary village, Listed Buildings, Artists Studios, Lighthouse site Cottages and more at Rural Retreats.

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Devon - BBC Great Outdoors
Many pages of features about Devon's coast and countryside.

Wildlife in Devon
Information and ideas for bird watchers and wildlife enthusiasts.

APhotoFlora 
Images of wildflowers plants trees etc. APhotoFungiAPhotoMarine.

Latest News

  • HS2 - new report reveals the exorbitant cost for nature

    A new report published by The Wildlife Trusts today reveals, for the first time, the vast scale of the destruction and impact that HS2 will cause to nature.

  • Tree seed collection banks hopes for future

    Devon Wildlife Trust has just made its last deposit to a very special bank.

  • 'Ghost' discovered in Cricklepit Mill garden

    What has a pale complexion, a mysterious past, and only moves around at night?

  • Mary leaves nothing in reserve to complete challenge

    A 91-year-old Devon woman has achieved her target of visiting all 50 of a local conservation charity’s nature reserves and walking more than 91 miles in the process.

  • Sea defences exposed at Dawlish Warren

    Recent erosion by the sea has exposed sea defences at Dawlish Warren. Parts of a 400m long 'geotube' installed by the Environment Agency in 2017 have now been exposed. This has taken place on land next to (but not on) Devon Wildlife Trust's Dawlish Inner Warren nature reserve.

  • Token effort needed to help trees

    Devon Wildlife Trust is asking the public to help it address one of the biggest challenges facing the county’s countryside and its wildlife.

  • The General Election on the 12th December is a crucial moment for wildlife

    We are all witnesses to the current, unprecedented declines in nature. Demand for leadership and action to halt this catastrophe has never been greater. A recent YouGov poll showed that two-thirds of people agree that the environment and climate emergency is the biggest issue facing humankind. It also showed its importance at this election, with 54% of people saying it would […]

  • Urgent action needed for insects

    A new report, Insect Declines and Why They Matter, commissioned by a group of Wildlife Trusts in the south west has revealed conclusively that drastic declines in insect numbers look set to have far-reaching consequences for wildlife and people.

  • DWT becomes new owner of North Devon's Horsey Island

    • Devon Wildlife Trust purchases Horsey Island, near Braunton • A ‘significant wildlife haven’ with some very special birdlife • Purchase made possible with help of local resident

  • Bats find a new home in East Devon

    A brand-new home for bats has seen its first residents move in just days after its completion.

  • Bioblitz to take place at Wembury

    Wembury Marine Centre to stage race to record and identify as many species as it can in 24 hours. Free event. All welcome to attend.

  • There's something about Mary

    A 91-year-old Devon woman has vowed to visit all 50 of conservation charity Devon Wildlife Trust’s nature reserves in a bid to raise awareness and funds for its good works.

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