The Countryside of Devon
Discover the countryside of Devon on holiday or on your doorstep
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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.
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.
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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Government gives badgers a reprieve
We welcome the decision by Government to halt the badger cull.
Trial finds benefits to people and wildlife from beavers living wild in English countryside
After 5 years studying the impacts of beavers, the results are in and the River Otter Beaver Trial Science and Evidence Report is published, finding that they bring 'measurable benefits to people and wildlife'.
HS2 decision will destroy precious wild places
The Wildlife Trusts call for a redesign. Today the Government gave the green light to the High Speed 2 rail project, without acknowledging the devastating impact on the hundreds of precious wild places and the wildlife that depends on them – that lie in the path of the route.
New report reveals hedgehogs, yellowhammers and dragonflies at risk post-EU Exit
New report reveals that there are no clear plans on how regulation gaps will be plugged to protect nature.
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.