Devon Attractions You Won’t Want to Miss!
Whilst we are unable to get out and visit our families, friends or favourite places as we normally would during these difficult times, it’s natural to long for spur of the moment days out, reunions with loved ones, fresh air and holidays. With this in mind, we’ve put together a list of breath-taking and unmissable places to visit in Devon that you can safely travel to (if you’re a local) whilst social distancing is in place, or add to your wish list if you’re from further afield and staying with us later in 2021.
Our Top Five Places to Visit in Devon
Becky Falls: Just a 15-minute drive from Little Dunley, you’ll find Becky Falls, one of Dartmoor’s most iconic landmarks. With more than 50 acres of ancient woodland to explore, a 70ft high breath-taking waterfall, a zoo and picnic area, there’s plenty for the whole family to see and do! Please note, the nature trails at Becky Falls are not suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs, due to the rugged terrain. Baby carriers are available to hire from the café.
Tarka Trail: The Tarka Trail is a 180-mile-long cycling and walking trail in North Devon that follows the route made famous by Tarka the Otter. Taking in unspoilt countryside, scenic landscapes of Dartmoor and Exmoor, coastal paths and sandy beaches, this trail showcases the beauty of Devon. The trail also features 30 miles of traffic-free cycle paths, perfect for families or novice cyclists to discover. Whether you opt for one of the numerous short circular walks or plan to conquer a larger section of the trail, you can be sure to enjoy plenty of fresh air and stunning views.
Kents Cavern: If you want to spend some time indoors, safe in the knowledge you’re visiting a COVID-secure business then Kents Cavern is the ideal place. The result of a 15-year long Victorian excavation project, the caves date back to the prehistoric era and have been designated as a UNESCO global geopark. You can explore the labyrinth of caverns and marvel at the stalagmites and stalactites within, whilst staying cosy – as the caves remain at a constant 14 degrees celsius all year long!
Haldon Forest: Not far from Exeter, lies Haldon Forest, a vast area of woodland that’s home to 3 walking trails, 5 cycling trails, a running route and a picnic area. Great for a leisurely stroll, a bike ride or a 5k run, the forest is a beautiful place to visit whatever the weather!
Blackpool Sands: On the edge of Dartmouth in South Devon lies Blackpool Sands, an idyllic and unspoilt beach. Offering a range of watersports activities, this beach has something for visitors of all ages to enjoy! What’s more, there are disabled facilities, showers, WC facilities and the Venus Cafe, offering a range of tasty organic dishes made from locally grown produce.
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