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    The Memorial
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  • History of Devon

    The Devon name first appeared in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle in 851 as Defensascir, which appears to be derived from the Dumnonii, the Celtic tribe inhabiting the area. Devon was also called Dunan by the Cornish Britons and Deuffneynt by the Welsh.There is evidence of occupation in the county from Stone Age times onward. Its history starts in the...

  • What Is Cycle Touring?

    So what exactly is cycle touring? Or adventure cycling as its sometime referred to. I would define it as a journey where the predominant mode of transport is the bicycle involving at least one night spent somewhere other than the place of origin and final destination. There are probably three different types of cycle touring;A Supported TourThis is...

  • Places, People, Pubs #7 - Hartland

    Hartland is the peninsula protruding into the Atlantic on the north western corner of Devon, just before the border with Cornwall. The 17,000 acre parish (Devon's 2nd largest), with its 12 miles of stunningly rugged coastline, centres around its eponymous village (which the locals prefer to refer to as a TOWN) and really is one of the places here...

  • Places, People, Pubs! #6 - Widecombe

    Widecombe-in-the-Moor sits in the valley of The Webburn River in the heart of Dartmoor National Park, surrounded on all four sides by the high moorland and its rugged granite tors. The village itself is tiny, with a population of perhaps fifty people, tho' the surrounding parish, with its 196 (according to the official website) households, extends...

  • Places, People, Pubs! #5 - Lynmouth

    Lynmouth, along with its umbilically connected twin Lynton, just has to be my most favourite place on this, or any other, planet.Tucked below the cliffs overlooking its eponymous bay where the rivers East and West Lyn meet the sea on the North Devon coast, Lynmouth spent much of its formative years as a sleepy little fishing village whose catches...

  • Places, People, Pubs! #4 - Lynton

    Lynton, sitting atop the cliff above its Siamese twin Lynmouth, nestles on the shelf between Countisbury and Hollerday Hills overlooking the half-moon bay which leads out to the Bristol Channel on the north Devon coast. Until the Napoleonic Wars in the early 19th century the twin towns had a hermit-like existence being relatively inaccessible and...

  • Places, People, Pubs! #3 - Barnstaple

    Barnstaple may not be the prettiest town in North Devon but it is unrivalled as the most useful and does have a very definite character. The town straddles The River Taw at the point where it starts to widen with its centre on the north bank, connected to the south bank by its 15th century Long Bridge and has been the administrative, commercial and...

  • Places, People, Pubs! #2 - Exeter

    Exeter is Devon's county capital and is often referred to as: "The Gateway To The Westcountry". It was the Romans who first recognised Exeter's strategic location (naming it Isca Dumniorum) as a crossing point of the River Exe, basing a garrison here and building a walled fortress, of which remains are still visible in The Rougemont Gardens....

  • Places, People, Pubs! #1 - Plymouth

    Plymouth is Devon's largest city with a population of about a quarter of a million and is tucked in the county's south-western corner nestling against the border with Cornwall. Plymouth's development as a city is due to its location on its eponymous Sound, between the mouths of the rivers Plym and Tamar, which is one of Europe's largest natural...

  • Our Travels in Devon

    On our Christmas 2005 trip (indicated by the Blue route along the north coast), we had been blessed with a sunny day for our drive from 'Bradford-on-Avon' (red dot), all the way across 'Somerset' and finally into 'Devon' as we entered the western edge of Exmoor National Park (shown in green) before calling it a day in Barnstaple (orange dot)....

  • Exmoor

    The breathtaking views over the moors were astounding. Arrest that woman for crimes against fashion though!

  • Quest

    Quest is an alternative, natural health festival held at Newton Abbot racecourse which takes place every year, normally early July. Every type of alternative therapy you could think of & more are on offer here, from sitting under a metal frame to give you energy to having your aura photo taken to participating in a sweat lodge in a tepee!! Most...

  • Dartmouth Regatta

    The Regatta at Dartmouth is "THE" event of the year. People from all over pour in to the town to watch the sailing & watersport races, barrel rolling etc. There are about 10 days of events, competitions, exhibitions, street performers, the excellent Red Arrows do a display & various other air displays, the fair comes to town & fireworks on at...

  • Places to go

    Devon lies in the South West of England in between Cornwall and Somerset. You can take a train to Exeter direct from London, and enjoy the beaches at Torquay (pronounced Tour-key).

  • Woolacombe

    Memories of my childhood. My parents used to bring us here when my brother and I were little. We stayed in a hotel along the sea front and we always looked forward to playing on the swing boats shown in the picture. I was happy to see it still as I remembered it over 15 years later.

  • "Little Switzerland of England"

    My favourite thing about Lynmouth was the views. This area is known as the "little Switzerland of England" due to the spectacular cliffs and the pretty wooded valleys.Approximately 500 feet up the hillside from Lynmouth sits the town of Lynton. There is a water powered cliff railway (built in 1890) which transports the weary from one town to the...

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