Lundy Island Things to Do

  • Old Graveyard, Lundy, Devon, UK.
    Old Graveyard, Lundy, Devon, UK.
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  • Old Graveyard, Lundy, Devon, UK.
    Old Graveyard, Lundy, Devon, UK.
    by planxty
  • Old Graveyard, Lundy, Devon, UK.
    Old Graveyard, Lundy, Devon, UK.
    by planxty

Most Viewed Things to Do in Lundy Island

  • 1. St Helens Church

    When you approach the "village" on Lundy initially on leaving the boat, there are two buildings that dominate the skyline. Away to the left you can see the Old Light (see seperate tip) but the...

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  • 2. Walking

    I know that me next comment may seem totally redundant but I am going to make it anyway. You are on a small rock at the junction of the Atlantic and Bristol Channel and with a total of perhaps less...

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  • 3. Old Light

    Lundy is a unique place for photographers. No matter your interests, or skill level, you'll always find something to fascinate your camera eye. I was in a moon mood recently and so spent a bit of...

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  • 4. Letterboxing

    Lundy is a place of incredible natural beauty. There are many excllent images here on VT, although mine are somewhat marred by equipment failure. Why then would I choose to include an image of a...

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  • 5. Seal Watching - Swimming With

    Lundy has an indigenous population of an estimated 60 grey seals who tend to hang around the north end of the Island. They do bask from time to time at low tide but mostly they seem happier in the...

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  • 6. Granite Quarrying Operation

    I have mentioned in various other places on my Lundy page about how the island is administered by the admirable Landmark Trust, who have wonderfully restored many of the old buildings as very...

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  • 7. South End

    Continue past the church away from the village, and the track will lead you to the Castle, sometimes known as the Marisco Castle. It was built in the 13th century by King Henry III who had come to the...

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  • 8. Devils Slide

    If you're intent on walking to the end of the island, make sure you leave enough time to walk along the dramatic West coast, particularly the section after Threequarter Wall. One of the most famous...

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  • 9. Battery

    Just past the Quarterwall on the west side, try to find a little stone wall with a path running down the cliffside behind it. It might not seem like the safest path, but trust me, it's fine....follow...

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  • 10. Beacon Hill Cemetery

    It will come as no surprise to regular readers of my travel pages but I love pottering about in graveyeards, churchyards, cemeteries, call them what you will. I find them endlessly fascinating and...

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  • 11. Rock Pools

    The best place, and most accessible, to explore our rock pools is at Devil's Kitchen, the channel at the South End which at high tide makes Rat Island an island. When the tide's out the craggy seabed...

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  • 12. Fauna

    These ar a very primitive breed of sheep which originates from the island of Soay in the St Kilda archipelago. They are semi wild sheep and are found over large parts of the centre of the island....

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  • 13. Round The Island Trips

    Every so often a guy called Clive, who is based at Clovelly, brings a small boatload of people (about 10) for a trip to Lundy. Whilst he's letting them do their own thing he offers round island boat...

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  • 14. North End

    The goal of some of the more energetic daytrippers is to reach the northernmost point of Lundy, the North Light. Be warned that this does mean climbing down many steps and climbing back again...and...

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  • 15. Prehistoric Sites

    Lundy's identified pre-history stretches back to the late-Neolithic period, circa BC 2,500. This is evidenced by the standing stones to be found in the southern part of the Island which are...

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  • 16. Marisco Tavern

    This is going to be one of the slightly odder tips I am going to write about Lundy but it really is something the visitor may miss and really should do. Allow me to explain. I love eggs and I simply...

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  • 17. VC Quarry

    For many years, the island of Lundy was owned, run and quarried by the Harman family as is evidenced by numerous headstones in the Old Chapel graveyard close by Old Light. In 1914, a son was born to...

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  • 18. Fun Days

    During the August Bank Holiday weekend my Island hosts the internationally-renowned Lundy 'Lympics. This is an annual Island fun day (weather permitting) where guests and staff get an opportunity to...

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  • 19. Postal Service

    It might sound like a pretty obvious thing to suggest that you send a postcard or two to friends and relatives back home but on Lundy even this simple act takes on an added dimension. As I mentioned...

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  • 20. Bird Watching

    Lundy is famous for its bird, and each year some rarities are found, making the total list of species an impressive 280. It is one of the most important seabird breathing areas in South West of...

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  • 21. Flora

    The Lundy Cabbage is unique in that it grows nowhere else on earth. The cabbage (Coincya wrightii) is a species of primitive brassica, and its nearest relative is found in Iberia. One of the most...

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