Drive along the coast from Barnstaple to Woolacombe and on to Ilfracombe the Tour winds to the edge of Exmoor National Park at Lynmouth. Descend through Exmoor, Torrington and historic Bideford before reaching the cobbled plunging high street at Clovelly.
Barnstaple on the River Taw is a traditional market town with a range of shops, boutiques and a traditional Pannier market. Wander the narrow streets to view the Queen Anne’s Walk, the medieval Long Bridge and Museum of North Devon. Hire a bike and you can head off to explore the Tarka Trail.
For the adventurous sand and surf is where it’s at – check out the award winning Woolacombe Beach on the Atlantic coast. Or just stroll across the sands, take in the view, get your feet wet and delve into the rockpools. Away from the coast, the lively village is filled with restaurants, shops and plenty of ice cream!
A seaside resort with an annual Victorian week – don traditional dress and join in the fun! Ditch the car to walk to local attractions including Tunnels Beaches, Hele Cornmill and the haunted Chambercombe Manor. Take a harbour boat trip to Wales or head out to Lundy Island.
Walk the Westerway Path between Lynmouth and nearby Lynton or ride the narrow gauge railway - perfect places to escape and unwind. Magnificent scenery plunges steeply and waterfalls flow across the rocky shore to the sea. Visit Rhenish Tower at Lymouth harbour and enjoy the many pubs, restaurants and gift shops.
Set in beautiful countryside Cobbaton is a small village with thatched houses and home to Cobbaton Collection – a military collection with a strong focus on World War II. Grab a brew and a snack at the working NAAFI canteen truck and check out the collectables in the shop.
Enjoy Torrington 1646, a family experience in the “Cavalier town” or maybe visit Barometer World – the largest collection of barometers on the planet! Explore Pannier Market with its shops and café or pop to nearby Dartington Crystal and RHS RoseMoor Garden.
Wander amongst the pastel coloured buildings, explore the local markets and narrow drangs, home to antique shops. Enjoy the bustling waterfront or stray a little further to Appledore or Instow. Cross the River Torridge on the 15th century bridge to visit neighbouring East The Water.
The steep pedestrianised cobbled high street flanked by white cottages down to the harbour makes picturesque Clovelly one of the most interesting villages in Devon. Step back in time and watch local deliveries by sledge or see fisherman landing their catch on the quayside.