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With its dramatic coastlines, rugged moors, ancient woodland and rolling hills, there is very little that Devon is missing. Up on Exmoor and Dartmoor, you’re met with huge expanses of wilderness, while things become more verdant as you drop into the deep river valleys in the county’s heartland and the ancient fishing villages leave a lasting impression.
While the prospect of overseas holidays remains uncertain, we are exploring the UK's most scenic regions.
With more than 7,000 miles of spectacular, unspoilt coastline, 10 national parks full of incredible scenery and countless fantastic dining spots, the UK is packed with destinations for budding explorers and foodies alike.
Whether you’re looking for hidden seafood shacks in Cornwall, a bracing walk across the rolling hills of the Peak District, or simply want a day on the sand with traditional fish and chips in Suffolk, our new UK staycation guide has it all.
Descend the steep cobbled streets of Clovelly
The picturesque fishing village of Clovelly offers the chance to step back into an earlier century, with the steep, cobbled main street only accessible by foot. Deliveries are still made by hand-pulled sledges – the famous donkeys have long since retired from heavy lifting, and now offer rides to visitors among the surrounding hills.
Take things slow along the Tarka trail
One of the longest entirely traffic-free cycle routes in England, the Tarka Trail follows a disused railway line stretching more than 31 miles, starting at Braunton and heading inland to Meeth. Hardcore cyclists can extend their trip all the way to Plymouth along the Two Moors Way, or you can dawdle through wooded valleys and estuary banks before catching a bus back.
Board the sea tractor to Salcombe’s secluded beach
For one of the most unique seaside experiences in England, take the passenger ferry (a converted fisherman’s boat) down the estuary from Salcombe to South Sands Beach. To access the shallow waters, you transfer with a sea tractor that drives out as far as the tide will allow to dock with the ferry. For breathtaking views, take the short walk up to the National Trust property of South Milton Sands.
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