Take a stroll around the 2,000 acres of Watersmeet and Countisbury, a haven for wildlife. On Exmoor, Watersmeet is the meeting place of the East Lyn river and Hoar Oak Water. Explore the rich woodlands of the Lyn Valley and stroll along the riverside at Lynmouth, Combe Park and Rockford. As a contrast, the South West Coast Path runs along the dramatic Glenthorne Cliffs, towards Devon's most northerly outcrop, Foreland Point. Watersmeet is part of the North Devon coast, managed by the National Trust.
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With magnificent coastlines, two historic cities and the world-famous Dartmoor National Park, Devon sums up all that is best about the British landscape. For centuries it has been a fashionable and much loved holiday destination – especially south Devon’s glorious English Riviera.
Close to the English Riviera lies Dartmoor, one of the south-west’s most spectacular landscapes. The National Park, which contains Dartmoor, covers 365 square miles and includes many fascinating geological features – isolated granite tors and two summits exceeding 2,000 feet among them.
Not surprisingly, in Dartmoor the walking opportunities are enormous. Cycling in the two National Parks is also extremely popular and there is a good choice of off-road routes taking you to the heart of Dartmoor and Exmoor. Devon’s towns and cities offer stimulating alternatives to the rigours of the countryside.
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