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Exploring Devon

The great thing about staying at Fursdon is that you are perfectly located to explore any part of Devon.

Bowerman's Nose Dartmoor

Both moors are within a 40-minute drive through beautiful countryside and both coasts are easily accessible for day trips. And at the end of the day you can return from your adventures and escape from the crowds to the serenity and comfort of your cottage or apartment to put your feet up by an open fire and admire the view.

Devon coasts provide some of the most outstanding coastline in the UK. The South West Coastal Footpath is a popular walking route and in places, a World Heritage Site.

The north coast is rugged with many wide sandy beaches such as Croyde, Saunton and Woolacombe which are particularly good for surfing and sand castle building. There are also dramatic headlands such as Hartland Point and scenic villages such as Clovelly.

The south coast has its share of steep cliffs and smuggling stories and there are also calm estuaries and rias abutted by scenic coastal towns. Dartmouth, Salcombe and Newton Ferrers are particularly picturesque. 

Dartmoor to the south and Exmoor to the north are some of the last wild and remote areas of England. There are numerous welcoming towns and villages on the moors and some spectacular scenery with great walks and wildlife. Dulverton, an attractive town with some excellent pubs and restaurants, is the gateway to Exmoor and well worth a visit. Castle Drogo is an impressive National Trust property on the northern edge of Dartmoor.