The Land of Two Rivers, Taw and Torridge made famous by Henry Williamsons book “Tarka the Otter”. Retrace his journey, hire a bicycle and cycle along the Tarka Trail, stop off at Eggesford Station to enjoy forestry commission woodland way-marked walks and cycle routes. Take a scenic train journey on the 180 mile long Tarka Line through countryside that delights.
The Cavalier Town with a history, Torrington had a turbulent 17th Century past, occasionally re-enacted by 20th Century Roundheads & Cavaliers. Nearby is Little Torrington, Black Torrington, Winkley, Huntshaw, Weare Gifford, Beaford, Dolton - Chittlehampton, Umberleigh, Iddersleigh. The cliff top site at Castle Hill offers lovely views of the to Torridge Valley and Taw & Torridge rivers.
Places to visit
RHS Rosemoor Gardens are spectacular, traditional and innovative
often with new small garden designs, a garden lovers delight.
Umberleigh Community Website
Holsworthy and Hatherleigh - “Ruby Country” is named after the
famous Devon Ruby Red Cattle. Holsworthy is also home to Devon’s
largest livestock market and a 700-year history of fairs and markets.
New “Ruby Trails” project is regenerating tourism in this often overlooked corner of Devon. Wherever you stay you will not be far from a North Devon beach or cove.
Pretty rural villages and hamlets are tucked away in the rolling green hills near Holsworthy - Hatherleigh, Crediton, Chumleig.
A relaxing friendly market town, bypassed by the North Devon Link
Road with several antique and bric-a-brac
shops, a Thursday morning pannier market full of wonderful things to buy, a
weekly livestock market, swimming pool and a climbing wall.
Places to visit:
The farmers shop“Mole Valley Farmers” The Marks and Spencer of the
South Molton is home to the Worlds best exhibition of honeybees, Quince Honey Farm.