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exmoorExmoor National Park is situated in the counties of Devon and Somerset in South West England; Exeter is 40 km (30 miles) to the south and Taunton 20 km (13 miles) from the eastern boundary. The park contains a variety of magnificent landscapes. Although it is one of the smaller National Parks the central plateau of open moorland is remote and spacious. To the north the moorland terminates in towering cliffs above the Bristol Channel. Rocky headlands, steep wooded ravines, plunging waterfalls and jumbled heaps of fallen rock make this an area of outstanding scenic beauty; it is defined as a Heritage Coast.

dartmoorDartmoor contains the largest and wildest area of open country in the south of England. By virtue of its outstanding natural beauty it is one of the National Parks of England and Wales. Dartmoor’s landscape is of great archaeological importance, with over 10,000 entries on the County Sites and Monuments Register. There are over 1,000 Scheduled Ancient Monuments and this figure rises each year. Prehistoric evidence is everywhere to be seen from standing stones, stone rows, barrows and kistvaens. Later farming, quarrying and tin mining dramatically changed the landscape, over printing an archaeological heritage to the area. There are also over 2,500 buildings which are Listed because of their architectural or historic interest.

RosemoorROSEMOOR - A garden for gardeners, often featured on TV. Displaying a stunning variety of garden styles, maturity, and planting with all year round interest, Rosemoor is rapidly evolving into a garden of national importance. Its 40 acres are designed to delight and inspire a wide range of visitors, from the novice to the professional, and its fascinating explorer trails are popular with children.

The Fame of 2000 roses in 200 varieties is spreading - and rightly so, for they are truly a magnificent sight. There are beds of tender perennials, a quarter of a mile of herbaceous borders; contrasting beds of hot and cool colours, a newly planted Winter Garden and spectacular Plantsman's and Foliage Garden with its bamboos, grasses and carefully selected shrubs of fine architectural form. There is a stream that rushes through a 'new' rock gorge planted with ferns and bamboos, then meanders through the bog garden before tumbling down into a magnificent lake.

knightshayesKNIGHTSHAYES COURT - Designed by William Burges and begun in 1869, Knightshayes is a rare survival of his work. The rich interiors combine medieval romanticism with lavish Victorian decoration, and the smoking and billiard rooms, elegant boudoir and drawing room all give an atmospheric insight into grand country house life. The celebrated garden features a water lily pool and topiary, fine specimen trees, rare shrubs and delightful seasonal colours. Attractive woodland walks lead through the grounds

Square Gallery - Arts and Craft Gallery - Winkleigh
The Square Gallery is in the attractive and historic village of Winkleigh. It is situated in the main square along with the thatched 13th Centuary 'Kings Arms' Inn and opposite 'Pophams', one of the South West's top restaurants. The gallery forms part of a Grade 11 listed 18th Century building, which has three inglenooks, one of which is in the gallery itself. The woodburning stove makes it a very warm welcoming place on a cold day.Amongst work displayed are good quality paintings, ltd edition prints, sculpture, ceramics, jewellery and textiles.

Chulmleigh Craft Shed - This gallery houses a range of high quaility work from over 40 devon based artists. Ceramics, glass, jewellery, textiles, wood, sculpture, wrought iron, furniture, paper wallhangings and cards.

horse ridingBold Try Stables - Chulmleigh Enjoy your ride on our well-mannered, well-cared for horses and ponies. Accompanied rides through varying and beautiful scenic routes. All makes and models of riders catered for Tel 01769 580366

Chulmleigh Golf Course - Leigh Road, Chulmleigh Tel 01769 580519
18 hole short par 3 course. 1450yds. Lovely setting in the village of Chulmleigh surrounded by devons rural countryside. Interesting and testing for the experienced golfer, yet ideal for those wanting to try the game. Children over 10 welcome provided they are accompanied. - Reduced rates. (no handicap certificate required)

 

Labdon Farm, Wembworthy, Chulmleigh, North Devon, EX18 7RL
Tel 01769 580274 Fax 01769 580000

email: keith.peel@virgin.net

 

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