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TOURIST INFORMATION
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USEFUL SITES
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ACCOMMODATION
North Devon Coast Area
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BED & BREAKFAST
ART & CRAFT GALLERIES
14 The Gallery
Appledore Crafts Co.
Bideford Pottery
Clovelly Pottery
Elliot Gallery
Rowan Tree Studio
Springfield Pottery
BOAT TRIPS
HMS Oldenburg, Lundy
BRASS BANDS
Two Rivers Ensemble
BUS & COACH
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CARAVAN HOLIDAYS
CHARITIES
Brainwave
Royal British Legion
Small Cars Big Hearts - North Devon Tour
CHURCH SERVICES
Anwhc,org
St. Nectan
CYCLE HIRE
Bideford Cycle Hire
Fremington Quay Biketrail
Tarka Trail Cycle Hire
EATING OUT
CREAM TEAS
Merry Harriers Nursery
ENTERTAINMENT
Barnstaple
The Queens Theatre
Beaford
The Beaford Arts Centre
Ilfracombe
The Landmark
Torrington
The Plough Arts Centre
Bideford Cinema
The Factory
GARDENS & NURSERIES
Castle Hill
Cheristow Lavendar Farm
Clovelly Court
Docton Mill
Eggesford
Gnome Reserve
Hartland Abbey
Heddon Hall
Marwood Hill
RHS Rosemoor
Tapeley Park
Westcountry Nurseries
GOLF CLUBS & PARKS
Bude & North Cornwall
Chulmleigh
Great Torrington
Hartland Forest
Highbullen
Holsworthy
Ilfracombe
Ivyleaf Golf Course
Libbaton
Mortehoe & Woolacombe
Portmore Golf Park
Royal North Devon
Saunton
Willingcott Valley
Golf Range: Ilfracombe & Woolacombe Golf Range
HORSE RIDING
Chulmleigh, Croyde, Ilfracombe, Lynton, Exmoor, Morwenstow, Parracombe, South Molton, Umberleigh, Westward Ho!, Winkleigh, Woolacombe, Woolsery
LEISURE CENTRES
Barnstaple
North Devon Leisure Centre
Bideford
Torridge Swimming Pool & Fitness Suite
Holsworthy
Holsworthy Leisure Centre
Torrington
Torrington Swimming Pool & Sports
LEISURE (ACTION)
INSTRUCTION
EXTREME SPORTS
Skern Lodge
Ultimate Adventure Centre
TRAVEL/MOTORING
Devon County Road Safety
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GET OUT & ABOUT NORTH DEVON
Southwest Travel Information - Click here Highways Agency Latest Traffic Information
SURFS UP - BBC Weather Forecast - RNLI Lifeguard Beaches - Beach Safety Tips
Met Office: Weather - The Environment Agency - North Devon Tide Prediction - Maritime & Coastguard Agency Countryside Mobility Southwest
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Explore the Coast & "Country" Side of Bideford Bay & Beyond
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NORTH DEVON TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRES
Barnstaple Tourist Information Centre, North Devon Museum, The Square, Barnstaple, EX32 9LS
Tel: 01271 375000
Bideford Tourist Information Centre, Burton Art Gallery, Kingsley Road, Bideford, EX39 2QQ Tel: 01237 477676
Braunton Tourist Information Centre The Bakehouse Centre, Caen Street, Braunton, EX33 1AA
Tel: 01271 816688
Combe Martin Tourist Information Centre Cross Street, Combe Martin, EX34 ODH Tel: 01271 889031
Holsworthy Visitor Information Centre Ruby Country, Holsworthy Manor Car Park, Holsworthy EX22 6DJ Tel: 01409 254 185
Torrington Tourist Information Centre, Castle Hill, South Street, Torrington Tel: 01805 626140
lfracombe Tourist Information Centre The Landmark Theatre, The Seafront, Ilfracombe, EX34 9BX
Tel: 01271 863 001
Lynton & Lynmouth Tourist Information Centre Lynton Town Hall, Lee Road, Lynton, EX35 6HT Tel: 01598 752225
Lynmouth National Park Centre, The Pavilion, The Esplanade, Lynmouth, EX35 6EQ Tel: 01598 752509
South Molton Tourist Information Centre 1 East Street, South Molton, EX36 3BU Tel: 01769 574122
Woolacombe Tourist Information Centre The Esplanade, Woolacombe, EX34 7DL Tel: 01271 870553
LOCAL ATTRACTIONS/PLACES TO VISIT
Barnstaple
Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum - Exmoor Zoo - Home of the Exmoor Beast
Bideford
The BIG Sheep - North Devon's premier all weather attraction - Situated on the North Devon coast just off the A39 Atlantic Highway two miles west of Bideford, The Big Sheep is a superb family attraction.
Atlantic Village offers a unique blend of outlet shopping and exciting visitors attractions, in the Atlantis Family Adventure Park.
Atlantis Adventure Park is an all weather attraction for all the family located within Atlantic Village outlet shopping centre. A Perfect Opportunity to mix retail therapy for the adults and excitement and thrills for the kids all in one place! Just off the A39 Atlantic Highway 4 miles west of Bideford.
Clovelly Village
The Milky Way Adventure Park,
Tapeley Park and Gardens
Bradworthy - The Gnome Reserve & Wild Flower Garden
Croyde
Combe Martin - Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park
Great Torrington -Dartington Crystal Visitors Centre & Factory Tour, RHS Garden Rosemoor
Hartland - Hartland Abbey, Docton Mill, Spekes Mill
Ilfracombe- Tunnels Beaches, Watermouth Castle & Family Theme Park, Ilfracombe Aquarium
Lundy Island
Lynton - Lynton & Barnstaple Railway& Woody Bay Station, Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway
Minehead - West Somerset Railway. The longest Steam Heritage Railway in the UK connecting Minehead with Bishops Lydeard
South Molton - Quince Honey Farm, Cobbaton Combat Collection
Woolacombe/Morthoe - Tractor and Trailer Rides at Mortehoe Museum. A visit to Mortehoe is not complete without taking a tractor and trailer ride out with the National Trust and Mortehoe Museum. With two different trips to choose from, this is the easiest way to enjoy the rugged and dramatic coastline around Mortehoe as well as hopefully enjoying some unique wildlife encounters.
NORTH DEVON BUSINESS
Security Services North Devon
Vanguard 2000 is a well respected security company with major contracts in the area. Security services in North Devon include Manned Guarding, Keyholding & Alarm Response, Mobile Patrols. Long or short contracts and uniformed guards are available for exhibitions, conferences, private functions, car park marshalling at outdoor events etc. Web Site: vanguard2000.co.uk Tel: 01271 379101
LOCAL MUSEUMS & HERITAGE CENTRES
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Burton Art Gallery & Museum - Kingsley Road, Bideford - 01237 471455
Bideford Community Archive - Windmill Lane, Northam (Opening Times call 01237 471455)
Hartland Shipwreck Museum, - Hartland Quay, Hartland- Tel: 01237 441218
Holsworthy Museum - Manor Offices, Holsworthy - Tel: 01409 259337
Ilfracombe Museum - Wilder Road, Ilfracombe - Tel:01271 863541
Mortehoe Museum - Mortehoe, Woolacombe - Tel: 01271 870028
Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon - The Square, Barnstaple - Tel: 01271 346747
North Devon Maritime Museum - Odun Road, Appledore - Tel: 01237 422064
Torrington Heritage Museum & Archive - Town Hall Torrington - Tel: 01805 624324 or 01805 622391
(Please telephone before you visit for opening times, group bookings and current exhibitions)
NORTH DEVON LEISURE ACTIVITIES
THE GREAT OUTDOORS - BE PREPARED
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Check List For Hillwalking, Trekking, Camping, Cycling & Climbing
Check tide times before setting out on coastal walks North Devon Tide Prediction, Check out Local Weather Reports Met Office: Weather Useful equipment: GPS Navigation Equipment, Mobile Phone Binoculars, Digital Camera, good walking boots and outdoor Clothing, Rucksack, Walking Poles
North Devon and Exmoor Walking Guide North Devon and Exmoor Walking Guide North Devon and Exmoor Walking Guide North Devon and Exmoor Walking Guide

Area Map References, Ordnance Survey"Explorer" (Waterproof Maps Available)

COUNTRYSIDE MOBILITY Southwest - Trampers and Wheelyboats in North Devon
The Tramper Mobility Scooter is an electric all-terrain mobility scooter designed specifically to cover rough ground, mud and grass safely. The Trampers avaliable for hire through the Countryside Mobility Scheme have been limited to a speed of 4mph.
Wheelchair Accessible Wheelyboats provide disabled people with independent access to a variety of water-based activities. They accommodate wheelchair users and others with limited mobility, easily and safely enabling them to actively participate on the water on equal terms with their non-disabled counterparts
**National Trust Arlington Court (nr Barnstaple) will be joining the scheme from April so please visit Countryside Mobility for details
CYCLE PATH
IN THE SADDLE - On the level! Enjoy a family outing on the Tarka Trail Cycle Path which meanders through the North Devon countryside and by the coast. Enjoy 21 miles of traffic-free scenery on foot or in the saddle.
WALK THIS WAY
WHERE TO WALK & RIDE IN DEVON - to choose from over 100 walks in Devon go to the new Public Rights of Way Map
North Devon Focus Feature Pages
Northam Burrows Country Park - Tarka Trail - Southwest Coast Path - Hartland Point - Peppercombe Valley - - Exmoor National Park
USEFUL SITE LINKS
South West Coast Path - Braunton Burrows North Devon Biosphere Reserve Dartmoor National Park - Exmoor National Park - Lundy Island - North Devon AONB Walking Cycling and Accessibility - National Trust
Braunton Burrows Photo copyright North Devon AONB
Explore Braunton the history and wildlife of the area this summer? Stunning Scenery, stunning wildlife, stunning website - Braunton has it all. This exciting project linking community and tourism in the North Devon Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Biosphere Reserve has recently been handed to the local community for management. The latest addition to the site includes these exciting new ipod and mp3 tours which give you all you need to get out and about to Explore history, wildlife and geology of the area. Alternatively if the weather is not so good browse the site from the comfort of your own home. You can also hire GPS linked node Explorers from the Countryside Centre in Braunton main car park during the school holidays and take a satellite directed tour. Click here to Explore Braunton.
Walking for Health: There are Walking for Health Groups currently operating in Bideford and Holsworthy in Torridge, and South Molton, Barnstaple, Ilfracombe and Combe Martin in North Devon and all can benefit from this support. Transform and TTVS have received 18 month's grant funding from the North Devon AONB and Biosphere Service to enable the Groups to grow and reach more new walkers, and to set up new groups where there is demand. To learn more about Walking for Health in North Devon and Torridge contact Transform (01271 867131) and TTVS (01805 625614) respectively. All the Group's walks programmes can be found at www.wfh.naturalengland.org.uk/walkfinder
NORTH DEVON SKATE PARKS
Appledore Skate Park (Churchfields) - Bideford Skate Park (Bank End)
Braunton Bowl - Croyde Skate Park
The Benricks, Ilfracombe - Rock Skate Park, Barnstaple
Skate Park, South Molton - Torrington Skate Park
GOING FISHING
Angling, Fishing, Nature Trails, Canoeing, Wind Surfing, Bird Watching, Camping?
Near Bude - Tamar Lakes, Upper Tamar Map Ref. LR190 288118/Lower Tamar Map Ref. LR190 294107
Bideford - Melbury - Map Ref.LR190 385200, Jennetts - Map Ref.LR190 443248
Torrington - Darracott - Map Ref. LR180 511212
Ilfracombe - Lower Slade - Map Ref LR180 503452
Blackmoor Gate/ South Molton. Wistland Pond - Map Ref. LR180 642417
Exmoor Wimbleball Lake Map Ref LR181 960300
SAILING - Instow - Wimbleball Lake
NORTH DEVON BEACHES
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Bucks Mills - Combe Martin - Croyde Bay- Hele Bay - Putsborough - Woolacombe - Instow - Spekes Mill - Saunton Sands - Welcombe - Westward Ho!
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BEACH SAFETY
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COAST/COUNTRYSIDE
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Landmark Trust
Public Rights of Way
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LIBRARY SERVICES
Devon Library Services
LOCAL AUTHORITIES
Bideford Town Council
North Devon District
Devon County
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PARISH/TOWN COUNCILS
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Woolsery
LOCAL MARKETS

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Ruby Country Market
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LOCAL NEWSPAPERS
North Devon Gazette
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MOBILITY
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SCHOOLS/Colleges
Bideford College
Great Torrington
Holsworthy High School
Kingsley School
Petroc
Westcroft School
SHOPPING CENTRES
Barnstaple
Green Lanes
Bideford
Atlantic Village
WEATHER/MARITIME
Met Office: Weather
Tide Prediction
Maritime & Coastguard Agency
The Environment Agency
 
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