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Bring your dog for a truly dog-friendly holiday to South Devon. Ruth and her faithful companion Kes the Collie can vouch for many great walks, and dog-friendly beaches, cafes, pubs and restaurants in the area.
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Julie Hinder was intrigued to find our more about the brave Sea Dogs of Start Bay who swam out and helped bring in the catch for fishing communities.
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April to July are perfect months to come on holiday to South Devon to see the colourful display of wildflowers which appear in our local hedgerows. But it's not just plants which thrive in these wonderful wildlife habitats. . .
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The National Trust's Overbeck's garden and museum is tucked into a belt of woodland high above Salcombe estuary and beaches, and is a stone's throw from dramatic and spectacular views around Starehole Bay at Bolt Head on the the South West Coast Path.
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Michael Morpurgo's adaptation of the D Day Landing practices which took place at Slapton Sands near Dittiscombe will be played out at The Globe in London in August.
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The lanes are a very special feature of our South Devon landscape. The transition from fast roads to single-tracked lanes is the sign that your holiday has really started!
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This is a great time to take a short break. Prices are lower, beaches are empty, and the logs are piled high ready for an evening snuggled up in front of the woodburner with a good book!
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We have no light pollution here in Dittiscombe valley so our dark skies are dotted with stars, and sometimes we see the Milky Way too. Last night was no exception . . .
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The National Trust house of Cotehele in the Tamar Valley of Cornwall is set in a tranquil place and it's easy to lose yourself in the gardens and ancient woodland.
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Built by the D'Oyly Carte family in the 1920s, this Arts and Crafts house is imbued with the Jazz Age - but step outside and the exotic garden takes centre stage.