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5 Things To Add To Your North Devon Bucket List In 2024

Heading to North Devon this year and wondering how you’re going to narrow down a list of all the incredible things to do in the county during your stay? Well don’t worry after extensive research, we’ve compiled the top things to include in your North Devon bucket list this year.

Whether you’re visiting for a long weekend or several weeks, these are our top 5 must dos while you’re here. See how many you can tick off during your stay!

1. Cycle A Stretch Of The Tarka Trail

Inspired by Tarka The Otter, The Tarka Trail is an 180 mile, figure eight loop exploring the diversity and beauty that the North Devon countryside has to offer. Bring your own or hire a bike as it’s one of the best ways to explore North Devon. Pick any stretch and get pedalling, you definitely won’t forget it.

2. Send a Postcard from the world’s oldest private postal service on Lundy Island

A day trip over to Lundy Island is a must if you’re visiting North Devon. Travel over on the MS Oldenburg from either Bideford or Ilfracombe and explore the 5km length of island bliss. Make sure to send a postcard from the world’s oldest private postal service while you’re there. Established in 1929, some 350 Lundy stamps have been issued since. Many of them now are very rare and highly collectible.

3. Paddleboard at Combe Martin to find ‘Little Thailand’ 

Paddleboarding is a must here in North Devon as there are several wonderful spots perfect for exploring. There are also plenty of places here that offer lessons for beginners. Combe Martin is one of the best spots to launch, along with being our teams’ personal favourites. Here you can paddle out to ‘Little Thailand’ (aka Broadsands Beach), climb the island lookout and see if you can spot Dave the Dolphin. It’s also a perfect little swimming spot and tends not to be as busy as the main beaches. It’s a real favourite with the locals.

4. Devour fish and chips on Westward Ho!’s pebble ridge

You haven’t had fish and chips unless you’ve had them from a real North Devon chippy! Westward Ho!’s pebble ridge is one of the best places to do so. With great views out to the wild Atlantic waves, it’s a great place to inhale some fresh sea air and a scrummy battered cod.

5. Visit the goats on the edge of the Valley of the Rocks

A place we’ve featured many times here on the Riverside blog but if you’ve been you’ll know why. You’ll feel like you’re in a film when standing on the dramatic rocks, amongst the goats and gazing out over the panoramic views of the sparkling sea below. An area of fantastic phot ops, and great selection of beautiful coastal walks. Plus, don’t leave until you’ve found the witch, another magical local secret waiting to be discovered in this magical area!

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Looking for the perfect place to stay whilst visiting North Devon & Exmoor?

Here at Riverside we’ve been providing a range of accommodation for nearly 20 years. 

Our central location makes us the perfect base to explore the local area. 

To find out more give us a call on 01769 579269, drop us an email at relax@exmoorriverside.co.uk or book online here.

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During low season 7 nights for the price of 6!

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