Hartland is a truly different holiday destination; the dramatic scenery, coupled with the remoteness and relatively undiscovered countryside make it a great place for exploration, discovery and relaxation
The North Devon Parish of Hartland is the most north-westerly parish in Devon; forming a small triangular peninsular bounded by the Atlantic on two sides. It is within The North Devon Coast Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and the Heritage Coast
The Hartland Peninsula has some of the most dramatic seascapes and coastal scenery in Devon and a sense of remoteness, with levels of tranquillity and dark night skies among the highest in Devon
Hartland grew up around HARTLAND ABBEY; built in 1157 and the last monastery to be dissolved by Henry VIII in 1539.
The abbey and gardens are now open to the public on certain days
For more information visit their website www.hartlandabbey.com
Commissioned in 1586, Hartland Quay was a very active and important port for many decades. Sadly, the quay walls were destroyed by a storm in 1887 and never replaced
Today, Hartland quay is a favourite local beach, local hotel, pub and museum
Visit the Hartland Quay website www.hartlandquayhotel.co.uk
Walking and Nature
Hartland has many footpaths through woodlands, down deep lanes and through summer meadows. There is an amazing array of wildlife to be seen here including many rare plants and insectsWalking and Nature
There are plenty of places to walk:
Get an Ordinance Survey map or walking map (a selection always available at 97) and go… And look while you walk! (identification books available at 97)
Want to know more about local wild flowers?
- Healing & Health
- Folklore & Fairies
- Foraging & Nibbling
- Bees & Butterflies; associations & Ecology
Plantwalk offers pre-arranged and bespoke guided walks in and around Hartland and the North Devon AONB; a great way to relax, learn and enjoy a whole new way to experience the countryside
With the help of a local expert, you will master how to identify a range of common and less common plants you spot along the way. You will learn what is edible and poisonous, what may have medicinal or healing uses, and any associated country tales and customs.
For more information visit www.plantwalk.co.uk
Email enquiries to: email@example.com
There are plenty of beaches to explore:
- Hartland Quay
- Speke’s Mill Mouth
- Welcombe Mouth
- Westward Ho!
There are plenty of special places to visit:
- Braunton Burrows – spectacular sand dune systems with many rare plants and insects
- Broomhill Sculpture Gardens – interesting and thought-provoking sculpture gardens that serve delicious food (see images opposite)
- Clovelly and Clovelly Court Gardens – try visiting Clovelly in the evening to avoid the crowds!
- Rosemoor – World-famous RHS garden
- Hartland Abbey & Gardens