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WILD SWIMMING IN NORTH DEVON

WILD SWIMMING IN NORTH DEVON

Rewilding at its best

Wild swimming can be a surprising salve to modern life and lockdown. A wild swim isn’t about comfort, or room temperature, it's about exhileration and feeling alive. Every shiver and glow, the buzz of serotonin and endorphins. To climb slippery riverbanks and rocks, then plunge into crisp, cool water is a full brain/boday collab....

A Coast For All Sea-sons

A Coast For All Sea-sons

The sea never sleeps

In the winter, when the rest of the world feels empty and lethargic, the North Devon coast is a breath of fresh air. A borderland between the land and sea. Even on the greyest days, the sea mirrors the light, sunbeams gathering in pools and shifting on ripples like quicksilver. The coast may be quiet, but the sea never sleeps. In the downtime between September and May, Woolacombe has an energy you...

The Power of Vitamin Sea

The Power of Vitamin Sea

More than a hashtag

There is something irresistible about the coastline, where soft sand and jagged rock meet the water. It is never the same, sometimes wild with the crash and tumble of white horses, at others, still and luminous in the setting sun. But are there intrinsic benefits to being by the sea? Many scientists think there are, and their research is dredging up a host of health and wellness benefits of spending...

20 Reasons Why You Should Never Ever Visit Woolacombe

20 Reasons Why You Should Never Ever Visit Woolacombe

It's so 'meh'...

[4 minute read] The hotel team have put together this tongue-in-cheek warning for anybody who might be planning a visit to North Devon’s tempting mix of dramatic cliffs, wild seas and sandy beaches. Why would you want to do such a thing? We genuinely don't know...

Take a Trip to Lundy Island

Take a Trip to Lundy Island

Satisfy your wanderlust

One for the explorers is Lundy Island. Lundy lies 10 miles off the coast of North Devon, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Bristol Channel with nothing between it and America. Read all about it - find out the best times to visit Lundy Island, how to get to Lundy Island and discover the simple pleasures of this off-the-beaten track destination...

The North Devon Coffee Guide

The North Devon Coffee Guide

The Best Coffee Shops in North Devon

Full of beans and the centre of a developing foodie scene, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the North Devon café scene is growing in acclaim. Looking for the best coffee shops in North Devon? Here’s where to start. North Devon – home to jaw-dropping coastline, some of Devon’s coolest things to do, surf-perfect waves and… coffee shops. Check out these cool...