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50 Things to do in North Devon #1

50 Things to do in North Devon #1

Valley of the Rocks

Discover the first of our '50 Things to do in North Devon' series: the Valley of Rocks. It's arguably one of the most spectacular scenic locations on Exmoor....

CHEF'S TIPS

CHEF'S TIPS

Sourdough Secrets

Baking holds a special place in our hearts. Not only does it deliver on treat-factor, it's also a great way to calm an anxious mind. Following a process through from start to finish helps increase positivity, and there's no better baking test than bread, specifically the mighty sourdough...

CALORIES: WHAT EXACTLY ARE THEY?

CALORIES: WHAT EXACTLY ARE THEY?

...and exactly how do they work? We all talk about them, and many of us count them. But what exactly are we dealing with? And with so many new approaches and diets in the media, do they even matter?...

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...