Things To See and Do

Explore all the extraordinary things to see and do in North Devon here on the Hartland Peninsula. Choose from family fun, walking, historic houses and gardens, local food & drink, arts and crafts, exploring the outdoors and plenty of free days out too. All year round find events, attractions and much more.

  1. The South West Coast Path on the Hartland Peninsula
    The iconic South West Coast Path encircles the whole Peninsula offering beautiful, dramatic coastal walking.   This world renowned 630 mile route goes from Minehead in Somerset to Poole in...
  2. Hartland Abbey, Hartland, North Devon. Historic house and grounds and a still li
    NEW: The Abbey and Gardens are now open Sunday to Thursday all season with the Tea Rooms open every day too. The Tea Rooms are under new management with exciting new menus. Hartland Abbey is...
  3. The water wheel at Docton Mill Gardens & Tea Room, Hartland, North Devon
    Walk the beautiful gardens, enjoy an indulgent cream tea or lunch (free entry to the tea room) and buy rare and beautiful plants at the beautiful Docton Mill Gardens and Tea Room .    Set...
  4. Slipware from Springfield Pottery, one of the many artists and artisans open all
    The beautiful scenery, glorious light and uncluttered way of life has attracted and inspired artists and craftspeople for hundreds of years.  Hartland is famous for its pottery...
  5. Hartland Quay, courtesy of Hartland Quay Hotel, North Devon
    This wildly beautiful bay offers an ancient quay, some of the most spectacular geology in Northern Europe, the Shipwreck and Smuggling Museum, the Hartland Quay Hotel and Wreckers Retreat Bar,...
  6. Beautiful Lundy Island off the Hartland Peninsula
    For a totally unique experience, visit magical Lundy Island.  It is a startlingly beautiful place, nestled like a jewel in the Atlantic, three and a half miles long and half a mile wide, just 12...
  7. Fabulous food delights on the Hartland Peninsula - the home of North Devon's fin
    Hartland has a long history of farming, fishing and local production, so the food and drink here is second to none, and the ways to enjoy it are endless. Why not... take a Food & Farm Safari and...
  8. Cheristow Lavender Farm, Hartland, North Devon. Exceptional tea rooms, gardens,
    Like a mini-Provence, with rows and rows of lavender, Cheristow Lavender is an absolutely glorious, exotic sight in full bloom.  Cheristow Lavender is a unique family run business and attraction...
  9. Shifting Sands by Rob Seymour Photography, Hartland, North Devon
    See stunning shoreline and seascape photography and be inspired to take your own photographs of the incredible landscapes of the Hartland Peninsula. Over 35 years of living and working in North Devon...
  10. Hartland House Spa outdoor swimspa - fantastic holidays, breaks and treatments
    Spend an afternoon, day or even longer at Hartland's beautiful spa set in spectacular scenery.  Soak or steam away aches and pains, be soothed with a seaweed wrap, salt scrub or massage,...
  11. Devon badgers, courtesy of Local Surfer
    Even if you aren’t usually a wildlife fanatic there is something undeniably uplifting and enchanting about catching a fleeting glimpse of a red fox, sighting a pod of dolphins, gazing down at...
  12. Speke's Mill Mouth watefall, courtesy of H2O Alchemist www.flickr.com/photos/h2o
    Because of the nature of the landscapea and the very high cliffs, many streams and rivers on the Peninsula terminate in beautiful waterfalls.   Find them with the help of our Beaches and...
  13. A fishing boat trip along the spectacular coastline.
    Get out on the water with an experienced guide and even catch your own supper, all rods, reels and bait provided.  Take a boat trip to see the coast from a different perspective and watch for...
  14. Clovelly, North Devon with its picturesque cobbled streets and ancient quay
    The picturesque, historic, fishing village of Clovelly is uniquely special in that it has no cars on its streets. Donkeys and sledges are the only form of transport along its cobbled ways. Its...
  15. Follow an exciting drive/walk Treasure Trail on the Hartland Peninsula
    Download one of our four free Heritage Trails (in paper and/or audio) and explore 1200 years of history across the Peninsula.  These short but detailed walks will show you exactly what to look...
  16. Common Bluebell, thanks to Devon Wildlife Trust www.devonwildlifetrust.org
    The coast path, public footpaths and trails wind in and out of woodland and fields literally carpeted, at different times, in vast drifts of flowers.  Depending on when you visit, you will see:...
  17. Hartland Carnival
    Hartland village, once called Harton Borough, is a timeless, unspoilt rural gem. For over a thousand years the village has been the hub of social and community life for the whole Peninsula, so is...
  18. Cycling through Tarka Country on the Tarka Trailn - Stuart Berry
    Many of the lanes criss-crossing the Peninsula offer exceptional, very low traffic cycling with spectacular views (and nice watering stops!). There are also off-road cycling routes.   A...
  19. Climbing at Hartland Quay
    The amazing Peninsula geology is among the most special in Northern Europe and offers stunning climbing and abseiling for beginners and experts. Local clubs, charity groups and activity centres...
  20. Milky Way Theme Park and Family Attraction, near Clovelly, North Devon
    For all weather, all action family fun treat the children to a day out at the Milky Way near Clovelly or the Big Sheep at Abbosham.   The Milky Way Adventure Park has Devon’s...
  21. Living willow at the Yarner Trust
    Make the most of the inspiring atmosphere and learn a new skill or improve on an existing one.   Bring your own materials and get out sketching and painting, or have a go at something...
  22. Hartland Quay Hotel - right on the clliff edge on the South West Coast Path
    There are few pleasures as rewarding as good food and drink shared with good company.  Add a virtuous stroll to the pub to burn calories and improve your carbon footprint and you've got the...
  23. Surfing at Hartland Quay
    Experienced surfers will love the challenge of the exceptional waves around the Peninsula.  The best surf beaches are at Speke's Mill Mouth and Hartland Quay.  See the Beaches and Beauty...
  24. Seal in Lundy waters, courtesy of Peter Price
    The clear marine waters around the coast and Lundy offer exceptional diving visibility and are extremely popular with clubs all around the country.  In fact they are so exceptional and rich...
  25. Hartland Forest Golf Club
    Take an unhurried, round at some of the most scenic courses in the country. The oldest golf club in England, the historic Royal North Devon Golf Club is at nearby Westward Ho!.  Or just a...
  26. Canadian Canoeing on the Torridge courtesty of Bideford Cycle, Surf & Kayak Hire
    Get a completely different perspective by exploring the coastline from the sea  - and get a close encounter with dolphins, seals, sea birds and other marine life. You can also river canoe in...
  27. North Devon Festivals Logo
    Whatever your tastes, there is a fantastic array of things going on near the Hartland Peninsula.  There are regular crab, lobster, herring and beer festivals at Clovelly; Appledore’s May...
  28. Sundown at Hartland Quay - copyright Bob Seymour
    With absolutely no light pollution and nothing between you and the horizon, every clear night on the Peninsula brings an astonishing celestial display.  It is often enough to just sit on...
  29. The Vale in snow - perfect for winter walks, Hartland, North Devon
    Christmas and New Year is a fantastic time on the Peninsula.  The scenery is stunning: the land, woodlands and moor wear their winter finery and the sea awes with its winter power....
  30. Welcombe Equine - personalised horse riding with a highly experienced trainer
    Welcombe Equine offers beach rides, guided ride outs and completely personalised horse riding for adults and children with a highly experienced trainer on the stunning North Devon and...