The entire Hartland Peninsula is an Area of Outstanding Natural
Beauty. The spectacular Atlantic coastline is complemented by
hanging valleys, tumbling waterfalls, ancient woodlands and
flowers, animals, birds and marine life of every kind. About the area.
Photo: Mouth Mill Beach
Beautiful places to stay.
With fewer than thirty accommodation providers on the Peninsula you
are always guaranteed to be far from the madding crowd. Choose from
luxury self-catering, charming bed & breakfasts, cliff side campsites and
even a camping barn and a youth hostel. Find places to stay
Santa Claus is coming to town, thanks to the Bideford Round Table.
Throughout December, Father Christmas will be calling at various towns and villages all around the Torridge area. Last year the Round Table’s tour raised more than £9,000. To follow the route, visit www.bideford roundtable.co.uk.
Hartland Square. You know Christmas is finally here when it's Carols in the Square with Hartland Town Band. This annual tradition means that the big day is almost here and it's time for the festivities to truly begin. Bring all the family for this wonderfullly traditionally start to Christmas.
At the Parish Hall, Hartland. Delicious festive food & drink and unique gifts, arts & crafts. A wonderful chance to purhcase your Christmas fruit, veg, cheese, meat & cream plus last minute perfect gifts.
Clovelly Boxing Day Barbeque. Bring your family and friends for a relaxing Boxing Day and enjoy a lunch time barbecue of meat, fish and vegetables at the harbour with a background of live jazz music. A varied menu with a New Orleans twist, all individually priced. FREE entry to the village on the day. For further details see www.clovelly.co.uk
Most of us have heard woodpeckers... but how many of us have seen one? The Great spotted woodpecker can be seen all year round in our woodlands and hedgerows, although they are quite shy and will often play 'hide and seek' with watchers! Up to 23cm they are black and white with a distinctive crimson area under the tail. They live on insects and grubs living in dead trees - pecking and boring for them produces that distinctive drumming sound.
They are not particulary endangered but you can still report sightings to the Devon Biodiversity Records Centre.