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
Clovelly was once a major centre for herring fishing and our annual Herring Festival is held to promote these tasty, nutritious 'Silver Darlings' and support carefully managed fishing as carried out by our local fishermen.
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.