Incredible landscapes.

Extraordinary things to do.

Beautiful places to stay.

What Will You See?

We could fill a whole website with what you can see on the Hartland Peninsula in the great outdoors, but for a wonderful taster see below for highlights of the beautiful animals, plants, sea-life and rock formations to look for when you come.

Intro What Will You See

The Peninsula is home to some of North Devon's most abudant wildlife.  For just a sample of what you may see, please see below. 

Part of our work is understanding how people use the landscapes here.  Please would you spare just 2 minutes to take our short, 4 question wildlife survey. 

Long ribs of rock in the sand near Hartland Quay copyright Clive OrmondeGeology:
The cliffs all along the Peninsula, especially Hartland Quay
Folded and compressed rocks, jutting ribs in the sand, fossils, highest granite cliffs in England, Blackchurch Rock 



A beautiful beech tree in the woods near ClovellyWoodland & Hedgerows:
Clovelly Woods, Brownsham Woods, Hartland Abbey grounds

Badgers, Bank Vole, Bats, Deer, Dormouse, Hedgehog, Muntjac Deer, Squirrels, Bluebells, Snowdrops, Primroses, Wild garlic, Devon Violets, Beech, Oak, Devon Whitebeam, Hazel, Blackthorn


Brown HaresMoorland, Heathland and Grassland
Bursdon Moor, Deptford Farm Pastures

Brown Hare, Deer, Fox, Rabbits, Stoats and Weasels, Marsh Fritillary, Pearl-edged Fritillary, Green Hairstreak, Curlew, Meadow Pipit. Skylark, Barn Owl, Purple Moor Grass, Devil’s-bit Scabious, Bog Violet, Marsh Orchid, Heath Spotted Orchid


Sea & Coastline
All along the South West Coastpath and particularly Hartland Point, Hartland Quay, Spekes Mill Mouth

Common Dolphins, Common Seals, Grey Seal, Basking Sharks, Bottlenose Dolphins, Porpoises, Puffins, Peregrine Falcons, Kestrels, Ravens, Rock pipits, Oyster catcher, Cormorant, Thrift, Sea Lavender, Sea Campion, Gorse, Geology, Crabs, Seaweed, Anemones


A beautiful otter, from the Devon Wildlife Trust www.devonwildlifetrust.orgRivers & Streams

Mink, Otters, Dipper, Kingfisher, Golden Ringed Dragonfly, Bats, Freshwater pearl mussel, Grey Heron