Some of our latest news, thoughts and the odd bit of helpful advice.
We were really pleased to have raised £162 at our Macmillan Coffee and Cake morning. Many of our colleagues from North Devon Farm Holidays came to Spreacombe armed with homemade cakes and cash. We lit the woodburner in our barn - chatted, ate cake, drank coffee and were pleased to be able to give such a good cause our proceeds.Read more
It is difficult to think of a better way to spend a few hours than heading out to the cliff path to walk around Morte Point, only about 10 minutes from Spreacombe. We parked in Mortehoe and had another great experience walking past the church to the cliff and around. The views of both Woolacombe beach and the craggy coves were as stunning as usual and we saw seal on the Ilfracombe/Lee side of The Point. Bird watchers were out with binoculars and the local sheep were largely unbothered by us as they were busy having their lunch. Annie was invited to walk ahead for the photo shoot - she is...Read more
"Dramatic river gorge, ancient woodlands, tea garden and shop in stunning surroundings" is how the National Trust website describes Watersmeet - about 40 minutes from Spreacombe. Well recommended for a trip, we took a picnic and ate it on the walk along the river from Watersmeet to Rockford. On our return we had a delicious cream tea back at the National Trust Watersmeet House and browsed the shop before then walking in the other direction to Lynmouth. We think that we walked about 9.5 miles and certainly deserved our cream tea.Read more
One of our current favourite short trips. Park at the National Trust Car Park, near Hunters Inn, Exmoor and walk along the valley to Heddon's Mouth Beach. The beach is home to a restored 19th century lime kiln. The stones make a change from our normal sandy beaches and in the past we have seen seal here. The walking bit takes about an hour but this of course depends on how long you take building your stone scupture - we thought that this one was a pretty good effort. The link takes you to the National Trust website and full description of the walk. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/heddon-...Read more