Drive around from the Burrows and you will arrive at the thriving fishing village of Appledore, with boats bobbing on the River Torridge. The village offers a splendid range of shops, hotels, pubs and galleries.
The waterfront is the focal point of Bideford’s appeal to the visitor. Last year the whole area was upgraded to match the new Quayside development, even to the extent of planting new trees more in-keeping with the environment beside the river.
Straddling the border of North Devon with Somerset, the Exmoor National Park is a haven from the pressures and noise of modern-day living. It is the home of the red deer, the famous ponies, soaring buzzards and remote villages.
Woolacombe is many miles away from the hustle and bustle of modern-day living. Its beautifully kept, three-mile stretch of golden sand has won both the Blue Flag and Premier Seaside Beach awards. Its pedigree as a Blue Flag Beach has been confirmed again this year.
You can walk or cycle along a safe track that was once the railway line skirting the Taw and Torridge rivers and their estuaries, enjoying vistas of water, fields and woods. Isley Marsh is an RSPB nature reserve where you will see great flocks of wading birds and wildfowl flying in to feed on the estuary mudflats.