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Eco-Friendly Devon

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Greener stays with us...

We are lucky enough to live in one of the most beautiful parts of England, situated in a world-class environment of dunes, grassland and moors, coastline and sea in just seven UNESCO World Biosphere designations in the UK. It's so important to preserve this natural wonder that we ask our guests to respect and protect these sensational surroundings so they can be enjoyed by generations to come. 

With this in mind, there are many businesses in Devon that also do their bit, and with the number of areas of outstanding beauty, the gorgeous coastline and the national parks, it’s no surprise we’re all so keen to preserve this amazing country. 

You might think that going on an eco-friendly holiday means having to sacrifice some of the little luxuries you expect while on a break, but that’s not true at all! Unless you fancy going back to basics of course! If you love to travel and you’re looking for some greener ideas of things to do during your stay take a look at our top suggestions. 

Couple walking down sandy path
South West Coast Path

So much more than just a 630-mile trail, the Path is a source of inspiration, a beacon of hope during difficult times and a place where people realise just what they're capable of. As a corporate partner, we are helping to celebrate and preserve one of the best walks in the world.

South West Coast Path at Westward Ho! Looking to Clovelly
Northam Burrows Wildlife Trail

This wildlife trail is a self-guided, circular walk around the Northam Burrows Country Park at Westward Ho!, where you will encounter a range of incredible coastal species in the sand dunes, rocky shore, beach, salt marsh and mudflats.

Lynton and lynmouth cliff railway
The Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway

The multi-award-winning and famous Lynton and Lynmouth funicular Cliff Railway is the highest and the steepest totally water powered railway in the world and holds the Green Tourism 'Gold' award for sustainable tourism and several other heritage and transport awards. The Cliff Railway connects the twin towns of Lynton and Lynmouth providing stunning coastal views and is the UK’s only fully water-powered railway and one of just three examples left in the World!

Braunton bat trail

Braunton is thought to have the second largest population of Greater Horseshoe bats in the UK and they are so special that a Site of Scientific Interest has been set up around Braunton. Braunton Countryside Centre offer guided walks with experts on hand to answer your questions, but you can follow the trail on your own at any time. You are more likely to see them in the summer months and usually towards dusk when it’s just starting to go dark (and spooky). They may still be around in autumn but less likely.

Children running through the dunes
Dynamic Dunescapes

Dunes are great places for families. Tuck into a picnic in the shelter between the tall dunes, feel the bare sand between your toes and search for wildlife and rare plants in the dune slacks. At Saunton Sands, there are plenty of sand dunes to take advantage of so download and take a look at the Dynamic Dunescapes 30 things to do in the dune or download and bring with you the Dune spotter guide. 

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