With the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Bristol Channel on another Hartland peninsular is recognised government area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The breath-taking scenery of the rugged cliffs, sheer cliff faces and secluded covers of the south west coastal path, which runs along its shores, making this area a mecca for walkers. This stretch of coast was once notorious for ships wrecked on its shores, that a lighthouse was built at Hartland Point to warn the ships well away from its dangers. The area is also popular for “get away from it all breaks”, as it has such a relaxed atmosphere as well as all year round and the traditional summer breaks. The coast is just over 2 miles in each direction from the site and there are plenty of attractions to be had in the area from surfing at Bude, Widemouth, Westward Ho! And many smaller beaches, to rock climb, fishing, horse ringing and many more.
It is for this reason that Hartland has always been a self-supporting community, un-commercialised, unspoilt, yet it boasts a whole array of local shops, Post Office, Café, Garage, Fish and Chip shop (takeaway) and three village Pubs serving fresh cooked meals and real ales, all to cater for Devon’s second largest parish and still thriving, friendly rural community.
Dog owners & Ramblers/walkers
Within a few minutes’ walk of the site there are large woodlands, numerous quiet lanes, an extensive footpath network and the breath-taking coast path that runs along this coast making it an ideal location for dog owners and ramblers alike.
What to do in the area?
Book a tour at The Hartland Abbey
Walk down the cobbles to discover Clovelly Fishing Village