With so many areas of outstanding natural beauty, from rugged windswept coasts and towering mountain peaks to gentle hills and quiet woodlands, it could be just the time to get out and about with the help of VisitBritain.
Devon, with its position in the south west of England, has two magnificent coastlines and the wild moorlands of Exmoor and Dartmoor. The north is rural with superb surfing along the Atlantic-facing coast, while the south has pretty seaside towns and rolling fields.
Dartmoor National Park is an area of upland moorland, famous for the exposed granite hilltops known as tors. The area is also known for its rich archaeological remains, including many standing stones, stone circles and cairns. Exmoor National Park, which extends into Somerset, was a former hunting forest and stretches along the northern Devonshire coastline. It includes the highest sea cliffs in the country, with rocky promontories, tumbling ravines and cascading waterfalls.
To the south, the Jurassic Coast is regarded as one of the most wondrous natural locations in the whole of Britain. It stretches almost 100 miles from East Devon to the neighbouring county of Dorset. The South West Coast Path takes in its whole length.
Despite its name, the coastline also takes in cliffs formed during earlier and later geological periods. The stunning natural formations found along its length include the rock arch at Durdle Door. Many beautiful beaches can be found here, including Chesil Beach and Lulworth Cove.
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