Although we were staying in Cornwall, we drove north into Devon to see two areas that had been particularly recommended.
The first was Clovelly, a small village on the Devon coast. I really thought that it would not be that much different from others we had seen, such as Boscastle and Port Isaac. How wrong I was!
I was surprised to find that it is a tourist attraction with an admission applicable and the whole village is privately owned and has been since the 13th century. The main street is cobbled and so steep that there is no vehicular traffic. Apparently, any goods are moved on sledges pulled by donkeys.
Here are a couple of views of the main street – I would call it a pathway – which descends 120 metres to the harbour.
For a complete change of scenery we headed south-east towards Dartmoor National Park. It is quite different to National Parks that we are familiar with in Australia as there are villages and farms within the park boundaries and grazing even on the most remote parts of the moor. There are also military training areas within the park. Nevertheless, the top of the moors offered some amazing views and I would love to be able to spend more time in the area.
What a contrast between the quaint fishing village of Clovelly and the wild, windswept moorland of Dartmoor – and we saw both in one day.