5 days   £390
Mon 14th - Fri 18th March 2022
Single Room Supplement £80


North Devon is an area of outstanding natural beauty with Exmoor being the second of our National Parks.  There are splendid coastal views, golden beaches, picturesque villages and an abundance of wild life.  The authors of Westward Ho! and Tarka The Otter are testimony to this.  In fact Charles Kingsley wrote part of his tale whilst staying at the 17th century Royal Hotel in Bideford, our base for the 5 days.  The town straddles both banks of the River Torridge linked by its unique bridge of 24 different width arches, and the tree lined quay is still used by small ships.   As soon as you step inside the luxurious Royal you will enter a world of traditional comfort combined with modern amenities and first class service.  Fresh local produce is served in the superb Regency Restaurant.  All rooms are en-suite with TV and tea facilities.  The hotel has a lift.

Provisional Itinerary:

Day 1: Mid-morning departure from the Midlands. The final section of the journey will be graced by long-reaching views of Exmoor and parts of Dartmoor.

Day 2: Full day excursion. First we visit Woolacombe and then continue via Combe Martin on the edge of the Exmoor National Park, to the Valley of the Rocks and Lynton.

Day 3: A leisurely excursion, we head west along the Atlantic Highway in to North Cornwall, visiting the scenic town of Bude and the secluded village of Boscastle.

Day 4: At leisure in Bideford. An opportunity to walk/cycle the Tarka Trail or browse the Pannier Market.

Day 5: Return to the Midlands. 

Take a look at our short video of the last time we ran this tour: