Devon Ramblings

Devon Ramblings

Devon is the only English county with two separate 2 coastlines, the English Channel to the south and the Irish Sea and Bristol Channel to the North. Dartmoor is the largest open space in southern England at 368 sq miles. 65% of the National Park is made of granite. The county is home to everything from single track rural lanes across Dartmoor and Exmoor to major highways like the A38 and A30 - as well as the M5.

The Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site chartered in 2001, stretches for 95 miles, from Orcombe Point, Exmouth, to Old Harry Rocks, near Swanage, Dorset. The entire length can be walked on the South West Coast Path, which runs 630 miles from Minehead, Somerset, to Poole Harbour, Dorset. Prawle Point near Salcombe is the most southerly part of Devon, while Foreland Point near Lynton is the most northerly.

The historic county comprises the entire geographic county, as well as a small area along the border of the district of West Dorset in the administrative county of Dorset and a larger area extending west from Werrington along the River Otter within the historic district of North Cornwall in the Cornwall unitary authority.

Ever noticed the Devon flag? It’s a green, white and black flag and was chosen by a competition run by the BBC in 2003. The colours represent the hills, the moors and the sea.

Devon is home to the country’s only 16-sided house A La Ronde, a National Trust property in east Devon.

Interestingly, the following rock and pop stars were born in Devon:

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