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History of Lundy 

Published: 15/01/2020

Lundy is the largest island in the Bristol Channel. A granite outcrop, 3 miles long and ½ a mile wide, 12 miles (19 km) off the coast of North Devon. The name ‘Lundy’ may already be recognised as it’s the name of a shipping forecast area in the UK and Norse for ‘Puffin Island’.

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Top 5 Reasons to Visit North Devon With Your Family This Year

Published: 28/01/2020

England is home to 48 ceremonial counties and as a nation we have strong opinions about them. There are those we prefer, put it that way.

It’s all personal preference, sure. But some are undeniably prettier, greener, more dramatic, more everything than others. It’s just the way the geological cookie has crumbled over the last few million years. No changing it.

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Beach Clean North Devon

How We Do Our Bit for the Environment

Published: 26/02/2020

At Hele Valley, we are passionate about the environment. Unsurprising, seeing as we are surrounded by some of the most splendid natural scenery in England.

Our guests are always delighted by the stunning countryside in the area, and we are committed to protecting it. So, we thought we’d provide some details about how we make sure we are doing our bit to help.

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The Problem with Plastic Pollution in Our Oceans

Published: 16/04/2020

The thing about plastic, is it’s one of the most useful materials ever invented, that (we’re discovering) shouldn’t have been. For the purposes of human civilisation, plastic is everlasting. This is what’s scary about it. We’ve created something that is perfectly non-biodegradable. Plastic can sit around for 1000 years before it degrades.

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A September to Remember...

Published: 04/09/2020

As the children finally return to school after their summer break, things naturally quieten down around here and September comes in like a mellow sigh of fresh air after the bustling, busy summer. It brings with it pleasantly warm weather, the noticeably warm seas, the first whiff of wood smoke,  the first hints of autumnal colour, sumptuous sunsets and the odd crisp cool morning…which all add up to the perfect time to visit North Devon.

 

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