The Hartland Peninsula
Bude, North Cornwall

Details for The Hartland Peninsula

Hartland Peninsular
Hartland Point

The Hartland Peninsula can be found on the just a short drive over the county border on the North West coast of Devon, and it is the most westerly point of the county.

The whole of the peninsula lies within the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and includes the highest granite cliffs in England, wild heathland and rare fauna and flora.

In addition to it being designated as an AONB the peninsular is part of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve as it has been chosen by the United Nations as an environment which demonstrates a balanced relationship between nature and people.

It is a superb area for walkers as it contains part of the well known South West Coast path. The stretch between Bude and Hartland Quay is quite challenging in places, but is well worth the effort for the stunning views both out to sea and inland. For the less energetic there are also more level sections where the going is easier so the scenery can be enjoyed by all.

There are no major towns on the peninsula but a few villages, Hartland which has three pubs and a several stores, the picturesque coastal village of Clovelly with its narrow streets and from where you can take a boat trip along the coast or even to the island of Lundy, Hartland Quay which houses the Hartland Museum with its exhibits of items salvaged from the dozens of ships that have foundered on this coast over the centuries and Stoke which lies close to the ruins of Hartland Abbey. At Hartland Point you can see the dramatic...

 

This listing has been viewed 2231 times.