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Out and about

Yapham enjoys complete tranquillity yet is perfect for visiting nearby tourist attractions such as Hartland Abbey, a delightful stately family home; Clovelly, one of the world's most famous and unique villages; the Tarka Trail, a 180 mile recreational route for cycling and walking enthusiasts; Lundy Island, a peaceful and unspoilt island of outstanding beauty and the South West Coast Path, where the North Devon section is 90 miles long and boasts some of the most spectacular scenery of all.

The village of Hartland

The thriving village of Hartland is only two miles from Yapham. Here you will find a great selection of shops, from food shops offering local produce, Post Office and store with its vast range of services including banking, to a large medical centre, vets, garage, two pubs and three churches.

The village also boasts many skilled craftspeople; furniture makers, potters, photographers and artists.

There are some interesting Victorian terraced houses,a square with handsome Georgian properties and a raised pavement along Fore Street, all of which add to the charm of the village. The parish Church of Saint Nectan, the 'Cathedral' of North Devon is magnificent. It makes an imposing landmark with the tower being 128 feet tall, the highest in Devon.

The Hartland Peninsula

The Hartland Peninsula is in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with wonderful cliff top walks and fabulous secluded beaches and coves. With over twelve miles of breath taking coastal scenery, the area has much to offer to anyone who wishes to enjoy a tranquil setting in a haven of unspoilt beauty.
» Visit The Hartland Peninsula website for more information.

Hartland Point with its lighthouse and Hartland Quay, are only a short distance from the village. Hartland Quay has some of the most spectacular coastal scenery and geology in North West Europe.  Sunsets here are just magical!

Leisure activities - so much to do!

In the surrounding area, you will find wonderful beaches, beautiful gardens and historic houses and also plenty for children to do. Whatever your preference for sport the area can accommodate you! from water sports, fishing and riding to golf and scenic railway trips. Read more about some of these activities under the sections here.