70 years of National Parks – Exmoor on our doorstep!

The Prince of Wales joined hundreds of people at a “big picnic” to celebrate the anniversary of the law allowing national parks to be created.

The event hosted by the Exmoor National Parks Authority marks 70 years since the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act was passed.

Since then, 15 national parks have been created in the UK, attracting millions of visitors each year, including our very own Exmoor.

The act was born out of a decades-long campaign that led to the mass trespass of the Peak District’s Kinder Scout in 1932.

During the protest, hundreds of ramblers walked on to private land on Kinder Scout, in Derbyshire, to assert their “right to roam”. The Kinder Scout protest was credited for bringing the question of public access to rural Britain into focus.

In 1951, the Peak District the protesters had “invaded” was declared a national park.

By the end of the 1950s, thanks to the passing of the 1949 Act, 10 national parks had been established.

Those 10 parks were the Peak District, the Lake District, Snowdonia, Dartmoor, Pembrokeshire Coast, North York Moors, Yorkshire Dales, Exmoor, Northumberland and the Brecon Beacons.

Since then, a further five parks have been established: The Broads, Cairngorms, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, New Forest and South Downs. A spokesman for the Campaign for National Parks said the establishment of the national parks remained “our premier achievement and indeed one of the top environmental achievements of the past 100 years”.

“National Parks offer so much to the country and simply wouldn’t exist­ were it not for the foresight and determination of those who fought for their establishment,”

Come, see for yourself the rugged and unspoilt beauty of Exmoor. The Autumn colours enhance an already beautiful coastline and moor creating a paintbox world that is waiting for you to explore.

For warm and comfortable accommodation visit north-devon-farm-holidays.co.uk where a friendly host will welcome you and invite you share our gorgeous county.

Walking in the rain!

North Devon is such a beautiful part of the county, even when it’s raining! Today we walked along the Tarka Trail, the autumn colours are starting to appear and trail was looking really pretty. We stopped on the bridge to look at the gently flowing river and we watched a dairy herd, who were munching happily in the fields below. It was then home for a cup of tea and piece of farmhouse fruitcake.

You are always welcome here in North Devon, even when it’s raining there is so much to see and do, plenty of beautiful places to stay and lots of attractions open. Visit our website to find out who has availability, why not take a last minute break or check out our special deals to see what we can offer ………we really look forward to meeting you.

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Holsworthy Show 2019!

Plans are well underway for the 123rd Holsworthy and Stratton Agricultural show, which will take place on Thursday 22nd August 2019.

We pride ourselves on being a great day out for all the family and we have a superb range of entertainment for everyone.

We have lots of exciting plans for our Entertainment ring, including Bubble Football, Gun Dugs, Childrens Races, Ferrets and much much more. The full line up is available on our ‘What’s On’ page soon, which is being updated all the time.

We have a wide range of equestrian, cattle, sheep and pygmy goat classes. From tiny goats to huge bulls, we try to ensure there is a class for all. The grand parade of prize winners is a sight to behold.

The fun dog show is open to all, with all proceeds going to charity. And if all that isn’t enough, we have over 200 trade stands offering everything from handmade jewellery to huge agricultural machinery. We are famous for having a happy laid back atmosphere. We look forward to welcoming back our old friends and for those of you who have never been, this is the year to come and see what we are all about.

Showground address: Killatree Cross, Pyworthy, Holsworthy, Devon, EX22 6LP



Ewe wouldn’t want to miss it ……….See you there!

Gin, Beer & Music Festival, Ilfracombe.

24th – 26th August 2019. Celebrate Summer with the Ilfracombe Beer and Food Festival. 24th – 26th August 2019

BEER
FOOD
LIVE MUSIC
CHILDREN’S ENTERTAINMENT
FANCY DRESS OPTIONAL
70’S SHOW (ticket cost)

There is always a good excuse for a beer and some food! Come along and see what this event has to offer in the very North of our beautiful county. Ilfracombe has all you could want in a chilled time by the sea and while you are there you could visit ‘Verity’ our famous statue by Damien Hirst .

We would love to see you there!

For amazing places to stay, both B & B or self catering please visit north-devonfarm-holidays.co.uk , whatever the weather our welcome is always warm!

See you there!