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Browsing local attractions within 10 miles of Walk County Gate, Exmoor
Church Lane, Parracombe, Barnstaple, North Devon, EX31 4RJ, (8 miles, 13kms), Tel: 0117 9291766, Email, www.visitchurches.org.uk/Ourchurches/Completelistofchurches/St-Petrocks-Church-Parracombe-Devon/
A legendary moorland church with a perfect interior and a musical history… Set in glorious countryside on the edge of Exmoor this medieval hilltop church enjoys stunning views across open moor.
The Churches Conservation Trust is the national charity protecting historic churches at risk. Our unique collection of English parish churches is free to visit and includes irreplaceable examples of architecture, archaeology and art.
Visit the legendary Lynton & Barnstaple Railway at Woody Bay Station. A mile of the original route has been reopened with a steam train service. The route offers stunning views of the Bristol Channel.
Exmoor National Park, Dulverton, Somerset, North Devon, EX35 6HW, (5 miles, 7kms)
The valley is believed to owe its existence to the dissection by coastal cliff recession of a former extension of the valley of the East Lyn River which now meets the sea at Lynmouth.
Exmoor National Park, Dulverton, Somerset, North Devon, TA24 7QP, (9 miles, 15kms)
Tarr Steps is a medieval clapper bridge over the river Barle which spans the fifty-five foot river in seventeen spans of flat stone. Close by are burial mounds of Bronze Age men from 5,000 years ago.
Porlock, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 8PY, (6 miles, 10kms), www.porlockweir.com/porlock_weir.html
A pebbly 4 mile long beach comprised of a shingle ridge of considerable archaeological and geographical significance. Popular for swimming, fishing, surfing and sailing - although care needs to be taken when swimming, and surfing.