Hartland

"Furthest From The Railway Was Hartland's Claim"

 

It is for this reason that Hartland has always been a self supporting community, un-commercialised, unspoilt, yet it boasts a whole array of local shops, Post Office, Farm Shop & Cafe, Garage, Fish & Chip Shop (takeaway) and three village Pubs serving fresh cooked meals and real ales, all to cater for Devon's second largest parish and still a thriving, friendly rural community.

 

Several craft shops selling their own products and crafts can be found dotted around the village and in the village park their is a children's play area and tennis courts, along with the football pitch. There are also many weekly activities suitable for all ages to be found in and around Hartland, so if you like keeping busy your bound to find something you like.

 

Dog Owners & Ramblers/Walkers

Within a few minutes walk of the site there are large woodlands, numerous quiet lanes, an extensive footpath network and the breathtaking coastal path that runs along this coast, making it an ideal location for dog owners and ramblers alike.

 

Hartland Peninsular

With the Atlantic ocean on one side and the Bristol channel on another the Hartland peninsular is a recognised government Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The breathtaking scenery of rugged cliffs, sheer cliff faces and secluded coves of the south west coastal path, which runs along its shores, make this area a mecca for walkers. This stretch of coast was once so notorious for the amount of ships wrecked on its shores, that a lighthouse was built at Hartland Point to ward ships away from its danger's. The area is also popular for, "get away from it all breaks", as it has such a relaxed atmosphere as well as all year round and the traditional summer breaks. The coast is just over 2 miles in each direction from the site and there are plenty of attractions to be had in the area from surfing at Bude, Widemouth, Westward Ho, and many smaller beaches, to rock climbing, fishing, horse riding and many more. (see Near-by for some links to local attractions).