Devon is said to be one of the most beautiful counties in the United Kingdom with history, culture and stunning views intertwined. The Jurassic Coast has a great story to tell and the rolling Blackdown Hills are the perfect place to enjoy a picnic in the warm summer months. Whether you enjoy cycling, walking, surfing or just fancy a pint in the local pub, there are plenty of treasures waiting on Hawley Farm’s doorstep.
Classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Blackdown Hills are unmissable. It’s a good job Hawley Farm is located within them! The hills are a dream for cyclists and walkers alike who can benefit from great pathways and amazing vistas. There are also plenty of historical sites including Bronze Age burial sites, Iron Age forts, castles and churches. Aside from that, it´s a great place to go on a nature trail.
Dalwood is the closest village to Hawley Farm and guests can benefit massively from the friendly community and local amenities. St. Peter’s church is worth a visit for a look at its stained glass windows and religious architecture. Head to The Tucker’s Arms, one of the oldest buildings in Dalwood, for homely food and local real ales. You can find out what’s happening in Dalwood on their website
As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Jurassic Coast is one place that cannot be forgotten during your trip to East Devon´s farms. Yes, there are historical sites all over England but did you know there are 185 million years of evolution to be found in Devon? Grab a bag of fish and chips before sitting down on the golden sands of Weymouth or pebbly stretches of Branscombe.
Dartmoor National Park
Farm holidays in Devon don´t have to mean staying on the farmlands. Dartmoor National is nearby and a fantastic day out for all. You can delve into the bogs or check out the rivers and streams that meander through the park. There are also many ancient stone circles and intriguing standing stones waiting to be found. Dartmoor is also a place of myths and legends. Look out for the headless horseman, black hounds and pixies!