North Devon is a unique part of the country, combining breathtaking countryside with a varied and spectacular coastline.
East Trayne is a perfect location to explore both. We are three miles from Exmoor and nearby South Molton is referred to as its gateway. The beautiful, varied landscape of Exmoor National Park will take your breath away from lush green forests to wide expanses of moorland and deep valleys. Look out for the Exmoor ponies, the Historic Tarr Steps and perhaps take the steam train from Woody Bay (Lynton and Barnstaple Railway Trust) above the stunning Heddon Valley.
As you cross Exmoor to Lynton and Lynmouth, with its funicular water-powered lift (Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway), carry on to Valley of the Rocks and you reach the most beautiful and varied coastline imaginable. Then to the sheltered cove with it's rockpools at Combe Martin, along to Ilfracombe showcasing the preserved Victorian Tunnels Beaches (Tunnels Beaches) and the imposing statue of Damien Hirst's 'Verity' guarding the harbour, which offers a variety of sightseeing and fishing trips by boat or perhaps do a day trip to Lundy Island on MS Oldenberg.
Then over to Woolacombe, Puttsborough and Croyde for sea, sand and surfing with more than a few little hidden coves offering peace and quiet even at the highest of seasons. Walking and cycling are a must with a multitude of paths and byways plus the South West Cost Path to traverse.
If you still need any convincing, take a look at this wonderful video produced by Panoptic Motion for North Devon