Holidays

Topsham tops poll for getaway weekends

The Times newspaper has voted Topsham in Devon as the third best place in Britain for a getaway weekend …

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When travelling abroad

It’s that time of year for travelling abroad. Although why anybody would leave the West Country is beyond me. Here are some tips. When people are asked what they would do if they won the lottery, the most popular answer always revolves around one thing. It’s not driving a Ferrari or buying a big house, […]

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Tentative spring arrives

Spring is peeping over the parapet of early March in the West Country. While this is welcome after a rather damp and dreary winter, experience tells us that it is not the end of the story. In the west, turbulence is never far away, especially in March and April. The truly horrendous storms over the […]

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Seeing the South West from a hot air balloon

The biggest festival in Europe takes place in the South West, in the form of the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta. In Cornwall, flights take place over areas such as Bodmin and Liskeard. Balloon trips over Devon offer passengers views of the South Hams and the county’s Jurassic Coast. …

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Launch of walking festival

The Fal River Autumn Walking Festival, sponsored by The Nare Hotel, got off to an exciting start last Friday (October 19) when over 100 people booted up to do the first walk of the event. …

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Appeal for South-West Coast Path

Through individual sponsorship, grants, corporate sponsorship and matched giving, the target is to raise £250,000. This will enable over 40 improvement projects spread along the route of the entire path to be completed during 2013. These projects have all been selected to enhance the experience and enjoyment of walkers using the path. …

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Expanded Autumn Walking Festival

Compared with the festival’s 14 guided walks in 2011, leaders from across the county are putting on a total of 25 different walks this year, most of which are taking place numerous times throughout the festival.

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Have a say on Torquay Harbour

Torbay Council is asking the public for submissions on the future of the Torquay Harbour area …

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SW Canoe Show now on

SW Canoe Show

The South West Canoe Show is now open at Exeter’s Quay. You can see most of the exhibits in the Square adjoining the Ship Canal Basin. But hurry, it’s only until 5pm today …

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Full Moon over Slapton Sands

Our picture of the Full Moon was taken last evening at Slapton Sands in South Devon. To the right, the small speck is probably Jupiter, which is unusually close to us right now …

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