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St Mary the Virgin in Walkhampton, Devon
St Mary’s Walkhampton lies half-a-mile north of Walkhampton village on a lofty elevation (700 feet) bordering mysterious and romantic Dartmoor. Occupying an ancient site, it was built long before the village began in the river valley below; hence the unusual distance. Another curious feature is that it faces north-east, the point of sunrise on the longest day, rather than due east. This alignment also points exactly to Gipsy Rock, possibly the meeting place of the Saxon Walkhampton Hundred. Design? Coincidence? A builder‘s error? You decide. Please note this church has some minor external work taking place until July.
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Rambling and Roaming in Walkhampton
Flora & Fauna of Dartmoor National Park – Situated in the heart of Devon, Dartmoor is an ancient landscape of stunning views, awe inspiring granite tors, deep wooded valleys with fast flowing rivers, and rugged, wide open spaces. Dartmoor Ponies are an iconic sight; where else can you see wild pony foals playing together against a backdrop of one of the most stunningly beautiful areas in the UK? Dartmoor also has a very gentle side. Safe, quiet areas where you can picnic with the family, easy to follow trails for strolling, walking and cycling and many ways to discover a plethora of local flora and fauna.
Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site – On 13th July 2006 select mining landscapes across Cornwall and west Devon were inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, placing Cornish mining heritage on a par with international treasures like Machu Picchu, the Taj Mahal and the Great Wall of China. Come and see for yourself how Cornish Mining shaped your world.
Plymouth – Britain’s Ocean City – Come rain or shine you’ll find something for everyone among the city streets, surrounding countryside and marine environment beyond. There are well-known landmarks, historical sites and natural assets to explore across Plymouth’s many unique areas and districts.
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Buckland Abbey (National Trust) – the Home of Sir Francis – At Buckland, follow over 700 years of footsteps; from the Cistercians who built the Abbey to seafarers Grenville and Drake who changed the shape of the house and the fate of the country. The Abbey is part museum, part house, and filled with treasures such as the legendary Drake’s Drum. Discover meadows, orchards and woodlands where you can enjoy far-reaching views of the Tavy Valley.