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Braunton Burrows nature trail

Braunton Burrows nature trail

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Published by North Devon Countryside Project. in Ilfracombe .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementcompiled by Roger Harding and Nicola Ball ; illustrated by Janise Morgan.
ContributionsHarding, Roger., Ball, Nicola.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20741921M

BRAUNTON NOOK OVERVIEW Situated in the village of Braunton, NOOK is just a leisurely amble from the local shops, pubs and restaurants, but also within easy reach of North Devon's magnificent coastline and lovely beaches. Saunton, Croyde, Putsborough and Woolacombe, all great surf spots, are just minutes away by car. This part of the route passes the beautiful Braunton Burrows Nature Reserve. The reserve covers nearly hectares making it the second largest dune system in England. Please click here for more information. Tarka Trail Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map Tarka Trail Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map.

The Visit Braunton shop at the Braunton Museum and Information Centre has a large selection of books, booklets and DVDs for sale. We have local walking guides, local history booklets, war history DVDs and local interest also is for sale a varied selection of 'Locally made Fabric Craft items' and Hand Knitted Baby garments, Original Paintings of local views, Souvenirs, Cards and. The South West Coast Path then takes to the beach, always a fun thing to do (especially when they aren't too busy), and it was a delightful walk across the firmer sands, with a brief fording of a stream as it crossed the beach, heading towards an old gun emplacement that had guarded the beach from German invaders that never came.

Explore the best of Braunton! Whether you want to experience the city like a tourist or follow the locals, check out this great resource for your trip. (2 km) of Braunton Burrows and Saunton Sands. Commune with nature and explore the great outdoors at Braunton Burrows during your travels in Braunton. While you're in the area, stroll /5(4). It also hosts a stunning nature reserve for birds at Braunton Burrows. Croyde beach hosts some of the best surfing in the world and is just a few minutes drive away. Putsborough, to the west side of Woolacombe Bay, is one of the most beautiful beaches and the perfect place to sit and eat fish and chips while watching the sunset.


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Braunton Burrows nature trail Download PDF EPUB FB2

Braunton Burrows, is one of the largest sand dune systems in the British Isles. At the heart of the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) it is a UNESCO designated Biosphere reserve. The Burrows is approximately hectares in size (one hectare roughly equates to the size of a football pitch!), divided between dunes (high.

#5 of 6 Nature & Parks in Braunton “ Crow Point is sandy with beach plants, wonderfully scenic and ever changing due to the high tidal waters and coastal weather, whatever season you visit.

“ Best beach around,a easy flat cycle s along the narrow toll road to reach it,unspoilt by shops and pubs etc just a natural environment,you are able to. Toponymy. Braunton is derived from the two Old English elements: brōm, meaning broom shrub, and tūn, meaning "farmstead" or "settlement".It thus signifies: "farmstead where broom grows".

The name is recorded in the Domesday Book of as BRANTONE. Topography. The South West Coast Path National Trail passes through the village and gives access for walkers to the spectacular North Devon District: North Devon.

Braunton Burrows Public Information. K likes. Braunton Burrows, North Devon. Information and advice for recreational users, hikers, dog walkers and naturalists. Contact: [email protected]: K. A long walk, but over easy ground. Starting at Velator, once a bustling quay, the route passes through Braunton Burrows, one of the UK's largest sand dune systems, with a unique diversity of species.

As well as being a National Nature Reserve, the Burrows are at the core of the UNESCO-designated North Devon Biosphere Reserve, which celebrates man and nature working together in harmony in a. A long walk, but over easy ground. Starting at either Saunton Sands Hotel or at Velator which was once a bustling quay, the route passes through Braunton Burrows, one of the UK's largest sand dune systems, with a unique diversity of species.

As well as being a National Nature Reserve, the Burrows are at the core of the UNESCO-designated North Devon Biosphere Reserve, which celebrates man and. 12/02/ Burrows Guide with Circular Walks Looking to get outdoors this half term week. Pick up a Braunton Burrows guide from the Sandy Lane car park kiosk, Braunton Countryside Centre and the.

The cottage is ideal for exploring the South West Coast Path and the Tarka Trail, with Exmoor National Park (14 miles), the sand dunes of Braunton Burrows (4 miles) and the National Trust's Baggy Point (5 miles), all easily accessible. Birdwatchers, walkers and nature lovers will find plenty to explore, with the Tarka Trail yards from the door, NT Arlington Court, and Exmoor nearby.

"Situated on the edge of the popular village of Braunton within a short distance of Braunton Burrows and the fabulous beaches of the Golden Coast Saunton Croyde Putsborough and Woolacombe which /10(7).

There are great walks to the deserted (even in summer) far end of Saunton Beach (Crow Point). There is excellent flat Cycling around Braunton Marshes and The Tarka Trail. On our doostep there is the wonderful Dunescape of Braunton Burrows.

This area of Special Scientific Interest is a Biosphere Reserve which covers approx 3 square miles of Sand %(29). Located in the North Devon area of outstanding natural beauty and breath-taking beach views, our little bungalow ‘Burrows View’ is a lovely place for a weekend break or short holiday.

Braunton is a great destination all year round, for family fun, a romantic getaway, surfing trip, fishing trip, golfing trip or for just a taste of the great.

Braunton Burrows Nature Reserve is also home to whitethroats and meadow pipits. It is named after the book Tarka the Otter, famously written by Henry Williamson who lived in nearby Georgeham. The trail has been created from an old railway line, and is a very safe way of exploring along the banks of the Rivers Taw and Torridge.

Top Outdoor Activities in Braunton: See reviews and photos of outdoor activities in Braunton, United Kingdom on Tripadvisor. The Tarka Trail is a pedestrian and cycle way in the North Devon Biosphere Reserve.

It runs in a mile figure-of-eight through landscapes little changed from those described by Henry Williamson in his classic novel Tarka the Otter. About this book Braunton Burrows in North Devon and its surrounding coastline were declared Britain's first UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in November It is one of the largest expanses of sand dunes in Britain, and is of international importance because of the diversity and abundance of its rare flora.

Even if you’ve only got limited time in London, its still possible to escape the city and explore the English countryside. Tick off some of southern England’s top attractions on a day trip that allows you to skip the hassle of car hire and navigation, and transports you to Blenheim Palace and charming Cotswolds villages, including the filming location of hit TV show Downtown Abbey/5().

Braunton Burrows. BRAUNTON BURROWS ECOLOGY TRAIL Janet Keene ISBN Thematic Trails A5. 47 pages. 30 illust. £ A combined reference book and trail designed for visitors seeking serious explanation of this large unique dune environment which is now an International Biosphere Reserve.

Things to Do in Braunton, England: See Tripadvisor's 33, traveler reviews and photos of Braunton attractions. Start at Velator and walk through the Burrows towards Braunton Marshes and Braunton Great Field, one of the only Medieval farming fields left in England.

As the site of the Biosphere Reserve, a National Nature Reserve and the sand dune, you can expect to find a. Over 30 miles of the Tarka Trail is available to cyclists between Braunton and Meeth, using the old railway routes of North Devon and passing through some truly spectacular scenery.

You can hire bikes from Otter Cycle Hire just 20 yards from the trail in Braunton (call ) or from Tarka Bikes based at Barnstaple railway station. On our doostep there is the wonderful Dunescape of Braunton Burrows. This area of Special Scientific Interest is a Biosphere Reserve which covers approx 3 square miles of Sand Dunes.

It contains many rare species of plant life, wild foxes and deer, and is rich in nature and history. (World War 2 - Assault Training for D-Day)%. Elusive European otters. Photograph: Alamy Our explorations start at Braunton Burrows, the largest dune system in the UK and home to nearly Author: Kari Herbert.Braunton Museum and Information Centre.

likes 11 talking about this. The Bakehouse Centre was specially converted from a former bakehouse and two cottages to house today's Museum.