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4/5 Day Coast and Exmoor Explorer

North Devon has so much to offer and our 4 or 5 day Devon explorer is the perfect way to get in the best walks with the best views and some evening sunsets by the coast. Head off on a coast and moorland explorer, including some amazing campsites to rest up in the evenings.

Day 1 - DC to Wild Camping

Pick up your Defender Camper from us and briefly head North out into the countryside and up towards Exmoor and keep an eye out for the wild ponies. If you have the time, take a hike up to Dunkery Beacon, or a walk along Tarr Steps on your way. Before long you can be setting up at your first stop, the perfect off grid site at Pool Bridge Campsite. It is nestled in its own valley, with a river flowing through and bordering National Trust land and walks. Campfires are always glowing here and there are some good pubs in the nearby towns.

(For an option to see both Tarr Steps and Dunkery Beacon and spend more time on Exmoor, spend a second night in Pool Bridge and explore Exmoor on your second day.)

Day 2 - Wild Camping to Star Gazing

Get an early start and enjoy a drive along the coast to the villages of Lynton and Lynmouth for a Devon cream tea and a ride on the unique funicular cliff top railway. From here you can head off to Caffyns Farm for stunning views across to the Welsh coast. Caffyns is a family run farm with a bar ;) and home cooked food. From here, you can walk through their own orchards and down to The Valley of the Rocks and Lee Bay, where you may be lucky to spot seals and dolphins. Snuggle in by the fire for more star gazing and enjoy your night on Exmoor.

Day 3 - Farm to Coast

If you didn't have a chance to walk to the Valley of the Rocks, then grab an early start and walk down. Then drive West and to the coast with a first stop at Coombe Martin. A gorgeous little town with some lovely nearby beaches. We've been lucky enough to paddle board with Dolphins here and even seen Sun Fish (huge!) and a few big (but harmless) Jellies.

From here, head to North Morte for your third night camping and hopefully an amazing sunset. If you get the chance, go to Barricane Bay for sunset and dinner, where you can get a gorgeous Sri Lankan curry served on the beach while watching the sunset.

Day 4 - Coast to Farm

Spent some time exploring the North Devon Coast at either Woolacombe or Croyde and Baggy Point, or the quieter and less touristy, Saunton or Putsborough, all great surfing/paddling beaches. Then after a coastal day, head off back inland to stay at a great off grid working farm, where you need a 4x4 to access the remote and quiet spots on the farm. A perfect place to relax and unwind at the end of your trip.

Day 5 - Farm to DC

The next morning you may be woken by a cockerel, but waking up at Little Silver stream is always gorgeous. Enjoy a nice leisurely breakfast before heading back to DC with big smiles from an awesome adventure!

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