Clyston Mill Circular Walk
Mar27

Clyston Mill Circular Walk

Transport yourself back in time to a more rural Devon countryside as you pass through open meadows, small sections of woodlands and discover one of the South West’s last remaining watermills. Length: 2.5 miles Time: Approximately 1 – 2 hours Difficulty: Moderate Terrain: Hard-packed gravel path, lanes and farm tracks plus fields with stiles and gate access. Can be muddy after rainfall. The route starts from the triangle green...

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A Postcard from… The Peak District
Mar27

A Postcard from… The Peak District

Unwind in the Derbyshire countryside and explore a mixture of dales and tors, winding rivers and wondrous woodland that make up England’s first National Park. Imagine unspoilt countryside as far as the eye can see, criss-crossed with handmade dry stone walls and only broken by a scattering of quaint villages and towns that add to the beauty. This is the Peak District. Sprawled over a massive five counties in the north of England, it’s...

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15 Minutes with… Frances Tophill
Mar27

15 Minutes with… Frances Tophill

One Magazine’s Jake Tucker meets horticulturalist and BBC Gardener’s World presenter, Frances Tophill, ahead of her appearance at this year’s Toby Buckland Garden Festival to find out more about the new perennial movement, working with the RHS Campaign for School Gardening and her top tips for taking care of a Devon garden. Q: What first got you into the gardening world? I came to gardening quite late. Having had two failed attempts...

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Dart’s Farm Bird Walk
Jan25

Dart’s Farm Bird Walk

Enjoy this scenic circular walk stopping off at multiple bird hides along the Exe Estuary. Starts/Finishes: Dart’s Farm Car Park Time: 1.5 – 2.5 hours Distance: 3.1 miles approximately (including optional detour) Terrain: Tarmac and hard-packed gravel paths Difficulty: Easy – only one short moderate climb with the rest of the route mostly level Parking: Free Starting from the bottom end of Dart’s Farm car park, near Cotswold Outdoor,...

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USA: Las Vegas and The Grand Canyon
Jan25

USA: Las Vegas and The Grand Canyon

Offset the bright lights, the exhilarating shows and the buzz of the casinos in Sin City against the awe-inspiring wonder of America’s most famous National Park. Four hours from the glitz and glam of Hollywood lies the neon-clad city that never sleeps, packed full of themed hotels, casinos, restaurants and bars plus all manner of entertainment 24/7. Its reputation screams “let’s party!”, and there’s no denying that if that’s what you...

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Is Your Daily Coffee Good or Bad?
Jan25

Is Your Daily Coffee Good or Bad?

The coffee culture in the UK is ever-growing and Devon has its fair share of independent coffee shops and coffee roasters. So, is your daily fix a good thing and how much is too much? The daily limit on caffeine intake is 400mg per day (200mg if pregnant). That is the equivalent of 4 cups of fresh ground coffee. The amount in instant coffee varies between 30 – 90mg per cup, whilst decaffeinated coffee still contains a small...

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