Safety by the Sea
Jul25

Safety by the Sea

The sun is shining and for many of us, that means flocking to the seaside in order to stay cool. But the sea can be a dangerous place, so here’s how to stay safe by learning your beach flags and knowing what precautions to take when by the water. What summer holiday is complete without at least one day at the beach? You’ve got your bucket and spade, your sandwiches, your factor 50 and you’re ready to cool off in the water. But while...

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15 Minutes with… Swanaford Vineyard
Jul25

15 Minutes with… Swanaford Vineyard

One Magazine’s Bruce Hetherington recently went along to Swanaford Estate, a young vineyard in the Teign Valley, to meet up with the owners and winemakers Ben and Caroline Goulden. In 2012 Ben and Caroline Goulden left high flying jobs with Sky to branch out, literally, into winemaking. It has been a labour of love, sweat and some tears. “You have to be fit or have deep pockets to pull this off,” says Ben. Although diplomas in...

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Summer Holiday Survival Guide
Jul25

Summer Holiday Survival Guide

Feeling unprepared for the summer holidays? Think again. We’ve scoured Devon and beyond for the best ideas, hints and tips for surviving the holidays to ensure the kids are never bored and that you’re left feeling in control. Be Prepared! The first and most important rule of summer holiday survival is making sure you’re prepared for all eventualities. Unexpected rain? You’ve already got some wet-weather activities up your sleeve....

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Hembury Fort Circular Walks
Jul25

Hembury Fort Circular Walks

Explore the ancient remains or defensive ramparts and evidence of Neolithic settlements at the finest prehistoric hillfort in Devon. Forgotten during the mid-20th century due to the outbreak of war, this ancient landmark laid for years overgrown and out of sight of most as tree growth and scrub covered the site and hid its prominence as an East Devon point of interest. It wasn’t until 2010 that a programme of management was introduced...

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Bystock Pools Circular Walk
Apr24

Bystock Pools Circular Walk

Journey through time across the ancient Pebblebed Heaths before descending through rolling meadows and more rugged heathland towards a tranquil pond teeming with wildlife and the sound of spring in full bloom. Starts/Finishes: Squabmoor Reservoir Car Park, Nr Woodbury (SY037844) Distance: Approx 2 miles Time: 1 – 1.5 hours Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous Terrain: Heathland tracks, gravel-packed fire roads, rooty single track and wooden...

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Walking for Health and Wellbeing
Apr24

Walking for Health and Wellbeing

May marks National Walking Month – an annual campaign to promote the benefits of walking. Free to get involved with and suitable for any age, we look at how you can get out and explore using your own two feet to improve your health and wellbeing. Of all the types of exercise someone could take up, it is perhaps walking that is the most accessible to all regardless of your current level of fitness or income. It’s free, suitable...

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