Northam Burrows Country Park, Northam, Bideford, Devon
Northam Burrows Country Park is a vast semi-wild area just under 4 miles from Bideford in North Devon, forming part of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Right on the estuary of the Taw and Torridge it’s a good place to go for a walk in the fresh coastal air and to look out for wildlife. The terrain is a mix of generally unimproved grasslands, coastal plains with salt marsh, sand dunes and a pebble ridge, along with common land that is grazed by sheep and horses. There’s good access to the beach at Westward Ho! and a Visitor Centre, and it’s home to the Royal North Devon Golf Club, the oldest links course in England.
The Visitor Centre gives you plenty of information about the Burrows and has loos and a small shops but is only open from May to September. Bear in mind that there’s very little in the way of hard or level surfaces so it’s not brilliant for prams and pushchairs or for those in wheelchairs – but it’s a fabulous spot for catching the sunset and for blowing away the cobwebs.
T: 01237 479708 All information correct at the time of writing