RHS Garden Rosemoor, situated near Great Torrington in North Devon, has been chosen to be part of a global conservation project to protect the endangered Wollemia pine from Australia, one of a few very select sites in the UK. Wollemi pines have been dubbed the ‘dinosaur tree’ because fossil records…Read More
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Bideford and the River Torridge now have Heritage Harbour status thanks to tireless campaigning by ten local charities led by Way of the Wharves, a Bideford based organisation. It is hoped that this new status will bolster preservation and development, as well as bringing stories of the region’s…Read More
Watermouth Castle, under the stewardship of the Escapade Group, is thrilled to announce an ambitious investment plan totalling £1 million aimed at revamping and enhancing the visitor experience at the beloved Watermouth Castle attraction. This comprehensive plan includes the introduction of exciting…Read More
Recent data put together by Woolacombe Bay Holiday Parks shows how much you can save by choosing a holiday based in the UK in 2024 during the summer holidays and, how investing those savings, could lead to raising over £50,000 for your children's future. The research saw Woolacombe Bay compare the…Read More
The Exmoor National Park Authority has released a collection of walks featuring routes without steps or stiles. The new collection is aimed to make the moor more accessible to all visitor, no matter what their age and ability. The fifteen routes cover 12 locations across Exmoor and are suitable for…Read More
Exmoor Zoo are celebrating the birth of a litter of Bat Eared Fox puppies! Visitors to the zoo might have wondered about the secrecy as part of the zoo was sealed off to create a special, quiet area for two of our cutest foxes while they were preparing for the arrival of their new babies. Now the…Read More
Visitors to Northam Burrows can expect to find a more accessible route around the site this summer thanks to Torridge Council. Three new accessible gates have been installed providing a new accessible access point from the Burrows to the coastal path leading to Cornborough Cliffs where you can enjoy…Read More
On Tuesday, 4 th July, Ilfracombe took steps towards a greener future, thanks to an award given by the GreenSeas Trust, it is now the first location in the South West to receive one of the GreenSeas Trust eye catching bins. The Trust was established in 2003 and their work aims to educate, promote and…Read More
Exmoor Zoo is excited to announce that the beast is back as they now have a new beautiful black leopard at the zoo! The lovely female leopard, named Bagheera after the panther in Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book, was born in Parc Des Felins, just outside Paris in France on 12 th May last year and…Read More
The team at RHS Rosemoor are celebrating after being recognised for their commitment to become a dementia-friendly attraction. The team at the gardens welcomed Great Torrington’s Deputy Mayor, Cllr Phil Cloke, and Assistant Town Clerk, Charlotte Kirby, who visited to present RHS Rosemoor's head of…Read More