It’s time for another staycation to make the most of the bank holidays, so we are off to Devon and Cornwall for a dog friendly adventure.
Heading off early we bypass Stone Henge but this is a great opportunity if you have not seen it yet to tick it of your list. We do however divert and drive through the Blackdown Hills, this area is a designated area of outstanding national beauty (AONB). This area has a large range of wildlife and some beautiful walks and towns to see. There is a lot of history in the Balckdown Hills ranging from Bronze Age burials, Iron Age hill forts and Roman ruins. We stop at the Half Moon pub and sit out in the garden over looking the valley.
Driving on through the countryside, we stop to by strawberries and eggs on the sides of country lanes. We make our way to our home for the next few days. We are staying near Milton Damerel so that we have good access to Devon and Cornwall, the Moors and the beaches. Milton Damerel is a small village, so we are lucky to be in the heart of the countryside and there is not much but rolling hills and farms around.
The next morning the weather is sunshine and blue skies, so we head to Dartmoor National Park for a walk. We head towards Brecon Beacons. Dartmoor is topped with many granite hill tops, with a windswept and beautiful landscape. There are thousands of hut circles and standing stones that can be found on these moors, the moors have been inhabited since 6000 BC. It really is an amazing place to be.
Next we head up to Princetown famous for it’s prison. Captives from the Napoleonic wars were some of the first prisoners. You can visit the prison museum here as well, although we did not, we opted instead for a cream tea at the cafe.