Devon loveliness: here’s your bucket list

A mum who has just moved to Devon from London recently asked me, alarm ringing in her voice, “What do mums do around here?”

I guess it’s a bit of a shock when you move from a buzzing metropolis to a rural village. But I was a bit taken aback because I can honestly say I sometimes feel a bit overwhelmed by how much there is to do in Devon – so many beautiful places to visit, walks to trial and activities on offer (my friend learnt to wake board over the summer in Exmouth – so jealous). Not a day goes by when I don’t feel grateful for living in the Shire.

What I do still need is a guide – I’m finding my feet in Dartmoor and feel safer sticking to the well-trodden path, rather than going off the beaten track. So, that’s why I love articles like this one. GoEuro asked travel bloggers and locals for their favourite things to do in Devon and came up with a rather ‘lovely’ list. I was chuffed to be asked to add my own three to the mix – I could have written all 16 easily! And the funny thing is, I’ve lived in Devon for most my childhood and the past five years, but I’d never been crabbing until this summer. Can tick that one of the bucket list now.

Here’s the link to 16 absolutely lovely things to do in Devon on the GoEuro blog and some pics of our own summer highlights.

Having said all this – winter in Devon isn’t always so lovely, especially if you’re stuck in doors with two full-of-beans boys. I need to come up with a better list of winter to dos to get me through the grey days ahead.

What are your favourite things to do in Devon – winter and summer?

3 Responses
  • Sheila
    October 18, 2016

    I cant comment on things to do in Winter, but can’t wait for others to fill up a list for you. We’re from Aberdeen (so there was snow), then moved to Singapore (so there was beaches) and last winter was HARD as it was so wet! Please give me lots of ideas!
    Although 100% agree that if someone complains about nothing to do in Spring, Summer or Autumn they are being a complainy-pants. I love Devon and feel like we’ve hardly scratched the surface of loveliness!

    • Devon Mum
      October 19, 2016

      Hi Sheila, Thanks so much for visiting the blog. I think you may have commented on another post but it was mid website redesign/emigration and I’m worried it may have got lost in cyberspace!! I’m going to visit your blog tomorrow – when I have a blissful day on my laptop (currently on borrowed time while toddler puts jar of pennies into a piggy bank!!).
      I will see if I can get some more responses for a winter bucket list – we all need one!
      Also just to say, have you come across the Devon Parent Bloggers group on FaceBook? Lots of lovely local bloggers on it and useful for keeping track of blogger events etc. Gina runs it – pop along and say hi.

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