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?