During this year I shall be posting photographs from places around the UK, many of which have not been published before. Where I have previously blogged about a location I will provide a link to the post, though you won’t be able to comment on it as I restrict comments to six months.
H is for Hartland Quay
The wilderness of Hartland Peninsula is well worth exporing – it is a lost world of narrow roads winding their way to the coast. Visit Hartland Point, the Quay, Speke’s Mill Mouth and the glorious Hartland Abbey where paths around the estate lead to the beach and Blackpool Mill Cottage where ‘Sense and Sensibility’ was filmed. Nearby St Nectan’s Church has been a landmark for sailors for generations with its tower believed to be the highest in Devon.
It is one of the most dramatic landscapes in the UK with the highest granite cliffs overlooking Atlantic rollers. Take a walk along the coastal path here for wonderful views of the rugged coastline, astonishing folded and compressed rock formations, jutting ribs in the sand and waterfalls and inland moorland, heath and wooded valleys.
North Devon is often overlooked in favour of its southern neighbour, but it is a stunning part of the county. And much less traffic.
31 thoughts on “A – Z of Locations: H is for Hartland Quay”
Ooh, this looks like a wonderful area, with the sort of dramatic coastal scenery I love! Funny, when I read ‘Hartland Quay’ I expected somewhere much more populated, like a fishing village or even a major port, so this came as a particularly lovely surprise!
The town itself is further inland. Nothing here but a hotel. The point is nearby with a lighthouse and a shipwreck,
I think I could happily walk along this shore and listen to the waves for many hours 🙂