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As Babbacombe Cliff Railway marks ten years of community ownership on 1 August by carrying its one millionth passenger, NICKY ALLEN tells the story of its revival

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From angry spirits to headless horses and ghoulish monks, Devon has more than a few supernatural stories to get your skin crawling. We have picked 11 haunted places in the county

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Slapton Ley is a unique coastal habitat where a freshwater lake meets the sea. Behind the scenic views, a lot of time and effort goes into preserving this idyllic spot, as CHRISSY HARRIS discovers

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If there's one thing Devon can do well, it's play host to a picnic. With an abundance of hidden areas and beautiful locations, Devon screams out to be explored. We've picked 11 spots that are ideal for exploration and picnicking

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Devon has many scenic secrets, but just east of Brixham there's a headland that promises a spectacular summer day out. SOPHIE PAVELLE recounts a recent visit to Berry Head, wondering why it's taken her so long to visit this coastal gem

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NICK FOSKETT takes in the far east, west, north and south of the county as he tries 'Beating the Bounds' of Devon

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If the sun hasn't got his hat on, don't worry. There are lots of places to entertain the family here in Devon. CHRISSY HARRIS goes in search of wet weather fun

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Complete all of these activities and you can safely say you've had a truly incredible summer in Devon. With walks, places to eat and drink, events, activities and experiences, this is the ultimate Devon summer bucket list

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Swimming in the ocean is one of the joys of summer in Devon. Enjoy HAZEL SILLVER'S guide to the best beaches to take the plunge this summer

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Messing about on the river is the perfect way to spend a lazy summer's day. CHRISSY HARRIS finds out more about life on our wonderful waterways

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How well do you really know the 'record' places in Devon, the places which are the 'oldest', 'largest', 'smallest', 'highest' or 'furthest' in the county? Try your hand at these…score one point for each one you got right without using the internet to find the answer!

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As the weather starts to warm up and the Devon countryside beckons, LIZZIE JANE of the National Trust in the South West offers plenty of walk ideas for you to try. Whether you want a relaxed Sunday stroll or a more strenuous hike, here are 10 walks across Devon (and beyond) to help you escape the crowds and head off the beaten track

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10 magnificent castles in Devon

Friday, August 2, 2019

Devon has two dozen or so castles and these 10 - in descending order - are historian Steve Roberts' favourites. He also runs down some of their stories and the nation-changing events they were involved in

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Simone Stanbrook-Byrne suggests a selection of 5 walks with stunning views to enjoy over the summer. Grab your boots and the relevant OS map and off you go!

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Encompassing large swathes of Dartmoor and plenty of the county's most distinctive sections of coastline, it's no wonder that the South Hams district is home to some of Devon's prettiest places. We pick out 10 of the best towns and villages the area has to offer

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Whether you're up on Dartmoor, gazing down on the seaside from the South West Coast Path or visiting one of our stunning stately homes, breathtaking views are all around our county. We've picked 23 places where you can get Devon's best views

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On social media we asked Devon Life's readers and followers to name our county's funniest, rudest, crudest and most unusual place or street names. Here are 24 of the crackers you came back to us with

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Devon is as beautiful underwater as it is above. Chrissy Harris highlights the best places to discover our county's hidden depths… Here are 6 great places for crabbing, rockpooling and diving

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Away from the hustle of places like Woolacombe and Ilfracombe, North Devon is peppered with tiny coves, empty beaches and wooded walks leading to secluded bays that feel a million miles away from the tourist trail. BECKY DICKINSON reveals her pick of the best kept secrets on the North Devon coast

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Every month Emily Diamond heads to one of Devon's many beautiful locations to see how you can best spend a day out. This month she headed to Teignmouth

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