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Spring Sites in South Devon

Kents Cavern is the perfect all weather attaction!   The rocks here are 400 million years old and you get to see plenty of stalictites and stalicmites as you go around.  You can find out about how ancient humans shaped tools and made fires. You get a chance to experience the caves in total darkness!  And discover all of the artefacts that have been found.  Kents Cavern also has a woodland trail where you can search for the wolly mammoth and a very good café.  There are lots of other nice coastal walks nearby too.  Tours and tickets can be booked on their website starting at 10.30am.ll weather attaction!   The rocks here are 400 million years old and you get to see plenty of stalictites and stalicmites as you go around.  You can find out about how ancient humans shaped tools and made fires. You get a chance to experience the caves in total darkness!  And discover all of the artefacts that have been found.  Kents Cavern also has a woodland trail where you can search for the wolly mammoth and a very good café.  There are lots of other nice coastal walks nearby too.  Tours and tickets can be booked on their website starting at 10.30am.

Dartmoor Zoo has a new arrival of the rarest cat in the world-  Freddo the Amur Leopard!  He arrived in November from Belgium and is one of only a hundred in the world. His name means cold or chilly like the Siberian climate he is from.  He has his own brand new enclosure.  Other cats you can see at the Zoo include an Amur Tiger, African Lioness Kimya-who I can sometimes hear from my house!  We like it here because you seem much closer to the animals than at bigger zoos.  You can book lots of experiences here too. Some of my favourite small animals are the capybara and agoutis and the meerkats and also the very entertaining otters.  The reptile house is also fantastic and always has volunteers who can tell you about the resident geckos, iguanas, snakes and skinks! The chameleon is also very cool.  The Zoo is only 20 minutes from Traine Farm and Jenny can tell you the easiest way to get there.

Totnes castle is a 900 year old classic motte and bailey castle you can walk around the inside and the outside and enjoy views over the town.  Close by you can also visit Dartmouth castle and Berry Pomroy castle.  It is open at weekends during the winter.  You can then walk into town to explore the unique shops in Totnes. Totnes is famous for retaining its small independent retailers. There is often a market aswell. 

Bigbury beach is a great destination whatever the weather. If it’s not swimming season you can walk over to Burgh Island and trek to the top and then catch the sea tractor back again.  There is a café and shop aswell to shelter from spring showers.  You pass through Modbury on your way back to Traine Farm and it offers a selection of galleries, gift shops and a deli and a great, friendly everyday pub called the Modbury Inn.

Looe- Not strictly South Devon- but not far away! We love visiting Looe because it has the town and the beach so you have lots of options if the weather turns. Looe has lots of great food on offer from fudge to cream teas to pasties and fish and chips!  Once you park up you can meander through the gift shops, eat something yummy on the beach and walk around the harbour wall.

Thank you to Visit Devon and Racheal Smith for the photos.

Kents Cavern

Kents Cavern

Dartmoor Zoo

Dartmoor Zoo

Bigbury beach

Modbury

Looe beach

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