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Around and About 

Once you are here there is plenty to enjoy. First of all there is Blacklake Farm itself which you are invited to enjoy.  Blacklake Farm is situated on East Hill which is a beautiful, tranquil place, renown in East Devon for its wonderful walks and rides. We are also close to the South West Coast Path which runs along the coast at Sidmouth, Beer and Branscombe, to name put a few of our local villages. The small towns and villages or East Devon are unspoilt, un-touristy and typically Devon.  Sidmouth, just three miles away, is our local town and regarded as East Devonís Jewel in the Crown.

Much of East Devon is designated AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty).  East Devonís Jurassic Coast, now a World Heritage Site, extends from Exmouth to Charmouth and beyond. Further afield but still accessible for day trips, is Exeter with its beautiful Cathedral and Green, the Blackdown Hills, Dartmoor, Exmoor, and the Teign Valley. 

There is a lovely beach at Sidmouth which is ideal for families with young children.  Pebbly when the tide is in, but plenty of sand, rock pools and safe bathing at low tide. Exmouth is a pretty town a few miles along the coast towards Exeter.  It has an extensive beach with plenty of sand at any time. 

There are also pebbly, but lovely beaches at Budleigh Salterton, Beer, Branscombe (National Trust) and a huge sandy beach at Charmouth which is also home to the Jurassic Coast Visitor Centre where you can freely enjoy digging fossils out of the rock before jumping into the sea!

Beer Headland and the leafy walk down to Branscombe

Red Rubies in Little Meadow

It does snow in Devon