The harbour town of Fowey is about an hour’s drive west of Plymouth and is easily accessible from the A30. Once there you’re in a maze of small streets set around a natural harbour with views across the Fowey River to the village of Polruan. It’s still a working port, exporting China Clay from the deep water harbour.
Cardigan Bay is a bit of a secret. We know people who have been going for years but they don’t talk too much about it. They don’t want to share the spectacular scenery, the range of activities and the laid-back atmosphere with anyone, and I don’t blame them.
The waters of Cardigan Bay are home to a group of around 250 bottlenose dolphins. Yes, that’s right, dolphins living in British waters. They are stay here year-round and are one of only two resident groups of bottlenose dolphins living in the UK.
I’ve pulled together a list of great days out with kids in the Wessex area. As a guide, they are all within about one hour’s drive from Hungerford.
Dyrham Park is an ancient deer park with a grand 17th-century house at its heart. It’s possible to spend your whole visit outdoors (as we did) but the house looks very appealing to visit, and they provide children’s trails and quizzes.
recommendations for campsites which are good for families (and dogs and fire pits and near the coast and with good facilities etc etc)
At low tide the sand stretches for miles, and the grey rocky scars, covered with slippery seaweed, reach out like fingers into the sea.