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 bampton BAMPTON
Since the 1970's, Bampton has regularly taken part in the 'Britain in Bloom' competition and they just keep winning!
To get a good idea of the history of Bampton, the best way is to follow the 'Bampton Town Trail': this is a walk which takes you around the town, and introduces you to historic sites and buildings. There is a free leaflet available from in Information Centre at the Craft Shop in Castle Street.
Because of its sheltered site at the end of a valley, and being a crossing place for the river Batherm, Bampton became first an early Celtic settlement, and then a Saxon village. It is recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as the Hundred of Badentona
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Dulverton is a quiet little town with a population of 1,300. The name Dulverton means a settlement by the ford at the river bend. It consists of narrow streets and a medieval five arch bridge over the River Barle. It is the `capital` of Exmoor and the HQ of the National Park Authority is based here on the banks of the Barle.
Sir George Williams the founder of the YMCA was born at the nearby Ashway Farm in 1821.
The town has a fine range of country shops and is a good base for those interested in walking, riding and fishing.

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Exmoor is one of eleven large areas in England and Wales that are specially protected as our finest landscapes and an important part of our national heritage. Exmoor covers 267 square miles and is home to over 10,500 people. By working together with local people we can ensure that Exmoor remains a place to live, visit, work and enjoy.

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North Devon's Rugged Coast

 Lynton & Lynmouth Two adjacent villages, Lynton a Victorian resort being 600ft above and linked to Lynmouth by a water powered cliff railway. Lynmouth lies at an estuary where the East and West Lyn meet and was almost washed away by disasterous floodwaters in August 1952. This is "Englands Little Switzerland" offering spectacular coastal and inland walks, of note being the Valley of the Rocks and the steeply wooded Glen Lyn Gorge where one is constantly reminded of both the beauty and forces of nature. . Boat trips from the harbour afford excellent views of this rugged yet picturesque coastline.

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 Sally Kerslake
Coombe House
EX16 9HF
Tel 01398 351715
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