Tapely Park – North Devon Biosphere
Restored garden with help of celebrity gardeners. This with the stunning views, woodlands and lake, walled kitchen garden and new organic garden. Ornamental water garden, an ilex tunnel, shell house and ice house. Permaculture exhibits and demonstrations of sustainable buildings.
North Devon's Biosphere Reserve is the first of only two 'new style' Biosphere Reserve in the UK. These have core functions of conservation, learning and research, and sustainable development and three different management zones.
Biosphere Reserves are places with world-class environments that are designated by the United Nations to promote and demonstrate a balanced relationship between people and nature. They are places where conservation and sustainable development go hand in hand.
The geographical area of the North Devon's Biosphere Reserve is based on water flowing from its source via the rivers out to sea. The area of land that catches rainfall for a river is known as the catchment and the biosphere catchment includes the wide swathe of countryside, which connects all the streams to the Taw and Torridge rivers which begin high up on Dartmoor and Exmoor. Many small towns: Chulmleigh, Witheridge, South Molton, Winkleigh, Hatherleigh, Torrington, Bratton Fleming and their surrounding villages are in the biosphere and just as important to its existence and well-being as the world-famous Braunton Burrows (at its heart) and of course the coastal area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB). The water then flows out to sea affecting sea life around Lundy and beyond.
For more information visit www.northdevonbiosphere.org.uk
- The Count House Workshop, Botallack
- Levant Mine and Beam Engine
- Geevor Tin Mine
- Trevarno Estate
- Poldark Mine
- King Edward Mine
- Cornish Mines & Engines
- Mineral Tramways
- Cornish Studies Library
- Gwennap Pit
- St. Agnes Museum
- Royal Cornwall Museum
- China Clay Country Park
- Kit Hill
- Morwellham River Port, Mine & Railway
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