North Devon madness: wacky Minis

Monkey Mini at the bottom of the very steep road into Heddon Valley

Sitting outside The Hunters Inn at the bottom of Exmoor’s Heddon Valley yesterday a long line of crazily dressed Minis wound their way past. Of course, I set aside my second pint of Addlestones and started snapping away, half cut (that cider is strong stuff). It turned out it was the Legendary Grand Tour in aid … Continue reading

Childhood demon face off: Sidmouth Folk Festival

Sidmouth Folk Festival dancers © Emma Field

We all live with irrational hangover hates from our childhood. For some it’s Brussels sprouts. For others, an inability to get in the car without visiting the loo first. Me? Folk music…

Holdstone Down: where Jesus landed in a spaceship

North Devon coast © Craig Fast

Holdstone Down: great views, UFOs, Jesus and a cairn. What more could you want from a day trip in Devon?…

Lynmouth Raft Race

The rafts are pelted with flour as they wait for the starting whistle © Craig Fast

Britain plays proud host to some of the oddest events in the world. Yesterday I trotted off to nearby Lynmouth to watch one of them, the annual Lynmouth Raft Race…