CHUDLEIGH - DEVON

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Chudleigh is an ancient wool town, with 800 years of history. Chudleigh is located at the edge of the Haldon Hills at the end of the Teign Valley.

Chudleigh is typical of an old Devon town, with numerous narrow lanes and small passageways between quaint old cottages. Most of the early Medieval houses in Chudleigh were destroyed during a large fire in 1807 - a fire which destroyed 60% of the original town.

Chudleigh has an activity centre and craft workshops, - the Wheel Craft Centre in the old town mills.

Chudleigh Rocks


To the south-west of the town are Chudleigh Rocks, a limestone outcrop with Pixies' Hole and a rock called the Pope's Head - which is believed to grant you a wish if a pin stuck into it does not fall out.

Chudleigh is an ideal base for exploring the local countryside, the Dartmoor National Park and the English Riviera. The town has numerous local footpaths, and the historic Ugbrooke House with its collection of paintings, furniture, dolls and uniforms is close by.

Three miles west of Chudleigh is Canonteign Falls and Farm Park. This is a natural hillside gorge landscaped by the first Viscountess of Exmouth. The park has the highest waterfall in England, nature trails, tea room and gift shop.

Close to Canonteign Falls is Orchid Paradise - a magnificent collection of orchids in a plant nursery.

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