OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION about the area;
SHOPS TESCO, Barnstaple (8-9 miles) is the nearest large food shop and biggest town in North Devon. SOUTH MOLTON (7 miles) small market town has the nearest NEWSAGENTS, a small Sainsbury’s & Spar .
CHEMISTS – BOOTS, Broad St, South Molton, Mon – Sat 9am – 5.30pm (no prescriptions 1 – 2pm)
LEWIS & DAY, The Square, South Molton, Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm.
LLOYDS, Litchden Medical Centre, Newport, Barnstaple, Tel 01271342434.
All night Chemist – See advice Centre information in North Devon Journal Newspaper
North Devon District Hospital. Raleigh Park, Barnstaple, (main casualty department) Tel; 01271 322577
South Molton 01769 572164
DOCTOR (HEALTH CENTRE)
Lichden St Surgery, Newport, Barnstaple Tel; 01271 323443
EMERGENCY DENTIST Contact NHS Direct Tel; 111
Pure Dental, Barnstaple EX31 3TJ Tel: 01271 328188
WEST BUCKLAND POST OFFICE – The Post Office Ltd currently operates an outreach facility on Tuesdays and Thursdays of each week from 2.30 to 4pm in St Peter’s Church West Buckland.
BUS SERVICES from West Buckland :
Leave WB Arrive Barnstaple Leave Barnstaple Arrive WB
9.35 10.30 1.20 2.50
9.35 10.30 2.20 3.20
To South Molton
Leave WB Arrive SM Leave SM Arrive WB
9.00 9.30 11.45 12.15
Non emergency Tel; 101
Emergency Tel; 999
EMERGENCY RESCUE SERVICE
Tel; 999 (112 from a mobile phone) and ask for the police in the first instance.
West Buckland Tel; 760296 (No petrol)
24 hr. Filling Stations; Barnstaple, BP Garage, Roundswell (on A39)
Barnstaple, Tesco (A361)
Barnstaple A1 Taxi Service Boutport St, Tel; 01271 322922
Barnstaple Castle Cabs Tel; 01271 377771
Barnstaple B-Line Taxi Tel; 01271 322117
South Molton Taxi Service (Accessibility service available too) Tel; 01769 573636
South Molton A+L Taxi Tel; 01769572169
Swimbridge Daves Taxi Tel; 07733 447978
BRITISH RAIL TRAIN INFORMATION Tel; 0800 022 3720
TRAVELINE PUBLIC TRANSPORT INFO. (Buses) First Tel; 0345 6460707 Filers Travel Tel; 01271 863819
NATIONAL BUS INFO. Tel; 0871 7818181
Barnstaple Tel; 01271 370022
Ilfracombe Tel; 01271 862323
Queens Theatre, Barnstaple & Landmark, Ilfracombe Booking office Tel; 01271 327357
The Plough, Torrington Tel; 01805 624624
Outovercott Riding Stables, Lynton Tel; 01598 753341
Dean Riding Stables, Trentishoe Tel; 01598 763565
Woolacombe Riding Stables Tel; 01271 870260
Boldtry, Chumleigh EX18 7JN Tel; 01769 580366
Brendon Manor, Lynton EX35 6LQ Tel; 01598 741246
Biketrail, Fremington Quay, Barnstaple Tel; 01271 372586
Bideford Bicycle Hire, Tel; 01237 424123
Tarka Trail Cycle Hire, The railway Station, Barnstaple Tel; 01272 324202
Bicycle repair centres;
Michael Fook, 135 East St, South Molton Tel; 01769 573354
The Bike Shed, The Square, Barnstaple Tel; 01272 328628
Planet Bike Ltd, Unit 47, Upcott Ave, Pottington Business Park, Barnstaple EX31 1HN Tel; 01271 327455
Variety Sports 23 Broad St Ilfracombe Tel; 01271 862039
Summerlands Tackle, 3 Golf Links Rd, Westward Ho! Tel; 01237 471291
North Devon Tackle, Barnstaple Tel; 01271 523415
South Molton; Thursday and Saturday mornings.
Barnstaple; Craft market Thursday 10am – 4pm
General Produce Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Antiques market Wednesday 8am – 4pm
Barnstaple, 41 High St
Barnstaple 17 Cross Street
South Molton 122 East Street
Barnstaple 38 Boutport Street and Tesco Store Barnstaple
Barnstaple. Tuly Street, Barnstaple, Tel; 01271 318780
South Molton 1 East Street, South Molton, Tel; 01769 572128
TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRES
Barnstaple, The Square Tel; 01271 375000
South Molton 125 East Street, South Molton, EX36 3BU Tel; 01769 572501
Open all the time to the public, ie not clubs;
Libberton Golf Club. High Bickington, Umberleigh Tel; 01769 560269
Chulmleigh Golf Course. Leigh Rd, Chulmleigh. Tel; 01769 580519
Clubs, please telephone;
Ilfracombe Golf Club. Hele Bay, Ilfracombe Tel; 01271 862176
Royal North Devon Golf Club. Golf Links Rd, Westward Ho! Bideford Tel; 01237 473817
Saunton Golf Club. Saunton, Braunton Tel; 01271 812436
Portmore Golf Range. Portmore Farm, Barnstaple Tel; 01271 378378
Ilfracombe and Woolacombe Golf Range. Woolacombe Rd, Ilfracombe Tel; 01271 866222
Portmore Golf Range. Portmore Farm, Barnstaple. Tel; 01271 378378
The main surfing beaches of North Devon are Saunton, Croyde, Woolacombe, Putsborough and Westward Ho!
Combe Martin. Sheltered cove with large stretches of sand at low tide. No dog restrictions.
Croyde. Large flat sandy beach. Ideal for swimming, surfing, windsurfing etc. (water sports equipment for hire in the village). Some dog restrictions. RNLI Lifeguards
Putsborough. Winner of the gold award for cleanliness- Marine Conservation Society. Large golden sandy beach, ideal for swimming, surfing, watersports etc. Beach carpark. Dog restrictions Easter to October.
Saunton. Long sandy beach. Ideal for all water sports. Beach car park. No dog restrictions. RNLI Lifeguards
Westward Ho! Two miles of sandy beach protected by a pebble ridge. Extensive rock pools. Ideal for swimming, surfing etc. Car park close to beach. No dog restrictions. Blue Flag beach. RNLI Lifeguards
Woolacombe. Three miles of golden sandy beach. Voted by Trip Advisor as England number one beach. Ideal for swimming, surfing etc.(water sports equipment available for hire in the village). Large car park close to beach. Dog restrictions from Easter. RNLI Lifeguards.
PLACES OF WORSHIP
St Peters West Buckland; Sunday Service 11.00am
Parish Church of St Peter and St Mary Magdalene, Church Lane, Barnstaple
Contact; 01271 373837 Sunday Service; 10.30am.
St Mary the Virgin, Pilton St, Barnstaple Contact; 01271 343225 Sunday Service; 10.30am.
St Mary Magdalene Parish Church, North St, South Molton Contact; 01769 579492
Sunday Services; 8.00am and 11.00am
St Michaels, East Buckland Tel; 01271 830950
St Mary’s, Higher Church, St Barnstaple Contact; 01271 343312
Sunday Mass; 9.30am. Evening song 6.30pm
Catholic Church of St Joseph, East St, South Molton
Contact; 01271 343312 Saturday Mass; 5.30pm
South Molton Methodist Church, 1 East St Tel; 01769572637 Sunday service 11am & 6.30pm
Barnstaple Christ Methodist Church, Bear st, EX32 7BU Tel; 01271 345313
Baptist Church, New Rd, South Molton Tel; 01769 936405 Sunday service 10.30am
Barnstaple Baptist Church, Boutport St EX31 1TD Sunday Service; 10.30am
West Buckland School is situated opposite Huxtable Farm’s entrance. Since 1858 the school has been creating opportunities for boys and girls to fulfil their academic potential, and to develop into confident young adults through the challenges and enjoyment of sport, music, drama, adventurous activities and many other extra curicular activities.
Links to other sites;
Farm Stay UK B&B and Self catering accommodation on farms throughout the United Kingdom.
Devon Farms; B&B and self catering accommodation found on farms throughout Devon
The Devon Holiday Directory – over a 1000 links to web sites full of information for visitors to Devon – attractions, towns and villages, museums and gardens, pubs, restaurants and accommodation
Bed & Breakfast Nationwide Link to Bed & Breakfast Nationwide 01255 831235 email:email@example.com
We’re listed on the Ask Sherlock website
www.bedandbreakfasts.co.uk-A Bed and Breakfast Directory full of accommodation information
www.bestwalks.com “The most comprehensive resource on the web for books on walking on Exmoor and throughout Britain”
British-Breaks.com & Ireland-Breaks.com
Holiday Accommodation Directories. Hotels, Cottages, Caravan & Camping Sites and more!
England | Scotland | Wales | N. Ireland | Rep. Ireland | British Isles
Enjoy England – The official website for English Tourism
Visit South West – The official guide to South West England
B&Bs in the UK from BNBSelect
Huxtable Farm at privatestay.com
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