- Woodbury Common, Devon
Woodbury Common in
East Devonis an area of common landthat is predominantly heathlandadjacent to the village of Woodbury, Devonand containing Woodbury Castle.
Woodbury Common has an
iron age hill fortwithin it. Woodbury Castleis situated on a viewpoint overlooking eastwards the villages of Woodbury and Woodbury Saltertonand across the Exeestuary to the Haldon Hills, and overlooking westwards to the Otter Valley, in which runs the River Otter, part of the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The heathland has wide swathes of
gorse, heatherand is a popular spot for orienteering, hill-walking, mountain bikingand flying radio-controlled aircraft.
The Common contains a training ground for the
Royal Marines, part of the Commando Training Centre Royal Marinesbased at nearby Lympstone.
To the north end of Woodbury Common is the Woodbury Park Hotel, Golf and Country Club complex established by former
Formula 1driver Nigel Mansell. [ [http://www.woodburypark.co.uk/ Woodbury Park Hotel, Golf and Country Club ] ]
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