Woodbury Common, Devon

Woodbury Common, Devon

Woodbury Common in East Devon is an area of common land that is predominantly heathland adjacent to the village of Woodbury, Devon and containing Woodbury Castle.

Woodbury Common has an iron age hill fort within it. Woodbury Castle is situated on a viewpoint overlooking eastwards the villages of Woodbury and Woodbury Salterton and across the Exe estuary 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, heather and is a popular spot for orienteering, hill-walking, mountain biking and flying radio-controlled aircraft.

The Common contains a training ground for the Royal Marines, part of the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines based at nearby Lympstone.

To the north end of Woodbury Common is the Woodbury Park Hotel, Golf and Country Club complex established by former Formula 1 driver Nigel Mansell. [ [http://www.woodburypark.co.uk/ Woodbury Park Hotel, Golf and Country Club ] ]


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