Allerford is a hamlet in Selworthy parish on the National Trust's Holnicote Estate. A picturesque and much photographed fifteenth-century packhorse bridge spans Aller Brook. The old, thatched school is now the West Somerset Rural Life Museum. There is a working smithy, shop, small car park and toilets. Nearby is Piles Mill, a National Trust study centre with the mill open to the public.
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A village in Lynton and Lynmouth parish. There is a memorial to those who lost their lives there in the 1952 flood disaster. To the east is the notorious Beggars Roost Hill, a steep and stony track long used for motor trials.
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A picturesque hamlet in Selworthy parish, on the National Trust's Holnicote Estate. Distinctive cottages with chimney stacks and bread ovens bulging from the facades line the single street. There are good walks along the Coast Path to Hurlstone Point and Porlock Marsh and superb views from Bossington Hill. There is a car park, toilets, picnic area and tea gardens in season, and a wildlife park and medieval chapel at nearby Lynch..
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This large parish includes the heathland of Brendon Common. The village straggles along the East Lyn valley with the church nearly two miles away. The church was moved from Cheriton in the eighteenth century and is dedicated to St Brendan, the much-travelled Irish saint who is reputed to have discovered North America.
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The Brendon Hills
Here are remains of the once prosperous iron mining industry, including a miners' chapel at Beulah and ruins of mines, cottages and the steep mineral railway incline running down to Comberow. Car parking is at a lay-by near Raleigh's Cross and it is necessary to explore on foot. Access to Burrow Farm engine house is from near the Naked Boy prehistoric standing stone along the edge of the track bed of the former mineral railway.
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