The local area

Yomer Wood is found in Lee, a small valley on the North Devon coast between the Victorian seaside town of Ilfracombe and the stunning surfing beach of Woolacombe. Lee is designated an area of outstanding natural beauty, and North Devon is the perfect place for outdoor pursuits like long-distance walking, cycling or surfing. Situated in what’s known locally as the Fuschia Valley, on account of the beautiful flowers that fill the village hedgerows, Lee is a picturesque coastal village and a perfect place to stop off for a short stay or as part of a longer Devon holiday. Below is a list of some of the places you might like to visit on your trip!

The Grampus Inn
The Grampus Inn is run by friendly landlord Bill and is a 10 minute walk down the valley, serving locally-sourced food as well as a selection of regional ales and now boasting its own in house brewery. Open Monday-Friday 11am-3pm, 6pm-late and Saturday-Sunday 11am-midnight, Bill runs a popular open mic night every Friday evening from around 9pm.
For reservations call 01271 862 906

Grampus Inn, Lee

South West coastal path
The South West National Trail is a 630 mile route stretching from Minehead in Somerset, along the coasts of Devon and Cornwall, all the way to Poole Harbour in Dorset. The section of the trail closest to Lee passes Combe Martin, Ilfracombe, Mortehoe and Woolacombe and includes ‘Morte Point’ – a notorious peninsula that historically saw multiple shipwrecks in the 19th century. The coastal path is known for it’s spectacular, dramatically high cliffs as well as it’s beautiful heathland and grasses. You can find trails and lots more information on the South West Coast Path website.


Ilfracombe is the closest town to Lee village and is a former Victorian seaside town and harbour. The town offers everything you would expect by way of amenities – you’ll find a large supermarket just outside of the town and smaller local shops on the high street, as well as restaurants, gift shops, takeaways, a cinema, a theatre and harbourside entertainment! There are also lots of B&Bs or houses to rent should you wish to continue your stay in the area. Find more on the Visit Ilfracombe website.


Croyde & Woolacombe
Both Croyde and Woolacombe are really popular with surfers and beach goers, and with their offer of spotless, life-guarded beaches have become among the most popular surfing beaches in the UK. They’re also good places to continue your camping holiday if you’re looking to move further along the coast!
Find out more about Woolacombe / Find out more about Croyde.

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