Lying about ten miles off the coast of North Devon, Lundy Island has had an interesting and turbulent history, having been fought over across the centuries by the English and a variety of enemies, including marauders and various other troublesome folk. These days it is quite different, however, and a place of tranquillity where nature abounds, and solitude is easily found.
A place with no cars, no roads and no light pollution, Lundy Island really is a fabulous retreat for those that are looking for peace and quiet, and a place to freely wander. Reached by either boat or helicopter, this 3 mile long island is ideal for a day trip, although consult the travel timetables first to plan your trip. It is also a great place for a longer stay, given that there is a selection of accommodation, the Marisco Tavern serving food, and a general store for those that wish to self-cater.
Once on the island, walking with the big skies overhead and along the clifftops is a restful pastime, and exploring the island’s intriguing history, which dates back as far as the Bronze Age, is a rewarding thing to do. For nature lovers, please bring your binoculars, since Puffins and many other birds both nest and migrate through Lundy Island, with up to 140 different species being recorded every year. In fact, Puffins inspired the name Lundy since it is Norse for Puffin Island!