Welcome to Devon: the perfect place for a coastal-meets-rural adventure.
With dramatic coastlines, untamed national parks and cute country villages, Devon is an outdoor lover’s playground. Our local guides will help you discover the county's most spectacular scenery and a few hidden gems along the way – including where to find the best cream tea! From rambling along the awe-worthy Jurassic Coast and getting lost in the beauty of Dartmoor National Park, to swimming in natural swimming pools, you'll soon discover why Devon is considered to be one of the most beautiful parts of England.
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Trips on or before 31 December 2022
If your Intrepid trip starts on or before 31 December 2022, you must provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.
If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons, you may apply for an exemption. Exemptions will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. To apply, you must provide a medical certificate from a medical professional.
Children under 18 are exempt. Children aged between 5 and 17 years old must provide proof of either vaccination, recovery or a negative COVID-19 test.
Trips from 1 January 2023 onwards
From 1 January 2023, Intrepid will no longer require travellers to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (excluding all Polar trips and select adventure cruises).
However, we continue to strongly recommend that all Intrepid travellers and leaders get vaccinated to protect themselves and others.
Specific proof of testing or vaccination may still be required by your destination or airline. Please ensure you check travel and entry requirements carefully.
Devon is easily reached by car, train, coach or bus. The two main train lines into Devon are the Paddington line (operated by Great Western Railway) and the Waterloo line (operated by South Western Railway). The National Express run coach services to Devon from all over Britain with stops in Exeter, Tiverton, Plymouth, Bideford, Barnstaple, Westward Ho! and Ilfracombe. If you're coming from further afield, the closest international airports are Exeter and Bristol. No matter how you get here, the best part about travelling to Devon is that you’ll be treated to fabulous views along the way.
Getting around Devon is easy thanks to a reliable public transport network. Most of Devon’s major towns and villages are connected via bus routes with Stagecoach South West. Devon also has some stunning scenic rail journeys like the English Riviera, Dartmoor and Tarka lines with incredible views of the Devonshire coast and countryside. Rural areas might have limited public transport or no services at all, so make sure you plan ahead.
Devon has similar weather to the rest of the UK. The county has a temperate maritime climate and rarely experiences extreme hot and cold weather. This means winter is chilly and wet (with a few beautifully clear and crisp days thrown in there too), and summer is warm with some occasional hot days. Spring is usually mild and wet, while autumn experiences mild weather in the day with cooler nights.
What to pack for your trip to Devon depends on the season. The summer can be warm, so t-shirts, shorts, skirts and pants are all suitable. You’ll still want to bring some warm layers such as a light jacket or fleece as the temperature can drop in the evenings or it might feel chilly if a sea breeze rolls in. For winter trips, it's best to bring warm clothes that are going to keep you dry and snug such as long-sleeved tops, a wind-proof and waterproof coat, scarves, gloves, etc. It’s always a good idea to bring an umbrella no matter the season in case the heavens open (which happens quite a bit in the UK!).
Intrepid is committed to making travel widely accessible, regardless of ability or disability. That’s why we do our best to help as many people see the world as possible, regardless of any physical or mental limitations they might have. We’re always happy to talk to travellers with disabilities and see if we can help guide them towards the most suitable itinerary for their needs and where possible, make reasonable adjustments to our itineraries.
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