The village of Cockington is very “olde world”, with its thatched rooftops and horse drawn cart, which gives trips to the craft centre where I bought some beautiful glassware. You can watch various artisans at work there – fascinating!
The working fishing village of Clovelly, North Devon, is world-famous for its cobbled street, called “up-along” or “down-along”, depending which way you happen to be walking! It is traffic-free, and whereas donkeys were used in the past to haul goods up and down, now sledges are used. It was quite strange to see the sledges parked outside the houses, where cars are normally to be expected. It has a wonderful historic harbour, and if you don’t fancy the climb back up, there is always the little bus that takes you outside the village and back up to the car park!
Dartmouth harbour is wonderful, with its black and white buildings. Again, very evocative of “Olde England”. The narrow streets are extremely awkward to drive down. You have been warned!
Imagine walking over this Clapper Bridge at Post Bridge on Dartmoor! Thankfully, when I did it, the river was quite shallow! It dates back to the 13th century.