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Plate Tectonics

Place: Hartland Quay | Category: Geology

About: Plate tectonics caused the collision of two super continents and Hartland Quay was in the middle. Devon marked the southern margin of a super-continent called Laurasia and this collided with the sup......

Photograph Added: 3rd June 2011

Geological Folds

Place: Hartland Quay | Category: Geology

About: The cliffs at Hartland Quay must be admired by both non specialists and the professional geologist and it takes little or no geological knowledge to appreciate the hundreds of millions of years of na......

Photograph Added: 3rd June 2011

Calm Sea

Place: Hartland Quay | Category: Coastal

About: This was the only occasion that we had visited Hartland when the sea was calm and it looked good enough for a swim but there was a cold breeze blowing

Photograph Added: 3rd June 2011

Looking Back towards Hartland QuayHotel

Place: Hartland Quay | Category: Coastal

About: Like many people before us we walked out to the viewing area behind Hartland Quay Hotel, where we sat on the seat at the top and admired the views in all directions.

Photograph Added: 14th May 2011

Tranquil Sea

Place: Hartland Quay | Category: Coastal

About: The stretch of South West Coast Path between Hartland Quay and Hartland Point is truly breathtaking and the beach at Hartland Quay with the coves and cliff formations are both beautiful and dramatic a......

Photograph Added: 14th May 2011

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About Hartland Quay Devon.

Harland is located almost fifteen miles north west of Holsworthy, the village has narrow streets and a little square. In the past Hartland ranked in importance with Bideford and from the time of King Alfred to the Norman Conquest it was a royal procession. Hartland's most prosperous time was during the 1700s and some fine Georgian buildings still survive in the village.
Nearly a mile from the village towards the west is Hartland Quay which has majestic rocks rearing out of the sea. On a stormy day the area is very dramatic the view out to the Atlantic Ocean is wild and ferocious but on a fine day it is possible to see across to Lundy Island 10 miles away. The Quay was once a thriving harbour, mainly because of its remote location and the difficulty encountered in transporting goods by road. Once the railway had reached Bideford and improvements made to the road network the harbour fell in to decline and the sea finally overwhelmed the 16th century quay in the 1890s. Several of the old buildings have since been converted and there is now a hotel, a pub and a museum with artefacts and records about the many shipwrecks that have floundered on the jagged coastline.
To the north of the quay is Hartland Point quoted as being one of the boldest headlands on the English coast. Ptolemy on his map of Britain drawn up in Roman times calls the point the 'Promontory of Hercules' because the stretch of upended rocks rise about 350 feet above the sea. The Lighthouse was built in 1874 and has a beam that is visible from about 20 miles out to sea.

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