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Guided walk around Bucks Mills (History Section)

Thu. 25 April 2024 at 1:15 pm

£3 – £5

The history of Bucks Mills with walk and commentary, led by Chris Braund (founder member of the Braund Society).

Fully booked: see below.

Bucks Mills is known as the village of a single surname and its history is inextricably linked with that of the Braund family. Very little of the settlement existed before the year 1800 and a full community reconstruction has been carried out. This visit will be led by Chris Braund whose family have fished the North Devon waters for generations. It will include a visit to the Ackland and Edwards cabin. Artists Judith Ackland (1892–1971) and Mary Stella Edwards (1893–1989) are synonymous with Bucks Mills which is a picturesque village perched on the cliffs on the North Devon coast a few miles east of Clovelly. Below the village is a pebble beach with some strips of sand between rocks at low tide.

Pack donkeys at Bucks Mills c. 1906

Refreshments and toilet facilities are available at the Merry Harriers, Woolfardisworthy, Bideford EX39 5QH. Please note that there are no public toilets in the village. The visit will be around 2 hours duration.

Bucks Mills is 8 miles from Bideford on the A39. On the A39 at Bucks Cross there is a right turning signposted to Bucks Mills. Follow this road to a car park above the village (sat nav EX39 5DY) and walk down to the village.

Spaces are limited, so booking is essential. Please contact the organiser, details below, by Friday 19 April. Note that this event is fully booked and a waiting list is in operation.

Price: £3 for DA members; £5 for non-members. Pay on the day.


Thu. 25 April 2024
1:15 pm
£3 – £5
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History Section