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Lundy Island Lundy Shore Office, The Quay, Bideford, Devon, EX39 2LY.
Telephone 01271 863636 Fax: 01237 477779
website Lundy is a 400 foot granite outcrop in the Bristol Channel with tremendous views of sea and mainland.
Discover Lundy website In a place of wide spaces and big skies, without roads, cars or pollution, simply walking is a profound pleasure. Lundy has a milder climate than the mainland, with more sunshine and less rain.
The particular character of Lundy derives from its varied terrain; on the west side, exposed to the Atlantic, there are high and rugged cliffs, on the east, sheltered from the prevailing wind, the coastline is gentler with grassy slopes, trees and many types of wild flowers. This contrast explains the rich diversity of the island's animal and plant life and its attraction to walkers, climbers and divers.
Day Trips website Whether you live in, or are just visiting North Devon, a day trip to Lundy makes for an unforgettable experience.
Although only three miles in length, and half-a-mile wide, the Island offers an amazingly diverse range of things to do for day-trippers. Its 4,000 years of human history comes to life through the 42 scheduled monuments and its clutch of listed buildings. Because of its isolation the habitat for wildlife is often compared to that of Galapagos. This is all set against a backdrop of stunning natural rugged beauty, making it a walker's paradise.
STAYING ON LUNDY website 23 self-catering properties set a world apart.
Accommodation website The Landmark Trust is a charity that gives new life to castles, forts, follies, towers and cottages. On Lundy it has given new life to a whole island.
Travelling to Lundy website Your Lundy adventure begins even before you set foot on the Island.
During the winter season, (beginning of November until the end of March), a Helicopter Service operates between Lundy and Hartland Point on Mondays and Fridays. This exhilarating flight takes approximately seven minutes, providing spectacular aerial views of the Island and North Devon.
During the summer season, (end of March until the end of October), the Island?s own supply ship and ferry, the MS Oldenburg departs several times a week from either Bideford or Ilfracombe.
MS Oldenburg website
Summer visitors (from the end of March until the end of October), whether staying or day-trippers, are carried to Lundy on the MS Oldenburg, Lundy's own ship. She is a graceful motor vessel, fast, comfortable and built on traditional lines. Below decks she retains her original panelling and brass fittings, but has been skilfully modernised to provide heated saloons, bar, buffet, shop and information centre.
The ship sails at least three times a week from either Bideford or Ilfracombe and the crossing takes about 2 hours each way, allowing between 4 and 6 hours to explore the island depending on the day you choose to travel.
Lundy Postal Service
Lundy's stamps and coins website since 1929 some 350 Lundy stamps have been issued, many of them now very rare and highly collectible. Some 40,000 pieces of mail are sent from the island every year and Lundy is the oldest private postal service operating in the world today.
Appledore Sails website Charter sailing in the Torridge Taw Estuary, Bristol Channel and beyond
Lundy Charters website Lundy Charters is run by Colin Eastman, operating an Aquastar 33 from Appledore and Clovelly in North Devon. Lundy Charters offers diving, fishing and charter trips around Lundy and the North Devon Coast.