Explore Braunton - The Most Biodiverse Parish in England


Braunton is a fantastically rich educational resource and attracts visiting school groups throughout the year.

School aAn introduction to the area is provided by the Braunton Explorers – handheld multimedia devices that are gps controlled to give tours at three locations, both of which are highly suitable for a wide range of Key Stage pupils.

For more information please see the section about the Braunton Explorers.

Kingsacre School


Explore Braunton is delighted to present work completed by Kingsacre School, which focused on a heritage trail around the village.  The children identified locations that were important to them and that they thought would be of interest to others.  The results are displayed on our Kingsacre School page and also on the interactive map.

Velator Wetlands


A further resource is offered by Velator Wetlands, a wetland site which the Environment Agency and Northern Devon Coast and Countryside Service invite people to see as a wonderful recreational and educational resource for the area. It is a safe haven for wildlife, fauna and flora and so facilities have been kept to a minimum.

Marsh orchids and yellow rattleA full resource pack is included here, which gives directions, access arrangements, health and safety risk assessment, activity details, photographs, art work, poems and much more.

The pack was funded by the Tarka Millennium Fund in order to bring together information and individual’s enthusiasm to encourage people to enjoy and learn from this beautiful site.

Wholelife Project


For students with learning disabilities, Wholelife is a specialist day centre based on a small-holding near Braunton at Ashford.  Close to the Tarka Trail and the North Devon countryside, clients attend the farm to work on a bespoke placement plan which is tailored to meet their individual needs.  For more information, please see the Wholelife web-site.

explore braunton, the most biodiverse parish in england - a north devon aonb project