North Devon Holidaymakers make top prize in the National Ramblers' Competition and show the beautiful North Devon Coast on the front cover!
1st October 2013
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The youngest of the troupe is only 4 and they have already covered some great distances and are returning at the end of October for another three days where the Hotel will fetch and carry them to the next legs of their route, something the Hotel is always pleased to try to offer to walkers.

The photograph on the Ramblers' book "The Case for Coast" shows Gillian Grattan's three children on the cliff edge after climbing-up from Hunters Inn en route to Combe Martin.  See more of the details here  

The family group loved their stay at Trimstone too, all the history as well as the Pool and the Hotel and their room's characterful presentation.  Owner Philip Milton has been helping them plan their next part of the coastal path as well as providing a few ideas for the children to be entertained during their Half Term week and they like the idea of 'The Big Sheep's special week's activities.  They will be hoping to cover the Woolacombe to Barnstaple legs over their return three day stay at Trimstone.

Says Philip Milton "We enjoyed having Gillian and her children staying with us for two days and got to know them quite well.  It's a great competition outcome and a brilliant way of showing some of the beautiful North Devon coast path to the nation - being on the front cover of such an important publication!  Well done to Gillian!"

Gillian, a Canadian, only recently moved to Cornwall to look after her elderly mother who was born here but lived most of her adult life in Canada.  She is bringing-up her children in the local Primary School.  Indeed, they were given great applause at the school assembly for their achievement.

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Laura H

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A busy wife and full time mum to two daughters who's family have lived in Barnstaple and the surrounding villages for a long time!

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