North Devon Festival - A Greener Festival

Many of our Festival events are inspired by our unique environment, one that is recognised across the world for its landscapes, wildlife and culture. The dramatic and inspiring North Devon coast is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and sits next to the woodlands, clear streams and high moorlands of Exmoor National Park. Both these areas and North Devon as a whole are included in the UK's first UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The Festival aims to develop new ways of bringing people and the environment together to make it a true celebration of culture, landscape and life.

The unique North Devon landscape forms a spectacular backdrop to many of the Festival events, but we felt it should be much more than this and committed to developing the Natural Environment strand of events.  This strand includes many walks, tours and lectures from our diverse partners.  Click here to see the full list of events available this June.

Greener products

We make great efforts to ensure our promotional material is as environmentally friendly as possible. Our balloons and stickers are biodegradable and the brochure is printed on paper from renewable sources. We encourage Festival visitors to view events online and to recycle the printed brochure or pass it on when they are finished with it.

Greener travel
To protect our beautiful environment, where possible please consider walking, cycling, using public transport and car-sharing.

Stagecoach DEVON
Barnstaple: 01271 329089
Exeter: 01392 427711
Torbay: 01803 664500
Or visit

Devon Travelwise
Tel: 01392 382089 or visit

Public transport info: 0871 200 22 33

National Rail Enquiries
Tel: 08457 484950

North Devon Shopmobility & Leisuremobility
Tel: 01271 328866 or visit

Devon offers its drivers a free DVD entitled 'Eco-safe driving - Making a Difference' also available to view on:

Save Fuel, save money - drive the Devon way.

The Devon Countrymile project 

Devon Countrymile Project  

Devon County Council, Devon and Cornwall Police, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service and the Devon and Cornwall Safety Camera Partnership are working in partnership on the Devon Countrymile project to improve rural road safety, specifically in the area between Exeter and Barnstaple, bordered by the A361, the A377 and the A396. The Devon Countrymile project is supported by the Department for Transport.

These six safety tips highlight the main causes of collisions on the A361 over the past five years.

  • Keep patient - Overtake only when it is safe to do so
  • Stay focused – Avoid distractions in or outside of the car
  • Take regular breaks – Avoid driving when tired. There are numerous laybys
  • Keep a safe distance – There are too many rear-end shunts on this route
  • Use lower speeds in poor weather conditions
  • Know your speed limits on single carriageways

For more information visit